John James "Johnny" Carey (23 February 1919 – 22 August 1995), also known as Jackie Carey, was an Irish professional footballer and manager. As a player Carey spent most of his career at Manchester United, where he was team captain from 194...6 until he retired as a player in 1953. He was also a dual internationalist, playing for and captaining both Ireland teams – the FAI XI and the IFA XI. In 1947 he also captained a Europe XI which played a Great Britain XI at Hampden Park. In 1949 he was voted the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year and in the same year captained the FAI XI that defeated England 2–0 at Goodison Park, becoming the first non-UK team to beat England at home. Carey was also the first non-UK player and the first Irishman to captain a winning team in both an FA Cup Final and the First Division. Like his contemporary Con Martin, Carey was an extremely versatile footballer and played in nine different positions throughout his career. He even played in goal for United on one occasion.
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Gaelic football players who switched code
Sportspeople from County Dublin
League of Ireland XI players
Manchester City F.C. wartime guest players
Dublin Gaelic footballers who switched code
Everton F.C. wartime guest players
Pre-1950 IFA international footballers
Irish Free State international footballers
Ireland (FAI) international footballers
Dual Irish international footballers
Leyton Orient F.C. managers
Dublin Gaelic footballers