Robert Carter was an English football player, nicknamed "Toddler" because of his small stature.
He finished the 1904-1905 season with five goals in fourteen games.
He was the father of football legend Raich Carter. He played football for Sunderland Royal Rovers and Selbourne, before joining Portuguese Vale in 1904. He hit nine goals in forty games in 1905-1906, before secured eleven goals in thirty-nine appearances in the 1906-1907 campaign.
In total he scored twenty-five goals in ninety-three games for the club in all competitions, before he joined Stockport County after Portuguese Vale went into liquidation.
Carter scored eight goals in twenty-seven games for the "Hatters", helping them to a 13th-place finish in the Second Division in 1907-1908. He then signed for Fulham, who had just joined the Football League, and scored seven goals in ten games in 1908-1909, before joining Southampton.
He took Jack Foster"s first team spot at The Dell, but suffered a knee injury at the start of the 1909-1910 campaign. Soon afterwards he suffered a blow to the head, and was forced to retire due to his injury.
However the head injury ultimately proved fatal and he died on 14 March 1928.