11 Things...About Graham Carey
3rd July 2015
GRAHAM Carey has become the last man to join Argyle this summer.
Here is the rundown on 11 things you ought to know about him...
1. Graham Carey was born in Blanchardstown, Republic of Ireland in May 1989.
2. Carey can play on the left or right side of midfield or as a striker. He is very direct at the full backs, a free kick and long throw specialist and can create chances and score goals. He is very good at set-plays and is a great crosser of the ball.
3. He has represented his national team at U21’s making 6 appearances and scoring one goal.
4. Carey first joined St. Mirren on loan from February in the summer of 2010. On his debut he came on as a 60th minute substitute and curled in a free kick which led to the equalising goal.
5. While at St. Mirren, he was used as a left back and as a left-sided wing-back, showing his versatility on the field.
6. Carey won the SPL Young Player of the Month award for April 2010 and MacPherson added that he was keen to keep Carey at St. Mirren.
7. On 11 December 2011, Carey scored what was described as a "blistering free kick" to earn St Mirren a point against Aberdeen. Following the game, the club supporters named Carey as ‘The Paisley Ronaldo’ .
8. He helped St. Mirren to their first Scottish League Cup, proving to be an invaluable member of the team.
9. On signing for Ross County in 2013, he scored on his second appearance in a 3-1 loss against Patrick Thistle.
10. In May 2013, Carey’s goal against Hearts was voted the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League goal of the Season for 2012-13. The goal has been described as an astonishing wonder goal, which was a 35-yard strike after he collected the ball from his own half.
11. He has recently been released from Ross County after spending two seasons with the Scottish Premier League side. He made 58 appearances and netted a total of five times, having been signed by Derek Adams.