(born November 9, 1965 in Hammersmith
) is an English
. During his career, he played for Millwall
, Oxford United
and then Millwall for a second spell.
Millwall bought Jimmy in 1987 for £15,000 from Queens Park Rangers
, where he made his Football League
debut in a 0-0 draw with Oldham at The Den
. He quickly established himself in the Millwall first team and was an integral part of the team which gained Millwall promotion to the top flight in 1987-88
, the first time ever in Millwall's 100 year history.
Carter was part of a side that included players such as Teddy Sheringham
, Tony Cascarino
and Terry Hurlock
. Millwall made a strong start to the 1988/89 season where they remained in the top four for much of the season before a poor finish saw them slip to tenth, their lowest position all season.
Jimmy’s reputation was growing and in 1991, Kenny Dalglish signed him for Liverpool for a fee of £800,000. Unfortunately Dalglish resigned shortly after and within a year Jimmy found himself returning to London where he signed for Arsenal, a club he supported as a young boy. Arsenal paid £500,000 for Carter.
He spent 3 and a half years at Highbury and during his time there, Arsenal won the FA Cup
and the League Cup
in 1993 and in 1994 went on to win the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
. However he was very much a bit-part player making only 25 League appearances for the Gunners, and did not feature in any of the major finals... Read More