Anthony Barry (footballer)
Anthong Barry at his first FGR training session
|Full name||Anthony Jonathan Barry|
|Date of birth||29 May 1986|
|Place of birth||Liverpool, England|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Current club||Forest Green Rovers|
|2013–||Forest Green Rovers||25||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:58, 8 March 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
He signed for Everton as a trainee and when released signed up with Coventry City where he was a regular in the reserves. He joined Accrington Stanley in 2005, and was an ever-present for the first half of the 2005–06 season, making 26 Conference appearances as the side headed for promotion back to The Football League. In January 2006 he joined Yeovil Town.
Barry made 64 league appearances for the Glovers, before being released in May 2008. This stint included an appearance at Wembley Stadium in the Football League One play–off final against Blackpool in 2006–07.
On 19 June 2008, Barry signed a two-year contract with Chester City. He went on to feature in 43 of Chester's 46 league games during their relegation season from Football League Two, with his only goal being a spectacular long-range effort against Lincoln City in January 2009. His contract with Chester was terminated on 11 January 2010 with immediate notice. He signed for Wrexham on an 18-month deal on 16 January, but left the club less than one week later after asking to be released from his contract. On 24 January 2010 he signed for Conference North side Fleetwood Town, after being offered three times the amount he was paid with Wrexham. This move angered Wrexham's manager, Dean Saunders. He was named in the Conference Team of the Year for the 2010–11 season after Fleetwood reached the play-off semi-finals. It was announced on 7 May 2013, that Fleetwood would not be offering the midfielder a new contract, and would therefore be released.
In May 2013, he joined Forest Green Rovers on a three-year deal. He made his debut for the club on 10 August 2013 in an 8-0 win against Hyde at The New Lawn. He scored his first goal for the club on 17 August 2013 in an away defeat against Lincoln City.
- Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2006). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2006–07. Mainstream Publishing. p. 35. ISBN 978-1-84596-111-4.
- All Chester City players' statistics for the 2009/10 season were expunged after Chester were expelled from the Conference National for breaking league regulations
- "Yeovil snap up Accrington's Barry". BBC Sport. 31 January 2006. Retrieved 15 June 2008.
- "Yeovil to sign Terrier Schofield". BBC Sport. 1 July 2008. Retrieved 15 June 2008.
- "Midfielder Barry goes to Chester". BBC Sport. 19 June 2008. Retrieved 19 June 2008.
- "Lincoln City 1–1 Chester City". Chester Evening Leader. Retrieved 3 May 2009.
- "Now Barry quits Chester". Non-League Daily. 12 January 2010. Retrieved 12 January 2010.
- "Wrexham complete Anthony Barry signing". BBC Sport. 16 January 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
- "Barry Makes a 'U-turn'". Wrexham F.C. 23 January 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
- "I quit Wrexham FC to treble my money says Anthony Barry". Liverpool Daily Post. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
- "Blue SQ Bet Premier 'Team of the Year'". Blue Square Bet Premier. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
- "Forest Green Rovers: Ex-Fleetwood midfielder Anthony Barry signs". BBC Sport. 17 May 2013.
- "Forest Green 8-0 Hyde". BBC Sport. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
- "Lincoln City 2-1 Forest Green Rovers". BBC Sport. 17 August 2013.