Johnny Carey Profile

Af­ter The Sec­ond Wor­ld War, Johnny Carey was named te­am cap­tain by re­cently ap­poin­ted Man­chester Uni­ted boss Matt Busby in 1945 and the Ir­ish in­ter­na­tion­al skippered the Old Traf­ford si­de to a 4-2 tri­umph ag­ainst Black­pool in the FA Cup Fi­nal in 1948 and to the Fir­st Di­vi­sion title 1951-52. A ver­sat­ile de­fender, he ac­cu­mu­lated 304 Foot­ball Lea­gue ap­pear­ances for Man­chester Uni­ted be­fore he de­cided to call it a day at the end of the 1952-53 cam­paign. Fol­low­ing his re­tire­ment as a play­er, he be­came man­ager at near­by Black­burn Rov­ers in Au­gust 1953 and nav­ig­ated The Blue and Whi­tes to pro­mo­tion to the Fir­st Di­vi­sion in 1957-58. He la­ter ma­naged Ever­ton, Ley­ton Ori­ent, and Not­ting­ham For­est be­fore he re­turned to man­age pre­vi­ous club Black­burn Rov­ers in Oct­ober 1970. Carey also wor­ked as te­am man­ager for the Re­pub­lic of Ire­land be­tween 1955 and 1967. Johnny Carey Play­ing Ca­reer: St James’s Gate, Man­chester Uni­ted. Man­aging Ca­reer: Black­burn Rov­ers, Re­pub­lic of Ire­land, Ever­ton, Ley­ton Ori­ent, Not­ting­ham For­est, Black­burn Rovers.


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