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Carl Shutt
Personal information
Full name Carl Steven Shutt
Date of birth 10 October 1961(1961-10-10)
Place of birth    Sheffield, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Striker
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Spalding United
Sheffield Wednesday
Bristol City
Leeds United
Birmingham City
Manchester City (loan)
Bradford City
Kettering Town
Bradford Park Avenue

40 (16)
46 (10)
79 (17)
26 0(4)
06 0(0)
89 (16)
54 0(9)
76 0(5)
13 0(1)   
Teams managed
Kettering Town (player/caretaker manager)
Kettering Town (player manager)
Bradford Park Avenue (player manager)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Carl Shutt (born 10 October 1961 in Sheffield) is an English former professional football player.


Playing career

Carl Shutt's league career started at the relatively late age of 23. He was spotted by Howard Wilkinson while playing for Spalding United and enjoyed two relatively successful seasons with Sheffield Wednesday. With the manager leaving for pastures new, Carl joined Bristol City and again had two relatively successful seasons. It wasn’t long before Wilkinson recalled him and arranged to swap Bob Taylor and £50,000 to get his man again, right on cue for Leeds United's push to promotion.

Shutt made an instant impact at Leeds with a hat-trick in his first game. He became a fans' favourite with tireless running and unwillingness to give up any cause. Following promotion and the successful pairing of Lee Chapman and Rod Wallace, Shutt remained a popular figure and was frequently used as a substitute.

Perhaps the defining moment of Shutt's Leeds career came at the Nou Camp against VfB Stuttgart in 1992, in a replayed European Cup game. Within a couple of minutes of coming on as a substitute, he scored the winner with only his second touch.

After leaving Leeds in 1993 with more than 100 appearances and 25 goals, he played for Birmingham City and had a very brief spell at Manchester City before settling at Bradford City in 1994. In three seasons with the Bantams, Shutt scored 15 goals before moving on to Darlington where again he spent three seasons, scoring nine goals.

Managerial career

He then joined non-league Kettering Town, initially as a player. In February 2001 he took over as caretaker manager. Though unable to avoid relegation, his position was made permanent[1] and he led them back to the Conference at the first attempt. In the 2002–03 season, he managed the club through a very difficult period with the club up for sale and facing administration. It was a losing battle and when relegation was confirmed, the club decided to terminate his contract.

In 2004, Shutt became manager of Bradford Park Avenue[2] and managed to steer them to the Conference North league. He continued to play (and score) occasionally.[3] His contract was not renewed following Bradford's relegation at the end of the 2004–05 season.[4]


  1. ^ "Shutt agrees new Kettering deal". BBC Sport. 2001-05-12. Retrieved 2008-03-13.  
  2. ^ Slater, Gary (2004-03-22). "Shutt in command". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2008-03-13.  
  3. ^ "Player Details: Season 2004-2005 Carl Shutt". SoccerFacts UK. Retrieved 2008-03-13.  
  4. ^ "Shutt is given the chop by Avenue". Bradford Telegraph & Argus. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-03-13.  

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