About Andy Carroll
When Andy Carroll became the most expensive British player in history on January 31 2011, there was a general feeling of astonishment.
Newcastle realized that Liverpool had money burning a hole in their pocket after receiving US $80 million for Fernando Torres earlier that day. They also knew Liverpool desperately needed a striker having sold the Spaniard to Chelsea. So Carroll moved to Anfield for £35 million (US$56.22 million).
There is no question that Carroll is a talented striker. But is he that talented? And what of the baggage he hauls around with him in a hefty bag? Carroll has been no stranger to off-field controversy over the years and there were many observers who felt the Reds were buying a bundle of trouble. Liverpool have invested in potential and time will tell.
- Name: Andrew Thomas Carroll
- Nationality: English
- Date and Place of Birth: January 6, 1989 in Gateshead, England
- Position: Striker
- Current Club: Liverpool (Premier League)
- Previous Clubs: Newcastle (2006-2011), Preston (2007-2008, loan)
- International Career: 2010 to present
The Early Years:
After graduating from Newcastle’s academy, Carroll made his first appearance for the senior side as a substitute in a UEFA Cup match against Palermo in November 2006. He became the club’s youngest ever European debutante in the process.
Carroll scored his first league goal on his full home debut against West Ham in January 2009.
The big target man could not avoid the club being relegated the following May, but he did as much as anyone to ensure they were promoted again at the first time of asking, scoring 19 goals in the Championship.
After inheriting the club’s famous number 9 shirt, the 2010-11 campaign was the first in which he had regularly led the line in the top flight. He was one of the revelations of the opening months, his 11 goals and superb hold up play enough to persuade Liverpool to invest so heavily in the youngster.
This Andy Carroll Net Worth profile originated at WealthyGenius.com