Carlos Edwards

Full Name: Carlos Edwards
Birthplace: Diego Martin, Trinidad and Tobago
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Position: Midfielder
International Debut: vs Grenada (Copa Caribe), 5/6/99

Career Highlights

2014

  • Starts for Millwall in the first match of the 2014/15 English League Championship Division in a 2-0 win over Leeds United
  • Called up by national coach Steven Hart for friendlies against Argentina and Iran on 4 June and 8 June respectively
  • Following the loan spell, Edwards signs for Millwall  .Edwards finished the season on loan at Millwall, helping them avoid relegation, and completed a Bosman switch to The Den – signing a one-year deal with the option of a second year( some say for an undisclosed fee)
  • On 25 March 2014, Edwards joined fellow Championship side Millwall on loan until 3 May 2014

2013

  • Completes season, forty-six (46) appearances, three (3) goals, Ipswich Town FC, English Championship Division, England, 2012-2013

2012

  • Players’ ‘Player of the Year’ Award, Ipswich Town, English Championship Division, England, 2011-2012
  • Completes season, forty-six (46) appearances, thirty-one consecutive (31), Ipswich Town FC, English Championship Division, England, 2011-2012
  • Appointed Captain of Ipswich Town, English Championship Division, England, March, 2011-2012

2011

  • Completes season with Ipswich Town, English Championship Division, fifty-one (51) appearances, four (4) goals, 2010-2011

2010

  • Scores in the second game of the season, v Crystal Palace, English Championship Division, Selhurst Park, England, Saturday 21st August, 2010-2011

2009

  • Scores first goal for Ipswich Town FC, v Sheffield Wednesday, English Championship Division, Hillsborough Stadium, Saturday 20th February, 2009-2010
  • Debut for Ipswich Town, English Championship Division, England, v Middlesbrough FC, Saturday 12th September, 2009-2010
  • Signs for Ipswich Town, English Championship Division, England, September 1st, 2009-2010
  • Last game for Sunderland FC, Carling Cup v Norwich City, Carrow Road, England, Monday 24th August, 2009-2010

2008

  • Recalled by Sunderland FC, English Premier League, from loan, 16th November, 2008-2009
  • Joins Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, English Championship Division, on loan, 2nd October, 2008-2009
  • Completes first season in the English Premier League, Sunderland FC, England, fourteen (14) appearances, 2007-2008

2007

  • Breaks leg, v Derby County, English Premier League, Saturday 1st December, England, 2007-2008
  • Plays first Premier League game, Sunderland FC v Tottenham Hotspur, English Premier League, Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, Saturday 11th August, 2007-2008
  • Promoted to Premier League with Sunderland FC, English Championship Division, April, 2006-2007
  • Scores first goal for Sunderland FC, v Sheffield Wednesday, English Championship Division, Hillborough, England, Saturday 20th January, 2006-2007
  • Debut for Sunderland FC, English FA Cup v Preston North End, Deepdale Stadium, Saturday 6th, January, 2006-2007
  • Signs for Sunderland FC, English Championship Division, England, One (1) Million Pounds, Tuesday 2nd January, 2006-2007
  • Departs Luton Town FC, English Championship Division, England, January, 74 Appearances, 8 goals, 2006-2007

2006

  • Scores on opening day of season, v Leicester City, English Championship Division, England, Saturday 5th August, 2006-2007
  • Appears in all three (3) World Cup games, Trinidad and Tobago, Germany
  • Young Members Player of the Season Award, Luton Town FC, England, 2005-2006
  • Completes forty-eight (48) appearances, two (2) goals for Luton Town FC, English Championship Division, England 2005-2006

2005

  • Scores first International goal, Guatemala v T&T (5-1), World Cup Qualifier, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 26th, March
  • Signs for Luton Town FC, English Championship Division, three (3) year deal, England, 1st, July, 2005-2006
  • Departs Wrexham AFC, English Division-3, contract expires, April, One Hundred and Sixty-five (165) appearances, Twenty-three (23) goals, 2004-2005
  • Relegated with Wrexham AFC, to English Division-3, Saturday 7th, April, 2004-2005
  • Makes comeback after seven (7) Months out with injury, v Tranmere Rovers, English Division-2, Wrexham AFC, Saturday 15th, January, 2004-2005

2004

  • Knee injury, T&T v Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Sunday 13th, June
  • Completes forty-six (46) appearances, scores five (5) goals for Wrexham AFC, English Division-2, England, 2003-2004
  • Professional Footballers Association (PFA) Division-2 Team of the year, England, 2003-2004

2003

  • Promoted with Wrexham AFC, to English Division-2, England, April, 2002-2003
  • Completes fifty (50) appearances and scores ten (10) goals for Wrexham AFC, English Division-3, 2002-2003
  • Player of the year, Wrexham AFC, English Division-3, England, 2002-2003
  • Professional Football Associations (PFA) Division-3, Team of the year, England, 2002-2003

2002

  • Winner, Football Association of Wales (FAW) Premier Cup, Wrexham AFC, Wales
  • Sent-off for the first time, Wrexham AFC v Bury FC, English League-3, Saturday 28th September, 2002-2003
  • Relegated with Wrexham AFC, to English Division-3, England, April, 2001-2002

2001

  • Scores for Wrexham on the opening day, 2001-2002 English Division-2 season, v Oldham 3-3, Saturday 11th August, 2001

2000

  • Signs for Wrexham AFC, Wales, English Division-2, England, 26th, June, 2000-2001
  • Scores first goal for Wrexham v Oxford, English Division-2, England, Saturday 14th October, 2000-2001

1999

  • Debut, T&T v Grenada, Copa Caribe (Caribbean Cup), Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, Saturday 5th June

1998

  • Winner, Semi-Professional Football League, Defence Force, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Joins Defence Force FC, Semi-Professional Football League, Trinidad and Tobago, 12th January

Awards/Titles

  • Goal of the Year for Sunderland vs Burnley 2006/2007
  • Recipient of the Trinidad & Tobago Chaconia Medal (Gold), as a member of the World Cup Squad 2006
  • Football Association of Wales Premier Cup, Winner, Wrexham 2002
  • Football Association of Wales Premier Cup, Winner, Wrexham 2004
  • Wrexham AFC, Player of the Year, 2003
  • Goal of the Year for Wrexham vsTorquay 2002/2003
  • Professional Football Association, Team of the Year, Wrexham, 2003
  • Professional Football Association, Team of the Year, Wrexham, 2004
  • Young Members Player of the Season, Luton Town FC, 2005
  • English Professional Football Association’s Championship Division Team of the Year 2006/2007
  • Promoted, Sunderland FC, 2007

Biography

Carlos Edwards was born on the 24th October, 1978, in Diego Martin, Trinidad & Tobago (T&T) and has established himself as one of the most exciting attacking wingers Trinidad and Tobago has had for a long time. From early on, young Carlos was a handful for opposing defenders to deal with and proved to be a threat to the teams he played against.  A right-winger, he is also adept at right-back.

Edwards joined Defence Force FC after his school days at St. Anthony’s College, and immediately attained the Professional Football League Title with the military team in 1998. So talented was this young player that he won his first international cap for T&T at the age of twenty-one years, without being part of any of the National Youth programmes. His debut was against Grenada in the Caribbean Nations Cup in 1999. This was the start of an illustrious international career.

His speed and crossing ability soon attracted overseas clubs and it was no surprise when Edwards joined Wrexham FC, the Welsh-based, English Division-2 Club in 2000. He remained there for five (5) years, during which time the Football Association of Wales (FAW) Premier Cup was won in 2002, Carlos was named Player of the Year for 2002-2003 and the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) Division 2 Team of the Year Award was won in 2002-2003.

Carlos left Wrexham in 2005 to join Luton Town FC, in the English Championship Division, where another two years would pass before he would realise his dream of playing in the English Premier League with Sunderland. Injuries limited his time at Sunderland and coupled with poor form, he was sent on loan to Championship Division club, Wolverhampton Wanderers. He would eventually leave Sunderland with Ipswich Town becoming his new home in September 2009.

After the transfer to Ipswich, Edwards made one hundred and forty –three appearances for the club during the period 2010 -13.  In 2011-12 he was made Captain of the team and won the Players’ ‘Player of the Year’ Award.

After making his first appearance for T&T in 1999, Edward became a pivotal player on the National team. At thirty-five years old, he had represented his country eighty-seven times, with his last games being the double victories against the traditional enemy, Jamaica, in 2013, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Carlos was part of the T&T 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 2006 FIFA World Cup and the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup campaigns and would have special memories of the World Cup in 2006, where he played in all three matches and received the Chaconia Medal (Gold), together with the rest of the National Team, for their wonderfully unique contribution to T&T’s national pride and history.

References

Sport Clubs / Teams

Current Club: Ipswich Town, England

Previous Clubs: Sunderland FC, England(2007-2009), Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England, (Loan) (2008),  Luton Town FC, England(2005-2007)  Wrexham FC, England(2000-2005) Defence Force FC, Trinidad(1998-2000)

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