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Franz Carr
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Full name Franz Carr
Date of birth 24 September 1966 (1966-09-24) (age 43)
Place of birth    Preston, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Forward, Winger
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Blackburn Rovers
Nottingham Forest
Sheffield Wednesday (loan)
West Ham United (loan)
Newcastle United
Sheffield United
Leicester City (loan)
Leicester City
Aston Villa
Bolton Wanderers (loan)
West Bromwich Albion
Pittsburgh Riverhounds
000 0(0)
131 (17)
012 0(0)
003 0(1)
025 0(3)
019 0(5)
005 0(0)
008 0(1)
003 0(1)
006 0(0)
005 0(0)
004 0(0)   
National team
1986–1988 England U21 009 0(1)

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

Franz Carr (born 24 September 1966 in Preston) is an English former footballer. He was a pacy winger who never quite established himself as a regular in the top flight. After playing in England and Italy he finished his career in the United States, playing for Pittsburgh Riverhounds.

Carr began his career with Blackburn Rovers, but before making a first team appearance was signed for £25,000 rising to £100,000 by Nottingham Forest. During his spell at Forest from 1985 to 1991, Carr was seen as a hugely exciting and popular winger who, at his peak, was one of the fastest players off the mark. Mostly playing down the right wing, he was a regular target for Neil Webb and Nigel Clough to chip balls over the opposing left-back. He was highly exciting but lacked a good final ball.

Carr transferred to Newcastle United on 13 June 1991 for £250,000, playing under Osvaldo Ardiles. He scored on his debut as part of a 2–1 loss away to Charlton Athletic, with his second goal coming against Plymouth Argyle in September. A knee injury forced him to miss the majority of the season, returning to play the final three games, at which point Kevin Keegan had taken charge. Carr was sold in January 1993 to Sheffield United for £180,000 after being replaced by Rob Lee.

He continued to play in the Premier League with Sheffield United, Leicester City and Aston Villa before winding down his career with a move to Reggiana and short spells with Bolton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion.

Despite only playing three league games in two seasons at Aston Villa, he scored the winning goal for them in their FA Cup quarter-final replay against his old club Nottingham Forest in the 1995-96 season, enabling them to reach the semi-finals (where they were beaten by Liverpool).

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