Craig Farrell was an English professional footballer who played as a forward in the Football League for Carlisle United.
At the age of eight, Farrell joined the Middlesbrough junior system after playing for Cleveland Juniors and Marton Boys, two local teams he had supported since he was a child.
Having been offered a trial by Leeds United at the age of 15, he was subsequently signed to a four-year deal after scoring five goals in two games for the club.
In August 2002, he signed his first professional contract with the club, after which he was loaned out to Carlisle United for a month.
Farrell signed a three-year contract with Carlisle in November for a price that could have grown to £50,000 based on appearances following a successful loan spell at the club.
As a part of manager Paul Simpson’s clean-out, he was put on Carlisle’s transfer list in November 2003. Along with teammates Kevin Henderson, Carlos Roca, Brian Shelley, and Chris Beech, Carlisle released him in May 2005.
On August 5, 2005, Farrell signed a one-year contract with Conference National side Exeter City. In May of 2006, he was released by Exeter City after a season in which he scored eight goals in forty-five games.
How Did Craig Farrell Die?
Former York City striker Craig Farrell, who died suddenly at the age of 39, was remembered by the club. The cause of death has not been disclosed by his loved ones.