John Carew
ANorwegianprofessionalassociation footballplayer
John Carew
John Alieu Carew, is a Norwegian professional footballer, who is currently a free agent and plays for the Norwegian national team. His father is Gambian and his mother is Norwegian; he was born and raised in Norway.
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Daily Sports Digest: Westchester CC Shares Conference Award
Bronxville-Eastchester Patch - over 4 years
The Westchester Community College Vikings were named co-winners of the Mid-Hudson Conference all-sports award, along with Orange County CC. The award goes to the school that did the best in conference play in all sports combined. The Vikings finished tied for first in baseball, third in softball, fourth in golf, won the women’s basketball championship and finished second in men’s basketball. The Vikings also finished second in Volleyball and soccer. Pelham Falcons Finish Season Strong The Pelham Falcons tied the Rye Brook Sharks after defeating the Castleford Emerald to finish the season at 5-3-2, going unbeaten in their last five games. The Falcons put together perhaps their best match of the season in outscoring Castleford, 7-2, with John Carew registering four goals, Jon Girolamo two, and Ben Glickman connecting on a spectacular free kick from 25 yards out. The second Pelham goal epitomized the game and the type of soccer the boys were playing ...
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John Carew bankrupt but agent denies problem
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
John Carew’s agent has denied the striker is broke, despite the West Ham striker being issued a bankruptcy order in March.
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XI draw with Hammers - Tottenham Football Club
Google News - over 5 years
Oscar Jansson, Dean Parrett and John Bostock provided the experience for Tim Sherwood's side with the Hammers fielding a wealth of Premier League experience including Abdulaye Faye, Papa Bouba Diop, Frank Nouble, Frederic Piquionne and John Carew
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Riise makes it to Fulham after a 10-year detour - The National
Google News - over 5 years
The wing-back was once involved in an angry confrontation while on national team duty with the striker John Carew who, at 6ft 5ins tall, is not a man to pick a fight with. There was also a reported clash at Liverpool with his then-colleague Craig
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More Villa drama at Goodison Park? - ESPN (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
for big John Carew to level again a minute later to get a draw. I watched that game at home on TV, and screamed so loudly when Carew scored that the neighbours came round to check everything was okay. And, of course, that absolute cracker in December
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Carew saves Norway to beat Iceland - Views and News from Norway
Google News - over 5 years
The Norwegian national football team (landslaget) left it until the 88th minute to beat Iceland in their crucial European Championships qualifying match in Oslo on Friday night – with the arrival of veteran striker John Carew late in the game inspiring
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Carlton Cole wants stay at West Ham and explains why rejected £6m Stoke move -
Google News - over 5 years
And he maintains that he is ready to fight new signings John Carew and Sam Baldock for a first-team place. Cole, whose side meet Nottingham Forest this weekend, said: “I know a fee got accepted. The position West Ham were in means I'm one of the
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Aldershot dump West Ham out of cup - BBC News
Google News - over 5 years
46:48 Substitution Herita Ilunga joins the action as a substitute, replacing John Carew. 46:48 Jamie Collins shoots direct from the free kick. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Alex Rodman from the left by-line. 46:39 Free kick awarded for an ... - -
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West Ham v Aldershot - BBC Sport
Google News - over 5 years
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce will give a number of fringe players a chance - and could hand a full debut to summer signing John Carew. Abdoulaye Faye, Pablo Barrera, Julien Faubert, Junior Stanislas, Freddie Sears and keeper Ruud Boffin may play
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Carew nears Hammers bow - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Google News - over 5 years
John Carew put himself in the frame for his West Ham debut against Leeds on Sunday after making his first appearance in a reserve friendly against Colchester. The Norwegian striker, a free transfer after leaving Aston Villa in the summer,
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West Ham United – John Carew is excited by his latest challenge -
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Although yet to make his West Ham debut, Norwegian striker John Carew has already endeared himself to the Upton Park faithful, by claiming the 'fantastic fans' deserve to see their side back in the top-flight
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Boss to ring changes - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Google News - over 5 years
Striker John Carew, who joined the club on Saturday, is not expected to play yet, Julien Faubert (hamstring) is still doubtful while fellow winger Gary O'Neil and full-back Jordan Brown (both ankle) remain sidelined
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Norwegian striker John Carew joins West Ham - East London and West Essex Guardian Series
Google News - over 5 years
“We have just done from July 1 to August 8 with our team preparing for this first game and John Carew has just joined us having done no pre-season so we will have to shorten that time of course. We will have to give him what is called a mini pre-season ... - -
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Blues confirm interest in John Carew -
Google News - over 5 years
Birmingham have confirmed former Villa striker John Carew is on their radar – and manager Chris Hughton still hopes to keep Cameron Jerome and Scott Dann. Carew is a free agent after his Villa contract expired at the end of last season and Hughton,
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Chris Hughton wants John Carew at Birmingham - The Sun
Google News - over 5 years
BIRMINGHAM boss Chris Hughton is weighing up a move for ex-Aston Villa striker John Carew. Hughton needs more firepower with Cameron Jerome set to leave and the club keen to get Nikola Zigic off the wage bill. Carew, 31, is a free agent after being
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John Carew
  • 2015
    Age 35
    His second film, a Norwegian-made thriller called Hovdinger was released on 17 July 2015
    More Details Hide Details Vålerenga Rosenborg Valencia Lyon Aston Villa Stoke City West Ham United
  • 2014
    Age 34
    In 2014 Carew starred in his first feature film, a Canadian horror called Dead of Winter.
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  • 2013
    Age 33
    In October 2013 Carew stated that he had retired.
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    He went on trial with Serie A team Internazionale in February 2013, but was not offered a contract as Inter were concerned over his fitness.
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  • 2012
    Age 32
    In August 2012, Carew was in talks with his old club Vålerenga, but Vålerenga did not accept his demand of a wage of per match.
    More Details Hide Details In connection with Carew's possible transfer to Vålerenga, Kjetil Siem told Dagbladet that he had signed an unofficial contract with Carew in 2005, when Siem was Director of Football in Vålerenga, that Carew would return to Vålerenga in 2012.
    The Bankruptcy Order was annulled on 4 July 2012.
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  • 2011
    Age 31
    After the 2011–12 season, Carew did not get a new contract with West Ham.
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    He scored his first goal for West Ham in a 2–2 draw with Crystal Palace on 1 October 2011.
    More Details Hide Details On 23 May 2012, Carew was released with five other players including Julien Faubert, Frank Nouble, Papa Bouba Diop, Abdoulaye Faye and Olly Lee.
    On 6 August 2011 Football League Championship side West Ham United announced the signing of Carew as a free agent.
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    Carew made his debut for City the following day at Fulham where he came on as a substitute. He scored his first goal for Stoke in a 3–2 win against Sunderland on 5 February 2011.
    More Details Hide Details He followed this up by scoring in the FA Cup against Brighton & Hove Albion. However a back injury slowed his progress in a Stoke shirt. After his release from Villa, it is unlikely that Tony Pulis will offer Carew a contract with Stoke.
  • 2010
    Age 30
    Carew joined Stoke City on loan until the end of the 2010–11 season on 21 January 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Following his move Carew stated that he was looking forward to a new challenge and also revealed that he rejected offers from other clubs. His arrival has been welcomed by the Stoke players including Andy Wilkinson. Although I had other offers, I saw Stoke as the best team and the strongest team, so this is a great chance for me to join a side fighting in the top half of the table.
  • 2009
    Age 29
    Carew began to feature in the Villa team once more as the season progressed; goals against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sunderland and Chelsea helped the Norwegian go neck and neck with Gabriel Agbonlahor as the club's joint top scorers for 2009–10.
    More Details Hide Details Due to an injury to Gabriel Agbonlahor, Carew started the new campaign upfront with support from Ashley Young. However, due to both injury concerns of his own and a loss of form, his place in the team was taken by Emile Heskey limiting him to cameo appearances from the bench. As the season progressed, Carew's first team appearances became less frequent. Later that month, he allegedly missed a Villa game due to heavy snow disrupting his travel. Carew spoke out about his limited chances under the new system under manager Gérard Houllier to a Norwegian TV station. Despite ongoing rumors in the press about a dispute between the former Lyon pair, Houllier revealed that Carew had been left out of the Aston Villa squad to work on his fitness. However, when Villa signed Darren Bent for £18 million, Carew's first team opportunities were further reduced.
    Due to the persistence of fellow strikers Heskey and Agbonlahor, Carew initially struggled to hold down a regular spot in the starting eleven at the beginning of the 2009–10 campaign.
    More Details Hide Details Nevertheless, while being used as a substitute Carew still managed to score several important goals for Aston Villa. On 7 March 2010, manager Martin O'Neill chose to include Carew in the starting eleven in an FA Cup game against Reading. He took the opportunity characteristically and scored a hat-trick as Aston Villa came from two goals behind to defeat Reading 4–2 in the FA Cup quarter final. This made Carew the competitions top scoring striker, raising questions as to why the Norwegian was rarely included in Villa's starting eleven.
    On 1 March 2009, Carew came off the bench to score a lob-shot volley in the 2–2 draw against Stoke City in the Premier League, which was later voted the team's goal of the season.
    More Details Hide Details He scored an equalizing goal in the away fixture against Manchester United at Old Trafford before also netting the first goal in the home tie against Everton as Villa fought back from 2–0 and 3–1 down to draw 3–3. Further goals against Hull City and Middlesbrough took his league total to an impressive 11 goals from just 25 appearances.
    Carew played his first game after his injury on 31 January 2009 in a goalless draw with Wigan Athletic.
    More Details Hide Details In the last 32 of the UEFA Cup, Carew earned Villa a first leg draw with CSKA Moscow, after going 1–0 down to Vágner Love's goal.
  • 2008
    Age 28
    Carew's sister, Elisabeth, is an R&B singer. She released her debut album, Destructive, in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details She is competing in Melodi Grand Prix 2014 with her song "Sole Survivor". In December 2010 Carew was a victim of fraud after he paid £100,000 for a Porsche Cayenne Gemballa which never arrived. In 2012 Carew was declared bankrupt following a petition by HM Revenue and Customs.
    Carew scored the winning goal in the UEFA Cup for Villa in a Group F match away to Slavia Prague on 6 November 2008, Villa midfielder Steve Sidwell struck the ball towards goal but it hit Carew and went in, therefore the goal was credited to Carew; it turned out to be the winning goal and continued Villa's 100% record in the competitions group stages and the 1–0 victory saw Villa go to the top of the group.
    More Details Hide Details Carew made the headlines in late October due to his personal behaviour. He was fined two weeks wages by Martin O'Neill for being in a pub near a Birmingham lap dancing club the night before Villa's UEFA cup group stage match with Ajax. Soon after the controversy, Carew sustained a back injury that kept him out of the side for several months. During this time, Villa boss Martin O'Neill signed England international striker Emile Heskey to fill the gap left by Carew's absence. Heskey appeared to have taken Carew's place in the starting line-up for a number of weeks. However, his own injury woes and Carew's good form on return meant the Norwegian regained his place in the side.
    On 14 August 2008, Carew signed a 12-month extension to his contract, thus taking him through to 2011 with his current deal.
    More Details Hide Details Carew scored the opening goal in Villa's 4–2 win over Manchester City at Villa Park. He then scored his second league goal against Stoke City as they went on to lose the match 3–2 when Mamady Sidibe scored a late winner. He quickly added his 3rd of the season in the 2–1 defeat of local rivals West Bromwich Albion; and with Gabriel Agbonlahor on the scoresheet again the pair began to form a formidable partnership. They both scored again and assisted each other's goals in a 4–0 victory in the Premier League at Wigan Athletic on 26 October 2008.
    Carew scored his first goal of the 2008–09 campaign by scoring the first goal in Aston Villa's 2–2 draw over Odense in the Intertoto Cup.
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    On 20 April 2008, Carew scored twice against Birmingham City in the Birmingham derby at Villa Park, which Villa went on to win 5–1.
    More Details Hide Details He continued his scoring run with a header the following week, in a crunch game at Everton's Goodison Park, which finished 2–2. It would be his 13th and final goal of the season, crowning him as Villa's top scorer for the 2007–08 season.
    On 12 April 2008, Carew scored for Aston Villa against Derby County at Pride Park in the Premier League, in the 26th minute and Villa went on to win the game 6–0.
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  • 2007
    Age 27
    On 22 January 2007, Carew signed for Aston Villa in an exchange deal with Lyon for Milan Baroš.
    More Details Hide Details Carew penned a three-and-a-half-year deal at the Birmingham-based club. Carew went on to receive the No. 10 jersey left vacant by Baroš' departure. Carew made his debut in the 3–1 defeat to Newcastle United, but went on to score his first goal for the club in a 1–0 victory against West Ham United just three days later. Villa manager Martin O'Neill praised Carew's performance after the match. Carew began the season as Villa's first-choice forward and much was expected of him by the Villa fans. Unfortunately, despite some promising performances, it took Carew nearly two months to score his opener for the season against Everton in a 2–0 victory. He also suffered an injury in the same game and was out of action for six weeks with a hamstring problem. He scored on his second match back in the Villa side in a 3–0 away win against Middlesbrough in November. He then followed this up with a headed goal against Blackburn Rovers in a 4–0 victory as Aston Villa began to climb the Premiership table. December brought just one goal for Carew, a 30-yard run and shot against Manchester City, but he was instrumental in several of the goals Villa scored.
  • 2004
    Age 24
    After the 2004–05 season, he was snapped up by Lyon for €7.6 million.
    More Details Hide Details While Carew was playing in Europe he was constantly linked with a move to the English Premiership and several failed attempts were made to sign him. He failed a medical at Fulham in 2002 and West Bromwich Albion had a bid rejected by Valencia.
    Carew then moved to Turkey in 2004 to play with Beşiktaş.
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  • 2003
    Age 23
    He then spent the 2003–04 season on loan at Italian side Roma where he scored 7 goals in 26 games.
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  • 2002
    Age 22
    In the 2002–03 Champions League campaign, Carew was once again responsible for Arsenal's exit from the competition.
    More Details Hide Details With Valencia needing a win in their final game of the second group phase at home against Arsenal to progress to the quarter finals, Carew scored twice in a 2–1 victory.
  • 2001
    Age 21
    Carew was part of the Valencia side that lost on penalties in the 2001 UEFA Champions League Final, though he scored his own penalty attempt.
    More Details Hide Details His goals in the campaign were crucial, including a 75th-minute header in a 1–0 home win against Arsenal in the second leg of the quarter-final, which saw Valencia advance to the semi-final.
  • 1999
    Age 19
    During the summer of 1999, Carew joined Norwegian football's most successful club of the past decade and Champions League mainstays Rosenborg in a deal worth.
    More Details Hide Details During his short spell at the club, Rosenborg proved to be a formidable team, finishing first in their group in the UEFA Champions League, a campaign that included a memorable 0-3 away win against reigning champions Borussia Dortmund. After a string of impressive displays in the Champions League, Carew moved to Spanish club Valencia in an €8.5 million transfer, where he managed to win the La Liga title twice.
  • 1998
    Age 18
    He made his full international debut on 18 November 1998, and was the first black player to represent Norway.
    More Details Hide Details John Carew has a son born in 2004 who lives with his mother in Norway. Carew is noted for being a practicing Christian and often makes donations to charity. He also contributes to organizations like Soccer Against Crime, MOT and Ungdom mot Vold (Youth Against Violence) and was awarded the Kniksen award as Kniksen of the year in both 2005 and 2007. Since joining Aston Villa, Carew is noted for visiting children in hospitals around Birmingham and supporting Villa's initiative to donate from the payroll towards hospital running costs.
  • 1997
    Age 17
    Of Gambian descent, Carew was born in Lørenskog, Akershus, Norway and began his career with his local club Lørenskog, a minor club in the Akershus region. He was already considered a highly talented youngster and had gained some media attention before he was acquired by Vålerenga in 1997, and in the same year Carew was a part of the team that gained promotion to Tippeligaen and won the Norwegian Football Cup.
    More Details Hide Details During his two-year period at the club he played 33 matches and scored 14 goals, while his profile rose even more due to his combination of strength and goal-scoring ability.
  • 1979
    Born on September 5, 1979.
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