High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Robert Carter (1881 14 March 1928) was an English footballer, nicknamed Toddler because of his small stature. He was the father of footballing legend Raich Carter. He played football for Sunderland Royal Rovers and Selbourne, before joining Port Vale in 1904, he scored 23 goals in 83 games for the club. In 1907 Carter joined Stockport County after Port Vale went into liquidation. After scoring 8 goals in 27 games he signed for Fulham, who had just joined the Football League, he scored seven goals in ten games before joining Southampton in 1908. Carter suffered greatly with injuries at Southampton. It was there where he sustained a career-ending a blow to the head from which he never fully recovered. Carter returned to Sunderland with his wife, Clara. However the head injury ultimately proved fatal and he died on 14 March 1928.