Carl Veart
Personal information
Full name Thomas Carl Veart
Date of birth (1970-05-21) 21 May 1970 (age 54)
Place of birth Whyalla, Australia
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Striker
Team information
Current team
Adelaide United
Youth career
Whyalla Croatia
Salisbury United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1994 Adelaide City 132 (54)
1994–1996 Sheffield United 66 (15)
1996–1997 Crystal Palace 59 (6)
1997–1998 Millwall 8 (1)
1998–2004 Adelaide City Force 172 (23)
2001Playford City (loan) 7 (4)
2005–2007 Adelaide United 44 (11)
2007–2008 Adelaide City 9 (8)
Total 497 (122)
International career
1992 Australia U-23
1992–2000 Australia 18 (7)
Managerial career
2008–2012 Adelaide United Youth
2012–2019 FFSA NTC
2019–2020 Adelaide United (assistant)
2020– Adelaide United
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Thomas Carl Veart (born 21 May 1970) is an Australian former footballer who is the head coach for Adelaide United.[1]

Early life

Carl Veart was born on 21 May 1970 from the town of Whyalla in South Australia. Veart played various sports growing up, playing soccer, Aussie rules, basketball and cricket at home.[2] Veart began playing soccer at the age of four and joined a local club in the under-9s. After progressing through youth level, Veart made his debut in senior soccer at the age of 15.[2][3] At 17 years old, Veart initially pursued an apprenticeship before moving to Adelaide to pursue football.[2] He spent his early senior years at Salisbury United for two years before moving to Adelaide City under the mentorship of Zoran Matić. Veart considers Matić as his biggest influence both as a player and coach.[2]

Club career


Sheffield United

On 22 July 1994, Veart moved to England to sign with Sheffield United for a transfer fee of £150,000.[4] On 5 November 1995, he netted two goals to secure a 4–1 victory over Portsmouth.[5] On 9 September, Veart scored the winning goal in the match against Norwich which saw five Norwich players booked.[6]

On 18 January 1996, Veart scored the winning goal in a shock 1–0 win against Arsenal in the FA Cup third round. Veart scored through a header, assisted by Dane Whitehouse, to pass goalkeeper David Seaman in the 68th minute.[7] By this time, he fell out with new manager Howard Kendall and soon departed to join former coach Dave Bassett at Crystal Palace.[8]

Crystal Palace

On 27 December 1996, Veart scored his first goal for Palace, netting past Australian keeper Andy Petterson, in a 2–1 win against Charlton Athletic.[9] Veart went on to score six goals in nine games, helping his side towards promotion to the Premier League and earned the nickname "goal machine" by the Palace faithful.[10] In the 1997–98 season, after six appearances in the top flight and struggling for playing time, Veart was sold to Millwall for a fee of £100,000 in December 1997.[11]

Adelaide United

After a five-year stint with former club Adelaide City, Veart joined Adelaide United in their inaugural season in the 2003–04 NSL season. He made his debut at Hindmarsh Stadium on 17 October 2003, scoring United's first goal in their history in a 1–0 win against Brisbane Strikers, in front of a sell-out crowd of 15,568.[12] He helped his side to a top-four position on the table, scoring a brace in a 4–3 win over Melbourne Knights on 8 February 2004.[13] Veart went on to score in both legs of the elimination final against Brisbane Strikers, importantly in the second leg where his side lost 4–1, clinching qualification on away goals to the semi-final.[14] He finished his debut season as the club top goalscorer with 12 goals in 27 appearances.[15]

Ahead of the newly established A-League, Veart scored the maiden goal of the competition in a 1–0 opening day victory over Newcastle Jets at EnergyAustralia Stadium.[16] On 28 October 2005, he scored the only goal in a decisive win over Melbourne Victory to send his side to the top of the table.[17] His side continue their dominance at the top, as Veart scored the equaliser in the 76th minute of a 2–1 away win against Newcastle on 2 December.[18] At the end of the season, he was named Adelaide United's Player of the Season and nominated for the Johnny Warren Medal.[19]

International career

He made his debut for the Socceroos in 1992 and played 18 'A' matches, scoring 7 goals.

Managerial career

He works at Adelaide United, as the head coach.[20]


With Adelaide United:

With Adelaide City:

Managerial statistics

As of 3 February 2024[21]
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Adelaide United Australia 2020 present 114 49 29 36 042.98
Total 114 49 29 36 042.98


  1. ^ "Veart thrilled about new role, outlines his philosophy". Adelaide United FC Website. 16 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d McGuire, Michael (19 December 2020). "Adelaide United coach Carl Veart on his long road to the top job". Adelaide Now. SA Weekend. Archived from the original on 16 June 2023.
  3. ^ "Carl's Corner: the Whyalla Wonder and the Run-In". Adelaide United. 14 April 2023.
  4. ^ Denis Clarebrough & Andrew Kirkham (1999). A Complete Record of Sheffield United Football Club 1889–1999. Sheffield United. p. 295. ISBN 0-9508588-2-X.
  5. ^ Brown, Geoff (5 November 1995). "Prolific Aldridge". The Independent. Retrieved 16 June 2023.
  6. ^ Brown, Geoff (9 September 1995). "Red mist for Gunn". The Independent. Retrieved 16 June 2023.
  7. ^ Hodgson, Guy (18 January 1996). "Veart veers past static Arsenal". The Independent. Retrieved 16 June 2023.
  8. ^ Hemmingham, Nathan (19 August 2020). "Carl Veart on Bassett, United and how he's coaching the 'Blades way'". YorkshireLive. Sheffield United. Retrieved 16 June 2023.
  9. ^ Harling, Nicholas (12 May 1996). "Palace's amazing change". The Independent. Archived from the original on 16 June 2023. Retrieved 16 June 2023.
  10. ^ Binks, Binks (25 May 2021). "Can you name every Australian to have played in the Premier League?". Optus Sport.
  11. ^ "Football: Segers and Grobbelaar to learn their fate today". The Independent. 12 December 1997.
  12. ^ "United We Are - Carl Veart". Adelaide United. 22 December 2020.
  13. ^ "Knights fans under spotlight again". The Sydney Morning Herald. 8 February 2004.
  14. ^ "Scarsella saves Adelaide United". The Sydney Morning Herald. 14 March 2004.
  15. ^ "Adelaide United - Appearances A-League 2003/2004".
  16. ^ "Reds Rewind – Carl Veart scores first A-League goal". Adelaide United. 26 August 2020.
  17. ^ "Veart goal shores up top spot for Adelaide". The Sydney Morning Herald. 29 October 2005.
  18. ^ "United dominates top after beating Jets". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2 December 2005.
  19. ^ "A-League to honour stars at awards night". The Sydney Morning Herald. 12 March 2006.
  20. ^ Adelaide United profile Archived 20 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  21. ^ "Carl Veart". ALeagueStats. Retrieved 23 May 2022.
Awards Preceded byRichie Alagich Adelaide United Club Champion Award 2005/06 Succeeded byJason Spagnuolo