John Carew

Norwegian association football player

John Alieu Carew (Norwegian pronunciation: [jɔn ˈkɑːrev]; born 5 September 1979 in Lørenskog) is a retired Norwegian football player. He played for Aston Villa in the Premier League, wearing the number 10 shirt. He was named Norwegian Footballer of the Year. In season 2007/08, he was the top scorer of the Aston Villa with 13 goals. He played for Valencia at Adeccoligaen and Tippeligaen. He moved to Rosenborg in 1999 and scored 29 goals in the next season. He played also with Valencia, Roma, Beşiktaş, and Olympique Lyonnais.

John Carew
Carew with Aston Villa in 2008
Personal information
Full name John Alieu Carew[1]
Date of birth (1979-09-05) 5 September 1979 (age 44)
Place of birth Lørenskog, Akershus, Norway
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)[2]
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
1995–1997 Lørenskog
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Vålerenga 43 (19)
1999–2000 Rosenborg 17 (19)
2000–2004 Valencia 84 (20)
2003–2004Roma (loan) 20 (6)
2004–2005 Beşiktaş 24 (13)
2005–2007 Lyon 35 (9)
2007–2011 Aston Villa 113 (37)
2011Stoke City (loan) 10 (1)
2011–2012 West Ham United 19 (2)
Total 365 (126)
National team
1995 Norway U15 7 (5)
1996 Norway U16 2 (2)
1996–1997 Norway U17 3 (1)
1997 Norway U18 5 (5)
1997–2000 Norway U21 24 (8)
1998–2011 Norway 91 (24)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Career statistics

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Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National cup[a] League cup[b] Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Vålerenga 1997[3] Norwegian First Division 10 5 4 5 14 10
1998[3][4] Tippeligaen 18 7 0 0 4[c] 3 22 10
1999[3][4][5] Tippeligaen 15 7 3 1 4[c] 2 22 10
Total 43 19 7 6 8 5 58 30
Rosenborg 1999[3][6] Tippeligaen 7 10 2 0 8 4 17 14
2000[6][3][7] Tippeligaen 10 9 0 0 4 1 14 10
Total 17 19 2 0 12 5 31 24
Valencia 2000–01[8] La Liga 37 11 2 0 18[d] 3 57 14
2001–02[8] La Liga 15 1 1 0 8[e] 0 24 1
2002–03[8] La Liga 32 8 1 0 13[d] 5 1[f] 0 47 13
Total 84 20 4 0 39 8 1 0 128 28
Roma (loan) 2003–04[5] Serie A 20 6 3 1 6[e] 1 29 8
Beşiktaş 2004–05[9][5] Süper Lig 24 13 1 0 3[e] 1 28 14
Lyon 2005–06[5] Ligue 1 26 8 2 0 1 0 10[d] 4 1[g] 3 40 15
2006–07[5] Ligue 1 9 1 0 0 1 0 2[d] 1 1[g] 0 13 2
Total 35 9 2 0 2 0 12 5 2 3 53 17
Aston Villa 2006–07[10] Premier League 11 3 0 0 0 0 11 3
2007–08[10] Premier League 32 13 1 0 0 0 33 13
2008–09[10] Premier League 27 11 2 1 1 0 4[e] 3 34 15
2009–10[10] Premier League 33 10 5 6 3 0 1[h] 1 42 17
2010–11[10] Premier League 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 0
Total 113 37 8 7 5 0 5 4 131 48
Stoke City (loan) 2010–11[10] Premier League 10 1 3 1 0 0 13 2
West Ham United 2011–12[10] Championship 19 2 1 0 1 0 21 2
Career total 365 126 31 15 8 0 85 29 3 3 492 173

International

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Appearances and goals by national team and year[11]
National team Year Apps Goals
Norway 1998 1 0
1999 5 1
2000 11 2
2001 9 6
2002 5 1
2003 5 0
2004 7 2
2005 9 1
2006 6 1
2007 10 6
2008 6 1
2009 8 1
2010 4 1
2011 5 1
Total 91 24
Scores and results list Norway's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Carew goal.
List of international goals scored by John Carew[12]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 22 January 1999 Umm al-Fahm, Israel   Estonia 3–3 Friendly
2 4 February 2000 La Manga, Spain   Sweden 1–1 Friendly
3 3 June 2000 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway   Italy 1–0 Friendly
4 28 February 2001 Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland   Northern Ireland 4–0 Friendly
5 24 March 2001 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway   Poland 2–3 World Cup 2002 Qualifier
6 6 June 2001 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway   Belarus 1–1 World Cup 2002 Qualifier
7 5 September 2001 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway   Wales 3–2 World Cup 2002 Qualifier
8 6 October 2001 Yerevan, Armenia   Armenia 4–1 World Cup 2002 Qualifier
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10 7 September 2002 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway   Denmark 2–2 Euro 2004 Qualifier
11 4 September 2004 Palermo, Italy   Italy 1–2 World Cup 2006 Qualifier
12 13 October 2004 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway   Slovenia 3–0 World Cup 2006 Qualifier
13 3 September 2005 Celje, Slovenia   Slovenia 3–2 World Cup 2006 Qualifier
14 15 November 2006 Belgrade, Serbia   Serbia 1–1 Friendly
15 24 March 2007 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway   Bosnia and Herzegovina 1–2 Euro 2008 Qualifier
16 6 June 2007 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway   Hungary 4–0 Euro 2008 Qualifier
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18 22 August 2007 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway   Argentina 2–1 Friendly
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20 12 September 2007 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway   Greece 2–2 Euro 2008 Qualifier
21 26 March 2008 Podgorica City Stadium, Podgorica, Montenegro   Montenegro 1–3 Friendly
22 14 November 2009 Stade de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland   Switzerland 1–0 Friendly
23 8 October 2010 Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus   Cyprus 2–1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
24 11 October 2011 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway   Cyprus 3–1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying

Honours

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Vålerenga

Valencia[9]

Lyon[9]

Aston Villa[13]

Stoke City[9]

West Ham United

Individual

References

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  1. "John Alieu Carew" (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
  2. "John Carew". altomfotball.no. TV 2. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "John Alieu Carew". NFF. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "John Carew Cup Winners Cup 1998/1999". Worldfootball.net. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 "John Carew". Footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "John Carew". Rosenborg BK. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  7. "VG godkjenner Carew-målet" (in Norwegian). Verdens Gang. 12 May 2000. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Carew: John Alieu Carew". BdFutbol. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 "J. Carew". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 "John Carew". 11v11.com. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  11. "John Carew". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  12. "John Alieu Carew - International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  13. McNulty, Phil (28 February 2010). "Aston Villa 1–2 Manchester United". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 March 2024.

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