Adam Barrett

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Adam Barrett
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Barrett with Southend United in 2009
Personal information
Full name Adam Nicholas Barrett[1]
Date of birth (1979-11-29) 29 November 1979 (age 35)[1]
Place of birth Dagenham, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Southend United
Number 26
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Leyton Orient 0 (0)
1999–2000 Plymouth Argyle 52 (3)
2000–2002 Mansfield Town 37 (1)
2002–2004 Bristol Rovers 90 (5)
2004–2010 Southend United 251 (27)
2010–2011 Crystal Palace 7 (0)
2011 Leyton Orient (loan) 14 (0)
2011–2012 Bournemouth 21 (1)
2012–2015 Gillingham 88 (3)
2014–2015 AFC Wimbledon (loan) 23 (1)
2015– Southend United 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:19, 21 April 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Adam Nicholas Barrett (born 29 November 1979) is an English footballer who is in his second spell with Football League Two club Southend United. He has also played for Leyton Orient, Plymouth Argyle, Mansfield Town, Bristol Rovers, Crystal Palace, Bournemouth and Gillingham.

Playing career[edit]

Barrett went to school at Belfairs High School in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.[citation needed] He has previously played for Bristol Rovers, Mansfield Town, Plymouth Argyle and Southend United.

Barrett joined Southend United, on a free transfer at the beginning of the 2004–05 season and quickly established himself as a fan's favourite. He scored 11 goals in his first season with the Blues, a high figure for a centre-back, and was voted Player of the Year by Southend fans.[citation needed]

Barrett also played a key part in Southend's rise to the Championship in 2005–06 and the Football League Trophy in 2005.

Barrett scored a goal in an FA Cup third round replay against Chelsea, although Southend United would go on to lose the match 4–1.

On 24 June 2010 Barrett, along with Southend teammate Alan McCormack had their contracts cancelled by mutual consent. Barrett signed a two-year contract for Crystal Palace on 6 July.

On 11 March 2011, Barrett returned on a month's loan to his first club Leyton Orient.[2]

Barrett signed a two-year deal with Bournemouth on 5 July 2011.[3] Barrett scored against his former club Crystal Palace in a pre-season friendly against them on 30 July. The newly appointed captain then netted his first competitive Cherries goal in his first home league match; a 2–0 win over Sheffield Wednesday on 13 August 2011.

On 16 August 2012, Barrett signed a one-year deal with Gillingham with the option for the contract to be extended to two years.[4] He was quickly made captain at Priestfield and led the Gills to win the League Two championship. His regular combative performances quickly won the fans over and he was awarded the club's Supporters' Player of the year and Away Supporters' Player of the year awards.[5] Barrett was also named in the League Two team of the year.[6]

On 15 January 2015, Barrett re-joined Southend United. An injury delayed Barrett's homecoming but he finally made his second debut for Southend as a second-half substitute against Cheltenham Town on 10 February 2015


  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Os take Barrett on loan". Leyton Orient F.C. 11 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Bournemouth sign Crystal Palace defender Adam Barrett". BBC Sport. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Gills unveil double signing". Gillingham F.C. 17 August 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Player of the Year Awards 2013. 28 April 2013
  6. ^ Day, Richard (30 April 2013) Three Gills chosen in the League Two team of the year.

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