Joe Carolan

Irish footballer

Joseph Carolan (8 September 1937 – 26 September 2018) was an Irish professional footballer. He was born in Dublin. Carolan played as a full-back in the Football League for Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion.

He played 71 times for United between 1958 and 1960 and won two caps for the Republic of Ireland making his debut on the 1 November 1959.[1]

Carolan joined Brighton and Hove Albion in December 1960. He joined Tonbridge in 1962 before signing for Canterbury City in 1968.

Carolan died on 26 September 2018 at the age of 81.[2]


  1. "Statistics: Republic of Ireland [Powered by tplSoccerStats]". Retrieved 2016-11-24.
  2. Butler, Cliff (26 September 2018). "United pay tribute to Joe Carolan". Manchester United. Retrieved 27 September 2018.