Amanda Barr

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Amanda Barr
Personal information
Full name Amanda Jayne Barr[1]
Date of birth (1982-05-02) 2 May 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Stockport, England
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Nottingham Forest Ladies
Youth career
1993– Stockport County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1999 Stockport County
1999–2000 Everton Ladies
2000–2001 Doncaster Rovers Belles
2001–2002 Everton Ladies (6)
2002–2004 Charlton Athletic (33)
2004–2005 Birmingham City (8)
2005–2006 Charlton Athletic
2006–2007 Blackburn Rovers Ladies
2007–2008 Leeds Carnegie Ladies
2008–2010 OOH Lincoln Ladies
2010–2011 Preston North End Women
2011 Sheffield Wednesday Women
2012– Nottingham Forest Ladies
National team
2001–2006 England 37 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:08, 17 May 2007 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:08, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

Amanda Jayne Barr (born 2 May 1982) is an English football striker who plays club football for FA Women's Premier League team Nottingham Forest Ladies. She scored ten goals in 37 appearances for the England women's national football team after making her international debut in 2001. Barr spearheaded the England attack at the 2005 UEFA Women's Championship, hosted in her native North West.

Club career[edit]

Barr attended Avondale High School and began her career with six years at local team Stockport County.[2] Following spells with Everton Ladies and Doncaster Belles, she was awarded the National Division Golden Boot in 2003, after scoring 17 goals in 17 league games for Charlton Athletic. She also scored three goals in helping the team advance to the FA Cup final that season. She scored another 18 goals the following season (2003–04), when Charlton finished runners up in the league to Arsenal.

Barr then signed for Birmingham City alongside England teammates Jo Fletcher, Alex Scott and Rachel Yankey. But after one season Birmingham experienced a funding crisis and Barr returned to Charlton.

In the summer of 2006, Barr joined newly promoted Blackburn Rovers and was made captain in September.[3] The following month she was sent off for throwing the ball at a referee,[4] and did not play until signing for Leeds United in January 2007.[5]

In July 2008 Barr signed with the OOH Lincoln Ladies.[6] She scored 16 goals in her first season, but left when the club failed to win promotion from the Northern Division.[7] After a spell training with Leeds Carnegie she returned to OOH Lincoln a few weeks later, but missed most of 2009-10 with a back injury.

At the start of the 2010-11 season, new Preston North End Women manager Andy Burgess signed Barr for The Lilywhites, as he sought to build a squad capable of winning promotion to the National Premier Division.[8] Barr switched to Northern Combination outfit Sheffield Wednesday Women in February 2011.[9]

International career[edit]

After scoring 11 goals in 18 appearances at U-18 level,[10] Barr made her first England start on 1 March 2002 in a 3-1 Algarve Cup defeat to Norway.[11] She scored her first goal four days later in a 6-3 loss to Sweden.[12] Barr had won her first senior cap as a late substitute in a 1–0 win over Scotland at Reebok Stadium in May 2001.[13]

Barr played at Euro 2005, scoring England's second goal in their opening 3-2 group stage win over Finland.[14]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list England's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Result Competition Scored
1 5 March 2002 Lagos  Sweden 3–6 Algarve Cup 1
2 22 September 2002 St Andrew's, Birmingham  Iceland 1–0 2003 FIFA World Cup Qual. 1
3 21 October 2003 Kryoia Soveto, Moscow  Russia 2–2 Friendly 1
4 14 November 2003 Deepdale, Preston  Scotland 5–0 Friendly 1
5 16 September 2004 Sportpark De Wending, Heerhugowaard  Netherlands 2–1 Friendly 1
6 17 February 2005 National Hockey Stadium, Milton Keynes  Italy 4–1 Friendly 1
7 9 March 2005 Faro  Portugal 4–0 Algarve Cup 1
8 21 April 2005 Prenton Park, Tranmere  Scotland 2–1 Friendly 1
9 5 June 2005 City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester  Finland 3–2 2005 UEFA Championship 1
10 1 September 2005 Ertl-Glas-Stadion, Amstetten  Austria 4–1 2007 FIFA World Cup Qual. 1

Personal life[edit]

Barr was among the first players who won a scholarship to the national player development centre at Loughborough University.[9] Her nickname is "Munch".[15]


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  2. ^ "Family fanfare for goal heroine". Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  3. ^ "Barr Handed Blackburn Captaincy". Fair Game. 2006-09-18. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 
  4. ^ Sale, Charles (2006-11-02). "FA must bar Barr for a long time". London: Daily Mail. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 
  5. ^ "Barr joins Leeds". Fair Game. 2007-01-16. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 
  6. ^ "Lady Imps raise the Barr". Lincoln City F.C. 2 July 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  7. ^ "Carla Ward and Amanda Barr leave OOH Lincoln Ladies". Lincolnshire Echo. 2009-07-31. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 
  8. ^ "Barr signs for PNEWFC". Preston North End FC. 2010-09-21. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  9. ^ a b "Sheffield Wednesday sign Amanda Barr". 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-02-12. 
  10. ^ "England women Fixtures and Results, 2004/05". Cresswell Wanderers FC. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  11. ^ "Hope gives youngsters the thumbs up". Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  12. ^ Thorsten Frennstedt (2002-03-05). "Dam: Målkalas mot England" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  13. ^ Colin Aldis (2011-07-07). "Lacklustre England win against Auld Enemy". Women's Soccer World. 
  14. ^ "England Women 3-2 Finland Women". BBC. 2005-06-05. Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  15. ^ Barr, Amanda (2005-09-16). "Player position guide: Striker". BBC. Retrieved 2010-05-24.