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Monday, May 20, 2013

Anfield Legend Carragher Hangs his Boots – His Career in Numbers


James Lee Duncan, commonly referred to as Jamie Carragher, played his final match for his boyhood club Liverpool on Sunday evening as the 2012-13 Barclays Premier League season not only came to an end but saw one of the game’s most respected sons hang his boots.

The Bootle-born defender had earlier announced he will end his football career at the end of the season after raking in a landmark 737 appearances for Liverpool in a career that spanned 17 years. His final game against bottomside Queens Park Rangers ended in a win for the Merseysiders with the match’s highlight being Carra’s 30yard screamer that rattled the upright of Robert Green’s goal.

Had that ball been just inches to the right and gone in, it could have been Carra’s sixth goal for the L4 club. Below is a list of the Anfield legend's career in numbers:

1 – UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup trophies
2 – FA Cups and Community Shield Cups and UEFA Super Cups
3 – Red Cards, League Cups
5 – total number of goals he scored for Liverpool. His last came in August 2008 in a league game against Middleborough at Anfield. His first was in his debut season in 1996-97 when he netted in a 3-0 win over Aston Villa.
7 – Carragher’s position in Liverpool F.C. TV’s 2006 fans survey of 100 players who shook the Kop
8 – total number of own goals he has scored, most recent one coming in October 2010 against Blackburn Rovers at Anfield, a match that Liverpool nonetheless won 2-1. Three of those have been against Tottenham and 2 against Manchester United.
9 – the age that Jammie Carragher joined Liverpool Football Club
12 – the total number of trophies the veteran defender collected during his career at Anfield – these included a champions league winners medal, one UEFA Cup, 2 UEFA Super Cups, 2 FA Cups, 3 League Cups and 2 Community Shield Cups
14 – Assists in his career at Liverpool
17 – total number of years Carragher has played for Liverpool
23 – the legendary number at the back of Carra’s jersey -  we all dream of a team of Carraghers
35 – the age at which he announced his retirement
35 – total number of substitute appearances he made
36 – number of times the Bootle-born lad was substituted
38 – his international caps with England
38 – total number of appearances in his last season at Liverpool
45 – the highest number of appearances he made against one club, Chelsea, followed by Arsenal at 36 and Manchester United at 35 – shows he was a player for the big matches.
78 – number of matches he sat on the bench
91 – Champions League appearances
93 – Yellow Cards
150 – total European appearances for the Bootle boy
150 – the No 23’s European appearances for Liverpool
192- Carra’s total league clean sheets for Liverpool. He is the only defender in Premier League history to amass that many
508 – total senior league appearances donning the Liverpool shirt
702 – number of matches he started in first IX
737 – his total number of appearances for Liverpool in both domestic and international club football

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