Louis Carey

Louis Carey profile image


22 January 1977

Position: Defender
Nationality: English
Born: 22/01/1977

The club's all-time appearance record holder with 646, which he reached in December 2013.

Carey came through the club's youth setup and made his debut at York City in October 1995.

A regular in the team, at either centre-back or right-back, Carey won promotion from the third tier under John Ward in 1997/98.

He also achieved LDV Vans Trophy success with the club in 2003, beating Carlisle United 2-0 at the Millennium Stadium. It helped wipe away the memory of a Wembley defeat to Stoke City in the same competition three years earlier.

In 2004, following a play-off final defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion in Cardiff, Carey opted to leave the club following the conclusion of his contract.

He joined Peter Reid's Coventry City, but was back at Ashton Gate just six months later.

He won his second promotion with the club in 2006/07 as City finished runners-up to Scunthorpe United in League One.

A year later he was part of Gary Johnson's side that reached the Championship play-off final at Wembley - just a game from the Premier League - but City lost 1-0 to Hull City.

In August 2012 Carey was granted a testimonial against Bristol Rovers, a game City won 3-0 at Ashton Gate.

When Steve Cotterill took the reins at Ashton Gate, he made it clear Carey would be given the opportunity to break John Atyeo's appearance record.

On December 29th 2013, Carey came on as a late substitute in a 4-1 win over Stevenage at Ashton Gate to take the record.

He left the club at the end of the 2013/14 season.

Most recently, Carey has been working for Southampton's Academy setup.

Appearances: 646
Goals: 15