Sebastien Carole

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Sebastien Carole is a French/Martinique winger who was born on 8th September 1982 in Pontoise, France. He began his career with Monaco and represented France at youth level. He played for the club in the early rounds of the Champions League in 2003/04, the season Monaco reached the final in Gelsenkirchen. In February 2004 Carole joined West Ham for a short loan spell, but made just one cameo appearance in a 4-2 win over Crewe on 17th March 2004. Carole spent 2004/05 on loan at Ligue 2 outfit Chateauroux.

Carole was one of several players who were invited on trial at Southampton in the summer of 2005. He failed to secure a deal at St Mary's, and was eventually signed by Brighton on 12th August 2005 for an undisclosed fee. Carole made his Seagulls debut on 13th August in a 2-2 draw with Crewe. He scored two goals as Brighton were relegated to League One at the end of 2005/06.

On 5th July 2006 Carole signed a three year deal with Leeds United. When Elland Road boss Kevin Blackwell was replaced by Dennis Wise in November the former Monaco man lost his place in the team, and nearly left the club. He won his place back following season with Leeds now in League 1, and scored his first goal for the club on 29th September 2007 in a 1-1 draw at Gillingham. After falling out of favour again Carole was released from the club in September 2008.

Carole joined Darlington on a short term contract in November 2008, having previously been on trial with Bradford. In January 2009 he returned to Brighton until the end of the season. In late 2009 Carole joined Tranmere for a few weeks, before signing for Brighton for a third time in early 2010 on a week to week basis. 2010 also saw the player make his full international debut for Martinique. He joined Nice in November 2010, but failed to make a single first team appearance for the club in 2010/11.

Carole spent 2011/12 in the English non-league, representing lowly Burton Leonard Squirrel and Knaresborough Town.