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Getting to know.. Trevor Carson

8 January 2022

Dundee United goalkeeper Trevor Carson arrived at the Mazuma Stadium on a loan deal until the end of the 2021/22 campaign.

Following his arrival at the Mazuma Stadium, we thought it’d be apt to make you more familiar with our new shot-stopper!

  1. The 33-year-old has 360 career appearances to his name and has kept a total of 86 clean sheets to-date.

  2. Carson has also played three times in the Europa League Qualifying stage for Motherwell, against Glentoran and Coleraine in Northern Ireland, and Hapoel Beer Sheva in Israel.

  3. The shot-stopper was born in Downpatrick, which is also the birthplace of Celtic goalkeeper Conor Hazard and comedian Patrick Kielty.

  4. A native Northern Irishman, Carson has made seven senior appearances for his county, keeping three clean sheets in the process.

  5. Carson also came through the Northern Irish ranks, representing the U17s, U19s, U20s and U21s collectively more than 40 times.

  6. Born on 5 March 1988, Carson shares a birthday with Manchester United captain Harry Maguire, comedian and actor Matt Lucas and Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante.

  7. In the 2015/16 season, Carson won Hartlepool United’s Players’ Player of the Year, Supporters’ Player of the Year and Community Player of the Year.

  8. Carson has worked with manager Stephen Robinson before, linking up at Scottish Premiership side Motherwell.

  9. Having played in an U21 3-0 defeat against Germany in Frankfurt on a Friday night, Carson flew home and played for Chesterfield the following afternoon in a 1-0 win over Rotherham.

  10. England international goalkeeper Jordan Pickford used to be Carson’s boot boy at Sunderland.

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