Michael Carrick: A career in numbers

Michael Carrick

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick on Monday announced he was bringing the curtain down on his playing career at the end of this season.

The 36-year old has spent 12 years at United, during which he has won numerous trophies including the 2008 Champions League win over Chelsea.

He has said he will join the club’s coaching staff.

FOX Sports Asia takes a look at some of the numbers from Carrick’s sparkling career:

£18.6 million – The fee United paid to bring Carrick from Spurs in 2006.

705 – The number of career appearances Carrick has made to date for club and country (including 480 in the Premier League).

40 – The total number of assists Carrick has in the Premier League.

34 – The number of England caps Carrick has earned since his international debut in 2001.

21 – The number of Carrick’s 24 United goals scored at Old Trafford, with just three away from home (Wigan in 2009, QPR in 2013 and Northampton in 2016).

17 – The number of major trophies Carrick has won during his his time at United (6 Community Shields, 5 Premier League titles, 2 League Cups, 1 FA Cup, 1 Champions League, 1 Club World Cup and 1 Europa League).

17 – The age Carrick made his first-team debut for West Ham, four days before his 18th birthday.

5 – The number of clubs he has represented (West Ham United, (Swindon Town and Birmingham City on loan) Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United).

3 – Number of European finals Carrick has started for United; he was an unused substitute in last year’s Europa League win over Ajax.

2 – Goals he scored for Tottenham in 75 appearances in his two seasons at White Hart Lane.

1 – Number of red cards in his career. It came in United’s 3-2 Champions League win over AC Milan at the San Siro in 2010.