Born in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, Carroll started his career at home city club Newcastle, he was the Toon's youngest ever player to represent Newcastle in Europe, when he made his debut as a substitute against Palermo in the UEFA Cup, in 2006. Carroll now plays for West Ham United after signing from Liverpool for the 2013-14 season.
Carroll finished the season as Newcastle's top scorer in 2009/10 when the North-east club successfully gained promotion to the Premier League, scoring 19 goals in all competitions. In his first season in the top flight Carroll was give the club's famous number 9 shirt, as worn by the likes of 9 Jackie Milburn, Malcolm Macdonald and Alan Shearer.
He then joined Liverpool for £35 million in the 2011 January transfer window, Carroll is seen as a classic No. 9 centre forward, with good strength, a powerful shot, and exceptional heading ability. Andy's performances in his first Premier League season impressed England manager Fabio Capello, who called him up for first cap against France in November 2010. Having not impressed at Liverpool Carroll signed for West Ham United in May 2013 for £15 million.