John Carew


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"John Carew, Carew, he's bigger than me and you, he's gonna score one or two..."

There's no doubt that the 6ft 4in Norwegian striker has been one of Villa's most popular players of the early 21st century, with supporters singing his song, to the tune of Que Sera Sera, even on occasions when he hasn't been playing.

Although he was little known on these shores before his arrival at Villa Park, that changed rapidly once he donned a claret and blue shirt and became the club's leading scorer for three consecutive seasons.

By the time he joined Villa, he had played for a number of clubs, including Valencia, AS Roma, Besiktas and Lyon, from whom he joined Villa as part of a deal which saw Czech striker Milan Baros join the French club.

The towering Carew immediately made his presence felt.Despite a 3-1 defeat on his debut, he hit the post with one header at St. James' Park and hit the net with another, only to have his effort harshly disallowed for pushing - even though he appeared to be the player who was fouled.

But he got off the mark with the winner against West Ham on his first home appearance the following Saturday and scored twice more by the end of his first campaign.

That was merely the prelude to some prolific scoring over the next couple of seasons as he headed Villa's scorechart with 13 in 2007/08 [including a hat-trick against Newcastle and two in a 5-1 thrashing of Birmingham City] and 15 the following campaign.

He featured less often in the 2009/10 season but still had some memorable moments, particularly in the FA Cup quarter-final against Reading, bagging a vital hat-trick to turn the tie and send Villa to Wembley.

Once again, he was leading scorer, despite often seeing Gabby Agbonlahor and Emile Heskey blocking his path to the first XI.

Following that, he was in and out of the side, eventually spending the final few months on loan to Stoke before seeing his contract expire at the end of the campaign.

However, Carew will always be fondly remembered by fans for his glorious claret and blue goals and his stunning smile.

Carew also won the award for Villa's goal of the season in 2008/09, a spectacular sidefoot volley from the edge of the penalty area at home to Stoke City.

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