Michael Carrick has stayed close to his English roots throughout his football career. He has played since childhood – in PUMA King boots, no less – and continues to master his uncanny crossing and passing capabilities in national and international arenas. He has made more than 300 Premier League appearances and played in 50 UEFA Champions League games. Carrick also plays for the English National Team; he has appeared 22 times since 2001. He began his career at West Ham United, joining the youth team in 1997 and winning the FA Youth Cup two years later. He was twice loaned to Swindon Town and Birmingham City. He experienced relegation in the 2002–03 season and was voted into the PFA First Division Team of the Year in the following campaign. He made more than 150 appearances for the Hammers, before moving to rival London club Tottenham Hotspur where he made 75 appearances. In 2006, he signed for Manchester United where he continues to dominate the midfield with his creative, quick-thinking moves. He has won the Premier League several times, the 2008 Champions League, the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup, the FA Community Shield in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011, and the 2010 English Cup. In his spare time, Carrick enjoys the odd game of golf and a bit of R&B and Hip-Hop.
|Date of Birth:||July 29, 1981|
First Division Team of the Year in 2003
Premiere League2006/2007, 2007/2008, 2008/2009, 2010/2011
FIFA Club World Cup™2008
League Cup2008/2009, 2009/2010
FA Community Shield2007, 2008, 2010, 2011