Born in Leeston, a town on the South Island of New Zealand, Carter has had an illustrious rugby career which has seen him entertain crowds across the world for over 16 years! The now-35-year-old has retired from international rugby, but he is still plying his trade for Racing 92 in the Top 15 (France’s premier rugby competition).
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 a try since 2010, he crossed the whitewash 29 times in his career and the All Blacks only lost on one occasion when Carter had scored.
With so many records, we’ve picked out some of his biggest and most notable for you to enjoy. If you want to catch Mr Carter in action before he hangs up his boots for good, the European Champions Cup is in full swing and you’ll see him running out for Racing 92 in Pool Four, where they face Leicester, Munster and Castres.