Carter rose to fame in 2002 with Canterbury, and then the Crusaders in the 2003 Super Rugby competition. He made his international debut in the same season, scoring 20 points against Wales, including his first try. He went on to appear in 4 Rugby World Cups, taking top honours in the 2011 and 2015 editions.
Known for his often flawless kicking, both out of hand and from the tee, New Zealand have won nearly 90% of matches that Carter has played in. During his 112 caps, they lost only 12 times! Despite not scoring
Carter has scored 1598 points in international rugby, more than any other player - he is 352 points ahead of Jonny Wilkinson in second place; and currently 900 points ahead of Leigh Halfpenny, the closest active player (ranked 19th) on the list
His record tally came from 29 tries, 293 conversions, 281 penalties and 8 drop-goals