Walsall player 242. Terry Carling


Terry Carling (born 26 February 1939 in Otley, Leeds) is a former English footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He played in The Football League for four clubs. Carling began his professional career with Leeds United. He joined them in 1956 but had to wait until 1960–61 for his league debut. He made just five league appearances and played one Football League Cup tie while at Elland Road and moved to Lincoln City in July 1962 on a free transfer.

Terry Carling
After two years of regular football for the Imps, Carling joined Walsall and more than 100 league appearances for the Saddlers before switching to Chester in December 1966. He made his debut in a 3–2 win at Bradford City as he replaced Dennis Reeves as regular Chester goalkeeper. Carling was to be a regular for the next three years, with rivals Simon Jones, Grenville Millington and John Taylor restricted to just nine league appearances between them during the period.
During Carling’s time at Chester, he helped them reach the Welsh Cup final against Cardiff City in May 1970, marking the end of a season in which he played all 59 first–team matches for the club. He left Chester a year later with a testimonial against Wrexham.
After leaving Chester, Carling joined non–league side Macclesfield Town and worked as a milkman in Chester.

 

Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1962 Leeds United 5 (0)
1962–1964 Lincoln City 84 (0)
1964–1966 Walsall 101 (0)
1966–1971 Chester 199 (0)
1971–? Macclesfield Town
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