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 Johnny CAREY 1945-1950 
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Name: John Joseph Carey


Country: :IRL: Republic of Ireland
Club: Manchester United
Position: *CB, SB, DMF, CMF, AMF, SS
Side: RF/BS
Age: 26-31 years (23/02/1919)

Height: 180 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Attack: 71
Defence: 84
Balance: 84
Stamina: 81
Top Speed: 78
Acceleration: 75
Response: 83
Agility: 76
Dribble Accuracy: 81
Dribble Speed: 73
Short Pass Accuracy: 83
Short Pass Speed: 75
Long Pass Accuracy: 82
Long Pass Speed: 79
Shot Accuracy: 71
Shot Power: 83
Shot Technique: 72
Free Kick Accuracy: 66
Curling: 69
Header: 80
Jump: 83
Technique: 82
Aggression: 70
Mentality: 86
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 83

Injury Tolerance: A
Condition/Fitness: 8
Weak Foot Accuracy: 6
Weak Foot Frequency: 6
Consistency: 8
Growth Type: Standard/Lasting

S08: Slide Tackle
S09: Covering

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Sliding ~ Covering

Attack/Defence Awareness Cards: Balanced

By 1945, when something like normal football service was resumed, United had acquired a new and visionary manager, Matt Busby, who recognised in Carey's quiet authority and integrity the makings of a natural leader, and duly made him club captain. He was impressed, too, by the thoughtful Irishman's versatility - over the years he played in every position for United except outside-left, even excelling as a stop-gap goalkeeper - and, being well blessed for forwards, converted him to right-back.

It was an inspired decision. Carey's immaculate ball control and constructive passing ability melded with his clever positional play and crisp tackling to create what was something of a novelty at the time, a constructive defender. He found himself in charge of an exhilarating side which included such scintillating attackers as Charlie Mitten, Stan Pearson and Jack Rowley and there are those who maintain it was the most entertaining in United's history.

Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:34 am
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