Roy Carroll came into the field of football through the youth team of Fivemiletown United. He also played for youth club Ballinamallard United.
As a trainee, Roy Carroll joined the professional team Hull City A.F.C. in 1995. After two years, he left the club after making 46 appearances for the team. He then signed a contract with Wigan Athletic, in 1997, with the transfer fee €525K and made his official debut for the club in November as a backup player for Lee Butler.
Carroll has so far played in 138 games for the team. Along with his team, he won the Football League Trophy in 1998.
Roy Carroll signed a new deal with Manchester United for €3 million in July 2001. Later, he gave his remarkable performance against Tottenham Hotspur. He became a part of the team that won Premier League (2002-03), FA Community (2003), and FA Cup (2003-04). Along with his teammates, Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Rio Ferdinand, etc. On May 2005, he was released after his contract expired.
West Ham signed Carroll in 2005. Due to his alcoholic habit and gambling, he gave his appearance in just 17 games 2006-07 season. Further, he left the club in 2007 after appearing in 31 games.
Then, Carroll signed a year contract with Rangers as a backup player for Allan McGregor. For the club, he made his only appearance against East Fife in a League Cup in September 2007.
After then Carroll transferred to Derby County in 2008 and established himself as a regular goalkeeper in the 2008-09 season. Further, he left the club in 2009 after playing in 30 games.
Roy Carroll then signed a three-year contract with Odense BK in August 2009 and made his debut against FC Midtylland. After two years, he left the club with 46 appearances.
In 2012, Roy Carroll signed a new deal with Olympiacos, with the transfer fee €330 thousand and his first match was against Rubin Kazan's team in the Europa League, came as a backup player. In the 2012-13 season, he became the first choice goalkeeper. His team won Superleague Greece (2011-12,2012-13, 2013-14) and Greek Cup (2011-12,2012-13). Then after, he played for Notts County for two years.
Currently, Carroll plays for Linfield since 2016 as a goalkeeper. Till this date, he has played 35 games.
Carroll began his international career in 1998 and represented his team in Northern Ireland U-21. Later, he was named as the Northern Ireland International Personality in 2013. Till this date, he won 45 caps for the national team.
As a football star, he was honored with Second Division PFA Team of the Year in 2000, Danish Goalkeeper of the Year in 2009.
Besides, Roy Carroll honored with a Red Cross Humanitarian Award for his kindness to a child with “Leukemia.” Later, he went to rehabilitation for his alcoholic, and gambling habit, under the name of Jonathon Walker. On other hands, he managed the English professional football club, Barnet F.C. in 2011.
Carroll got married to his beautiful wife, Kerry. The couple blessed with a son, Jordan and daughter, Ellie Carroll. Till this date, there are no news or rumors which led them to divorce. Besides his marriage, he hasn't extramarital affairs.
Currently, his market value is around €150 thousand. He receives about £400 to £500 as a weekly salary from his current club; however, the exact figure of his net worth is under review. He went to Wigan with a transfer fee €525 thousand. In 2001, he transferred to Manchester United with the worth €3 million.
Looking towards his career, we can assume that he must have over million dollars. Currently, he enjoys a luxurious life with his family in London. With years of successful career, he has certainly a good earnings.