Andrew Barron

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the Canadian ice speed skater, see Andrew Barron (skater).
Andy Barron
Personal information
Full name Andrew Barron
Date of birth (1980-12-24) 24 December 1980 (age 33)
Place of birth Invercargill, New Zealand
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Central Midfielder
Youth career
1988–1997 Petone
2000–2003 WCU Crusaders
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Miramar Rangers
2003–2004 New Orleans Shell Shockers 29 (8)
2004–2005 Lisburn Distillery 16 (1)
2005–2006 Canterbury United 15 (1)
2006–2007 Team Wellington 12 (4)
2008 Minnesota Thunder 11 (0)
2008–2010 Team Wellington 22 (8)
2013- Kiwi F.C.
National team
2006–2010 New Zealand 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 April 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 June 2010

Andrew Barron (born 24 December 1980, in Invercargill) is a retired New Zealand association football player. Barron, naturally a central midfielder last played for Team Wellington in the New Zealand Football Championship and was also an All White who played at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, making him one of very few amateur All Whites in recent years.

On 20 July 2010: Andy Barron, the New Zealand investment banker who was the only amateur player to take the field at the World Cup, has retired from all football. Midfielder Barron played the last four minutes of New Zealand’s 1–1 draw with Italy, receiving international attention as an odd man out among the world’s highest-paid footballers. [1]

Club career[edit]

Barron signed for Canterbury United, a New Zealand Football Championship franchise at the start of the 2005–06 season. After impressing making 15 appearances and scoring one goal, he was scouted by other NZFC club Team Wellington for the following season and scored four goals in 12 appearances in a central midfield play-maker role.

In 2008, Barron went in search of a professional career overseas and signed with the Minnesota Thunder of the USL First Division, however after struggling to make an impact, he returned to New Zealand to play for Team Wellington midway through the NZFC 2008–09 season. Barron has made 34 appearances (all starts) and scored 12 goals both stints with the Wellington club.

International career[edit]

Barron made his debut for the New Zealand national football team in the first match of a two-game friendly series against Malaysia on 19 February 2006.[1] Barron scored his first international goal in the second match of the Malaysian series with an 88th minute strike to seal a 2–1 win for the All Whites.[2]

Barron was included in the New Zealand squad for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa, along with fellow non-professionals James Bannatyne and Aaron Scott,[3] and was recently part of the All Whites team which beat Bahrain in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification play-off match. During the 2010 FIFA world cup, he made the headlines when he featured in a game as a late substitute, against Italy, notably being the only non-professional footballer to participate in the tournament. Barron combines full-time employment as an investment counselor with semi-professional football in New Zealand's football championship.[4]

International goals
# Date Opponent Final Score Result Competition
1 23 February 2006  Malaysia 2–1 Win Friendly
Last updated 7 April 2010

Career statistics[edit]

All-Time Club Performances
Club Season Northern Ireland Premiership Irish Cup League Cup Europe Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Lisburn Distillery F.C.
(IFA Premiership)
2004–05 16 1 16 1
Club Total 16 1 16 1
Club Season New Zealand NZFC Chatham Cup Club World Cup Oceania Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Canterbury United
(New Zealand Football Championship)
2005–06 15 1 15 1
Club Total 15 1 15 1
Club Season New Zealand NZFC Chatham Cup Club World Cup Oceania Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Team Wellington
(New Zealand Football Championship)
2006–07 12 4 12 4
Club Total 12 4 12 4
Club Season United States USL-1 Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Minnesota Thunder
(USL First Division)
2008 11 0 11 0
Club Total 11 0 11 0
Club Season New Zealand NZFC Chatham Cup Club World Cup Oceania Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Team Wellington
(New Zealand Football Championship)
2008–09 7 4 7 4
2009–10 15 4 15 4
Club Total 22 8 20 6
Career totals 76 14 76 14
Last updated 30 April 2010

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Zealand 1 Malaysia 0". New Zealand Football. 19 February 2006. 
  2. ^ "New Zealand 2 Malaysia 1". New Zealand Football. 23 February 2006. 
  3. ^ "Mind-boggling scenario for NZ footballers". Stuff.co.nz. 30 May 2009. 
  4. ^ http://www.vg.no/sport/fotball/vm/2010/artikkel.php?artid=10002110

External links[edit]