“Blog” of Saints player Joe Carr who played in the 1950’s and 60’s and who was inducted into the St Johnstone Hall of Fame in 2013
Joe Carr was signed by Saints Manager Johnny Pattillo in 1953 from Dunipace Juniors. He had previously played for Kilsyth St Pats and Bonnybridge Rose.
Joe made his debut on the 17th October of that year against Ayr United at Somerset Park in a match that Saints won 4 – 3. The goalscorers that day were Doug Newlands and Ian Rodger who hit a hat trick.
Saints team was: – Roy MacLaren, Jimmy Woodcock, Jimmy Cairns, Davie Mackie, Bill Riddick, Archie Baird, Doug Newlands, Ernie Ewen, Ian Rodger, Jackie Landles and Joe Carr.
Joe went on to make a total of 229 appearances for Saints which places him as 30th equal alongwith Ernie Ewen in the all time appearances list.
His 70 goals puts him 8th equal in the all time goalscorers list with Harry Ferguson ( pre War ) and Gordon Whitelaw (1965 – 1973 ).
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