Carlton played as a midfielder for several clubs including Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion but most notably Sheffield Wednesday.
He started his career at West Bromwich Albion, joining as an apprentice in July 1983 before turning professional in December 1984. He made his league debut in September 1985.
He earned a move to Sheffield Wednesday in February 1989 for £750,000 where he made his name in the premiership. This led to him being bought by Leeds United Manager Howard Wilkinson for £2.6 million in June 1994.
In September 1997 he was signed by Southampton for a fee of £1 million. He was transferred to Nottingham Forest in 1999. He later player for Coventry and then joined Stockport County in November 2011 as player – manager where he remained for two years. He also briefly played for Dublin City who he joined in August 2004.
Carlton won 18 caps for England, and was a member of the England squad that went to 1992 European Championships in Sweden.
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