Dan Carter

As of September 16, 2013 National team: September 16, 2013

Daniel William " Dan " Carter ( born March 5, 1982 in Leeston, Christchurch, New Zealand) is a New Zealand rugby union player. He plays as a compound semiconductor, although he often came at the beginning of his career as an interior three-quarters used. With the All Blacks, the New Zealand national team, he was able to now five times the Tri Nations and Bledisloe Cup six times to win.

Carter played until 2008 provincial rugby for the Crusaders in the Super 14 and for Canterbury in the Air New Zealand Cup. Carter's playful influence has helped the Crusaders to the Super Rugby championship titles in 2005, 2006 and 2008.

Following the November 2008 tour of New Zealanders Carter moved to France to USA Perpignan. He returned in June 2009 to participate in the preparations for the World Cup 2011, which will take place in New Zealand. He is the first player of the All Blacks, which a stay abroad and the subsequent return were allowed in the national team. In France, it could only be used five times since he was injured. His club won the championship without that he could take part in the qualifying matches.



Carter was a member of the Crusaders Development squad in 2002, who won the title, and was the leading scorer for New Zealand at the U- 21 World Cup in South Africa, with 72 points (including 25 against England).

Province Rugby

He made his provincial debut against Marlborough in 2002, and his Super 14 debut for the Crusaders a year later against the Hurricanes.


In 2003, Carter made ​​at the age of 21 his international debut in Hamilton, in which he scored 20 points. He was then placed on the bench during the match against France in Christchurch, the All Blacks won 31 - 23 He was also a substitute in the match against the Wallabies in Sydney, which the All Blacks 50 - 21 win. Carter was then in New Zealand's World Cup squad for the 2003 World Cup in Australia, where he got serious international attention for the first time. Carter spent most of the tournament on the bench, so New Zealand had no specialized kicker. He played in the game against Italy in Melbourne as well as at the wins over Canada and Tonga.

Although he is an All Black since 2003, he has only secured a permanent place on the position of the compound semiconductor and thus Carlos Spencer displaced, as the All Blacks 2004 tour of Britain and France did. Since the end of the Tri Nations 2004, he played as an inner three-quarters. After Carter's excellent performance in the second international match of the All Blacks against the British and Irish Lions in the Lions tour in 2005 in New Zealand, he was viewed as the next big star in world rugby. Carter scored two tries, five penalties kicks and four raises. He finished the game with 33 points, so it smashed the previous all-Black record of 18 points in a Lions game ( Carter's second half with a total of 22 points would have been enough to break the record ).

In August 2006, Carter landed a penalty kick against South Africa from 62 m distance between the rods. It was one of the most kicks that were ever recorded during an international match. His 25 National team record for a connection attempts are half the All Blacks. In modern rugby scene, he is regarded as one of the best connector.


  • 2004 - Kelvin Tremain Memorial Trophy for Player of the Year
  • 2004 - Rebel Sport Super 14 Player of the Year
  • 2005 - Kelvin Tremain Memorial Trophy for Player of the Year
  • 2005 - IRB Player of the Year
  • 2006 - Rebel Sport Super 14 Player of the Year

In addition to the field

In November 2006, Carter published a book entitled Dan Carter: Skills & Performance. It includes stories about his international rugby career as well as a chapter with tips for younger players. Daniel Carter has also still worried as underwear model for the company jockey for attention off the court.

Carter was the first person in the world who had a PC with the Windows Vista operating system, because he auctioned a laptop for good causes.