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Carlton E Hinds

Carlton Hinds NicknameSqueakie
PositionForward
Height
Date of Birth November 21st, 1924 (age 93)
Place of Birth Tableland, Trinidad and Tobago
Debut
Caps/Goals7    ( 3 goals)
Last ClubSporting Club (1955-1956)
Previous ClubsMalvern (1940-1954), Malvern
SchoolsHoward University, Queen's Royal College


The heights that "Squeakie" attained during his playing days were not evident in his earlier years and even at college, he did not make the first eleven until his last year - 1941. Born in Tableland, he attended Nelson Street Boy's R.C. School before entering Queen's Royal College. On leaving school, he joined some of his mates in Malvern. In those days, the club campaigned in the Northern League and he was soon to represent N.A.F.L. in inter-league competition. Moving from inner left, his position at school, he played either centre forward or inner right for Malvern. After gaining most of the honours in N.A.F.L., the club moved to T.A.F.A. Second Division. It was from there that his team won the B.V.D. Cup in 1946.

Before that triumph however, his ability was recognised and he was invited to trials in late 1945 for the tour of British Guiana early the next year. He scored seven goals in as many matches and gained selection on the team, but saw very little action on the tour on account of a strained back. Malvern made an immediate impact on gaining promotion to First Division by winning the League Shield and retaining the B.D.V. Cup. That year, Trinidad hosted a triangular series, beat Jamaica comfortably but lost the first game against British Guiana. In the 6-0 drubbing that Trinidad gave Jamaica, "Squeakie" playing at inside left, scored 2. For the return match with British Guiana, the entire Malvern forward line was selected so that he returned to inner right and Phil Doughlin, who scored the only two goals in the match played at inner left.

The following year, when Haiti were visitors, he played on the "family XI' at inside right and earned the accolade "Prince of Forwards". He became a fixture on the national team and in 1952, toured Suriname with a West Indies Select team. He was captain of that team in the final test. He visited Great Britain with Trinidad team in 1953 but unlike many of his colleagues, he continued to play at national level. His last big match was in 1955 against the visiting English F.A. team. That year he joined Sporting Club and when that club won the League Shield the following year, he was a member of the team. Afterwards, he emigrated to the U.S.A. attended Howard University, Washington and graduated as a Civil Engineer. But he continued to play sport although not as a footballer (soccer player).

Between 1954 and 1956, he also represented his country in hockey and he continued playing in the United States, returning to Trinidad as a member of the U.S. contingent. Although he was in his fifties when he paid his last hockey visit, he brought his football background into play with some deft stick work.
(T&T Sports Hall of Fame bio)



Honors for Carlton
  • Inducted into the Howard University's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016
  • Inducted into the Howard University's Athletic Hall of Fame as part of of the 1961 soccer team in 2014
  • Inducted into Malvern's Hall of Fame in 2012
  • Inducted into Trinidad & Tobago's Sports Hall of Fame in 1985

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