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Carroll, Raymond Charles

Preferred Name: Ray
Born: 4 March 1934
Deceased: 5 September 2015
Competition Total Games Total Goals
League 75 5
Other 8 0
Total 83 5

Ray Carroll played 75 games and kicked 5 goals over the seasons 1954-55 and 1957-61.

A true Rooster from his early days, Ray won Best Forward in Junior Colts in 1950.

In 1954 he was one of the first year juniors who gained promotion via Colts to Second Eighteen, thence to senior ranks. Fifty players were tried for the season, and two very prominent juniors, in Don Lindner and Ray Carroll, gained "A" Grade selection. He was noted as very fast, tenacious and fearless, with good overhead work and excellent disposal from the half-back flank.

In 1955 he won an award for Most Improved. He had a bad accident while riding his motor bike late in 1955 which kept him out of the game for 12 months but in 1957 he made a brilliant return to League football.

From a team point of view Ray’s most successful year was 1960. He played 16 league games that season and was rewarded with the “Sound defensive play” trophy at season’s end. In the preview of the 1960 Grand Final in The News, he was described as a half-back flanker with good anticipation and judgement, with a strong clearing kick and fearless.  Ray was immortalised as an integral part of the team that achieved the ultimate prize when North defeated Norwood by 5 points in the Grand Final, showing his customary speed, judgement and long kick.

Thus Ray joined his older brother Keith as a North Adelaide premiership player. Keith had been a member of the 1949 and 1952 premiership sides.

Ray passed away on 5 September 2015 at 81 years of age.

Games (Select a game to view)

Date Opponent Result Goals
31/07/1954 Sturt Won 0
07/08/1954 South Adelaide Won 0
14/08/1954 West Adelaide Lost 0
21/08/1954 Glenelg Won 0
28/08/1954 West Torrens Lost 0
04/09/1954 Norwood Lost 0
23/04/1955 South Adelaide Won 0
30/04/1955 Sturt Lost 0
07/05/1955 Glenelg Lost 0
14/05/1955 Port Adelaide Lost 0
21/05/1955 West Adelaide Won 0
28/05/1955 West Torrens Lost 0
04/06/1955 Norwood Lost 0
11/06/1955 South Adelaide Lost 1
18/06/1955 Sturt Won 0
02/07/1955 Glenelg Won 0
09/07/1955 Port Adelaide Lost 0
23/07/1955 West Adelaide Lost 0
30/07/1955 West Torrens Won 0
06/08/1955 Norwood Won 0
20/08/1955 South Adelaide Won 0
27/08/1955 Port Adelaide Won 0
03/09/1955 West Torrens Won 0
09/09/1955 South Adelaide Lost 0
27/07/1957 Norwood Lost 0
03/08/1957 Glenelg Won 0
10/08/1957 Port Adelaide Lost 0
17/08/1957 West Torrens Lost 0
24/08/1957 West Adelaide Lost 0
31/08/1957 Norwood Lost 0
04/09/1957 Sturt Lost 0
13/09/1958 West Adelaide Lost 0
20/09/1958 Port Adelaide Lost 0
31/03/1959 Norwood Won 0
07/04/1959 Glenelg Lost 0
25/04/1959 Norwood Won 0
02/05/1959 West Adelaide Lost 0
09/05/1959 Port Adelaide Lost 0
16/05/1959 Sturt Lost 0
23/05/1959 Glenelg Lost 1
30/05/1959 West Torrens Lost 2
06/06/1959 South Adelaide Lost 1
13/06/1959 Norwood Lost 0
20/06/1959 Port Adelaide Lost 0
04/07/1959 Sturt Lost 0
11/07/1959 West Adelaide Lost 0
25/07/1959 West Torrens Lost 0
01/08/1959 Glenelg Lost 0
08/08/1959 Norwood Won 0
15/08/1959 West Adelaide Won 0
22/08/1959 Port Adelaide Lost 0
29/08/1959 South Adelaide Won 0
05/09/1959 Glenelg Lost 0
31/03/1960 South Adelaide Lost 0
23/04/1960 South Adelaide Won 0
30/04/1960 West Torrens Won 0
07/05/1960 Norwood Lost 0
21/05/1960 Glenelg Won 0
28/05/1960 Port Adelaide Lost 0
04/06/1960 West Adelaide Won 0
11/06/1960 South Adelaide Won 0
18/06/1960 West Torrens Lost 0
25/06/1960 Sturt Lost 0
16/07/1960 Glenelg Won 0
30/07/1960 Port Adelaide Won 0
20/08/1960 South Adelaide Won 0
27/08/1960 West Torrens Won 0
03/09/1960 Glenelg Won 0
17/09/1960 Port Adelaide Won 0
01/10/1960 Norwood Won 0
08/10/1960 Melbourne Lost 0
28/03/1961 West Torrens Won 0
05/04/1961 West Adelaide Lost 0
25/04/1961 Norwood Won 0
29/04/1961 Port Adelaide Lost 0
06/05/1961 Sturt Won 0
10/06/1961 Norwood Lost 0
29/07/1961 Glenelg Won 0
05/08/1961 Norwood Won 0
12/08/1961 Port Adelaide Lost 0
19/08/1961 West Adelaide Lost 0
26/08/1961 West Torrens Lost 0
02/09/1961 South Adelaide Won 0

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