After nearly 17 years, the former Liverpool star was allowed to play in C1 by Pep

10 Mar 2022 | 09:50

 Manchester City goalkeeper Scott Carson has become the player with the biggest gap between Champions League appearances.

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City beat Sporting CP 5-0 in the first leg of the round of 16 last month, making Wednesday night’s second leg at the Etihad Stadium a mere formality. Carson, 36, was brought on in the second half for Ederson.

This old general appeared in C1 for the first time since April 2005, when he played for Liverpool at the age of 19. Thereby he became the player with the largest gap between appearances in the Champions League, nearly 17 years.

Pep Guardiola said after the game: ” Scott is important. In the dressing room everyone listened to him when he talked and he saved the most important ball of the game.”


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 The British general was returned to C1 after 17 years.

Carson is City’s third-choice goalkeeper, behind Ederson and Zack Steffen. He also set a similar record at the end of the 2020/2021 Premier League season.

Then Carson made his Premier League debut for Man City, against Newcastle, setting the Premier League record for the longest distance between appearances for a goalkeeper, before that last time he had played in the Premier League. This is in May 2011.

Scott Carson used to play for Liverpool but failed here, playing for many lower-tier teams before coming to Man City as a free in 2019.