|Full name||Joseph Francis Carolan|
|Date of birth||8 September 1937|
|Place of birth||Dublin, Ireland|
|Date of death||26 September 2018(aged 81)|
|1960–1962||Brighton & Hove Albion||33||(0)|
|1959–1960||Republic of Ireland||2||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Dublin, Carolan started his career with Home Farm at youth level before moving to Manchester United on 15 February 1956, where he featured in their FA Youth Cup winning team. On 22 November 1958, Carolan made his senior debut against Luton Town. He broke into the first team nine months after the Munich air disaster, which had claimed the lives of eight United players - including his fellow countryman Bill Whelan - and resulted in two other players being injured to such an extent that they never played again.
He died in September 2018.
- Spence, Tom "Happy Birthday, Joe Carolan", Official Matchday Programme for Tonbridge Angels vs Metropolitan Police, 12 September 2009
- "Irish Footballers : Manchester United : players from Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland : Played for Man Utd". soccer-ireland.com. Retrieved 2016-11-24.
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- Butler, Cliff (26 September 2018). "United pay tribute to Joe Carolan". ManUtd.com. Manchester United. Retrieved 27 September 2018.