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Matt Carbon

Personal information
Full nameMatthew Philip Carbon
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1.7 in)
Playing positionCentre back

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Matt Carbon (born 8 June 1975, Nottingham) is an English soccer player who plays at centre back. Until the end of the 2007 08 season, he played for Milton Keynes Dons. Prior to that, he played for the New Zealand Knights in the Hyundai A-League in Australia. He has previously played in the English Premiership for Derby County and the English First Division for West Bromwich Albion and Walsall, alongside spells in lower divisions.

Carbon started his career with Lincoln City in the lower English league, before signing for Derby County F.C. in 1996 in a £385,000 deal. Carbon helped Derby win promotion to the Premier League and contributed to Derby's impressive mid-table finish in 1996-97, playing twelve times. Carbon made a further four appearances in 1997-98, before sealing an £800,000 move to First Division side West Brom. Carbon became a regular during his time at The Hawthorns, making over 100 league appearances before his free transfer move to Walsall in 2001. Over fifty league appearances were made for the Saddlers, with a free transfer to Barnsley also bringing 50 games and a goal against Port Vale. In 2006, Carbon moved to the A-League to play for New Zealand Knights but never featured, spending only one game on the bench before being released. He signed for Milton Keynes on an initial two month deal on 4 December 2007.

Personal Life

Matt is currently residing in Bracebridge Heath Lincoln, he lives with long term partner Samantha O'reilly and two daughters Maisie June (12/06/2009) and Summer Rose (09/09/2010). He currently works for David Lloyd gym as a Personal Trainer.

Carbon has played four times for the England under-21 side.




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