Josh Carr

Joshua "Josh" Carr (born 29 April 1980) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played 11 seasons in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was drafted by the Port Adelaide Football Club in the 1998 AFL Draft and made his debut for the club in 2000. After playing in the Power's 2004 premiership side, he returned to Western Australia in 2005 to play for the Fremantle Football Club, where he played alongside his elder brother Matthew Carr for four seasons. He returned to Port Adelaide in 2009 and played a further two seasons before retiring at the end of the 2010 season.

Josh Carr
Personal information
Full name Joshua Carr
Date of birth (1980-04-29) 29 April 1980
Original team(s) East Fremantle (WAFL)
Draft 7th overall, 1998
Port Adelaide
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2000–2004, 2009-2010 Port Adelaide 124 0(65)
2005–2008 Fremantle 083 0(44)
Total 207 (109)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2009.
Career highlights
  • AFL Rising Star nominee 2000
  • Port Adelaide 'Best First Year Player' 2000
  • Port Adelaide pre-season premiership side 2001, 2002
  • Port Adelaide 'Most Improved Player' 2001
  • Port Adelaide 'Best Team Man' 2002
  • Port Adelaide 'Best Team Man' 2003
  • Port Adelaide premiership side 2004
  • Peter Badcoe VC Medal (Port Adelaide) 2004
  • Ross Glendinning Medal (Fremantle) 2007
  • North Adelaide premiership coach 2018
Sources: AFL Tables,

After his retirement, Carr continued on with the Power as an assistant coach between 2011 and 2015. He then coached the North Adelaide Roosters for four seasons between 2016 and 2019, leading the club to the SANFL premiership in 2018. In October 2019, he re-joined Fremantle as an assistant coach for the 2020 season.

AFL career

Port Adelaide career (1999–2004)

In his first season, he did not play a game due to injury. In 2001 he became one of Port's key players, winning the best team man award. In 2004 he was appointed Vice Captain alongside Warren Tredrea. He played in the 2004 Port Adelaide premiership team before announcing he wanted to join Fremantle in 2005 to play alongside brother Matthew Carr.

Fremantle career (2005–2008)

Port eventually traded him and he returned to Western Australia at the beginning of the 2005 season.

Carr was named as Fremantle's vice-captain for the 2007 & 2008 seasons. He won the Ross Glendinning medal in the second Western Derby of 2007, gathering 26 possessions and kicking three goals as Fremantle notched up their eighth win over West Coast.

During the 2008 he began to question his career at Fremantle due to his brothers retirement. At the end of the 2008 season, Carr told the club that he wanted to be traded back to Port Adelaide for personal reasons. He played 83 games for Fremantle in four seasons.[1]

Return to Port Adelaide (2009–2010)

He was drafted at number 2 by the Power in the 2008 Pre-Season Draft and played his 200th AFL game against Carlton in round 20, 2009.

On 19 July 2010, Carr announced he would retire following Showdown XXIX at AAMI Stadium.[2] He ended his career in a 19-point win, marking an impressive 10–0 record in Showdowns.[3]

Coaching career

Between 2011 and 2015, Carr served as an assistant coach for Port Adelaide.[4] Between 2016 and 2019, he served as senior coach of the North Adelaide Roosters in the SANFL, guiding the club to the premiership in 2018.[5]

In October 2019, Carr was appointed by Fremantle as an assistant coach for the 2020 season.[5]

Playing statistics

 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2000 Port Adelaide 2514231155817339210.
2001 Port Adelaide 2524189266124390108550.80.411.
2002 Port Adelaide 925131126315141488730.50.410.
2003 Port Adelaide 923161329613042690690.70.612.95.718.53.93.0
2004 Port Adelaide 91911619516135665580.60.310.38.518.73.43.1
2005 Fremantle 22212726917544481860.50.312.
2006 Fremantle 22379252229481129880.30.411.
2007 Fremantle 220146248171419102790.70.312.48.621.05.14.0
2008 Fremantle 21811416314030364840.
2009 Port Adelaide 212417010217237450.
2010 Port Adelaide 2711565110722250.
Career 207 109 70 2193 1492 3685 825 683 0.5 0.3 10.6 7.2 17.8 4.0 3.3


  1. Rucci, Michelangelo (1 September 2008). "Power chasing Josh Carr, despite the denials". Herald Sun. Australia.
  2. "Josh Carr to retire, but only after one more Showdown". Sydney Morning Herald. 19 July 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2010.
  4. "Power Adds Three Assistants". 19 October 2011. Archived from the original on 23 October 2011.
  5. "Carr returns to Freo". 9 October 2019. Archived from the original on 9 October 2019.
  6. Josh Carr's player profile at AFL Tables
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