Hayles playing for Plymouth Argyle in 2007
|Full name||Barrington Edward Hayles|
|Date of birth||17 April 1972|
|Place of birth||Lambeth, England|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Current club||Arlesey Town|
|2008||→ Cheltenham Town (loan)||7||(3)|
|2008||→ Cheltenham Town (loan)||5||(1)|
|2012||St Albans City||16||(6)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 April 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Barrington Edward "Barry" Hayles (born 17 April 1972) is a footballer who joined Arlesey Town in The Calor Gas League Southern - Premier Division in July 2013. Previously with Conference South club Truro City as a striker, Willesden Hawkeye, Stevenage Borough, Bristol Rovers, Fulham, Sheffield United, Millwall, Plymouth Argyle, Leicester City, Cheltenham Town and St Albans City. Born in Lambeth, South London, Hayles was capped ten times by Jamaica at international level.
- 1 Career
- 2 International
- 3 Career statistics
- 4 Honours
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Willesden Hawkeye, Stevenage Borough
After beginning his career with Willesden Hawkeye in the early 1990s, Hayles joined Isthmian League Premier Division side Stevenage Borough in February 1994, and impressed with the club in his first two seasons there. He was part of the team which won the Football Conference in the 1995–96 season, however when the club were denied promotion to the Football League he became interested in a move away from Broadhall Way. In 1997, after continuing to impress with Stevenage Borough, he earned a move to Football League club Bristol Rovers.
He impressed immediately, scoring on his debut against Plymouth Argyle with a first half header, and went on to top the Division Two scoring chart in his first season with 23 league goals as Rovers narrowly lost 4–3 on aggregate to Northampton Town in the playoffs. After beginning the 1998–99 season brightly, Hayles earned a £2 million pound move to Fulham.
Hayles made over 200 appearances during his spell at Fulham. He was an integral part of the team that got promoted to the premiership for the first time in their history thus making him a firm fan favourite, scoring over 44 league goals and helping them to two promotions, thus reaching the premier league for the first time in their history. During his time at Fulham he was also called up for international duty for Jamaica. His days at Fulham are his regarded as his best playing days and are the most recognised.
He was released on a free transfer to Sheffield United. During his short spell at Bramall Lane he made limited appearances in the red white and black shirt, and scored no goals but was only there a couple of months before he moved to Millwall for a nominal fee.
He signed for Millwall aged 32, making over 50 league appearances and scoring 16 goals during his two-year spell at the club.
He was signed by Plymouth Argyle by new manager Ian Holloway for a fee of £100,000 prior to the 2006/2007 season, where he quickly established himself as a supporters' favourite after a hugely impressive start which earned him the nickname "The Ox in the box". He made his Plymouth Argyle debut against Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he also scored his first goal for his new club. He has a record of never being on a losing side when scoring for Argyle (14 goals, 7 wins and 7 draws) up to Saturday 28 April 2007. In the 2007–08 season, Hayles planned to leave Plymouth at the end of the season.
On 31 December 2007, Hayles joined Leicester City on an emergency loan, which became permanent for a fee of £150,000 on 2 January, signing an 18-month contract. He made his debut in a 3–1 away defeat to Queens Park Rangers on 1 January, and scored his first goal in a 2-0 win over Coventry City on 12 January, Hayles scored his second and last goal for the club in a 1–0 win over Crystal Palace on 28 January. Leicester was relegated from the Championship at the end of the season.
On 12 August 2008, Hayles joined Cheltenham Town on loan for a month, which was extended for a further month on September 11. He re-joined Cheltenham on loan for another month 27 November. Hayles had a brief run in the Leicester first team upon his return, but failed to score a single goal. He nonetheless earned a medal on 24 April after the club finished the season as League One champions. Hayles was released at the end of his contract on 29 May.
Hayles signed with Southern League Premier Division club Truro City on 18 September 2010. He made his debut three days later against Bideford in the Southern League Cup. He scored his first goal for the club on 9 October 2010 in a 6–0 win against Halesowen Town as City went joint top of the Premier Division table. Having scored two goals in his first month at Treyew Road, Hayles extended his stay for another month. "Barry has settled in fantastically well and has been a great boost for the squad and the club," said Lee Hodges, the manager of Truro City and a team-mate of the striker during his time at Plymouth Argyle. "I am absolutely delighted that he is staying" Hodges added. Hayles scored a hat-trick in the top of the table clash between Salisbury City and Truro City on 22 February 2011 in a result that Truro City won 6–0, Salisbury's first home defeat of the 2010–11 Southern League Premier Division season.
St Albans City
Hayles agreed to join Southern League Premier Division side St Albans City at the start of the 2012–13 season after leaving Truro City due to the club's financial problems. However, he returned to Truro on a non-contract basis on 14 December 2012, the same day that the club was sold to new owners.
On 24th July 2013 Arlesey Town announced the signing of the former Stevenage & Fulham Striker Barry Hayles who had scored a brace in the first half of Arlesey's 6-0 friendly win over Langford the previous evening.
Hayles was called up to the Cayman Islands squad in 2000 for a pair of FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Cuba. He took part in an unofficial 5–0 friendly defeat to American club side D.C. United, but he never played for them in a full international after FIFA ruled that he did not meet eligibility requirements.
He has played at least ten times for Jamaica, making his debut against Cuba on 10 June 2001. Although Hayles never announced his retirement from international football, the national team had not called him up since 2005.
- (Correct as of 1 June 2013)
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Cheltenham Town (loan)||2008–09||7||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||7||3|
|Cheltenham Town (loan)||2008–09||5||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||5||1|
|St Albans City||2012–13||16||6||2||2||0||0||2||1||20||9|
- Stevenage Borough
- Conference: 1995–96
- Leicester City
- League One: 2008–09
- Truro City
- Southern League Premier Division: 2010–11
- Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2007). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2007–08. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 181. ISBN 978-1-84596-246-3.
- "Barry Hayles". Premier League. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
- "Barry Hayles Player Profile". Boroguide. Retrieved 2012-04-15.
- "Holloway blamed for Argyle exits". BBC Sport. 7 February 2008. Archived from the original on 10 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-09.
- "Holloway completes Hayles signing". BBC Sport. 31 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-10-23.
- "QPR 3–1 Leicester". BBC Sport. 1 January 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-05.
- "Leicester 2–0 Coventry". BBC Sport. 12 January 2008. Archived from the original on 15 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-12.
- "Leicester 1–0 Crystal Palace". BBC Sport. 28 January 2008. Archived from the original on 31 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-02.
- "Stoke 0-0 Leicester". BBC Sport. 4 May 2008. Retrieved 2010-12-27.
- "Cheltenham capture Hayles on loan". BBC Sport. 12 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-12.
- "Hayles Loan Extended". BBC Sport. 11 September 2008. Archived from the original on 18 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-11.
- "Cheltenham Borrow Big Barry". LCFC.com. 27 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-27.
- "Leicester release five". www.ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk (The Leicester Mercury). 29 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-0-29.
- "Cheltenham Town release eight players". BBC Sport. 11 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
- "City sign up former Premiership striker". Cornish Guardian. 18 September 2010. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
- "Hayles pens deal with Truro City". BBC Sport. 21 September 2010. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
- "Hayles makes Truro City debut in cup defeat". Cornish Guardian. 22 September 2010. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
- "City go joint top of the table". Cornish Guardian. 9 October 2010. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
- "Truro go top of Southern League Premier Division". BBC Sport. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
- "Fight for your place – Hodges". Cornish Guardian. 21 October 2010. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
- "Hayles extends stay at Truro City". BBC Sport. 19 October 2010. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
- "Barry Hayles Joins St Albans City ". Non League Bets. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
- "Dramatic return to Truro City for veteran striker Hayles". This Is Cornwall. 14 December 2012.
- Ben McFarland and Paolo Bandini (5 March 2008). "Footballers whose loved ones have told them who to play for". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 March 2010.
- Barry Hayles career stats at Soccerbase
- Barry Hayles Official Website at Icons.com
|Awards and achievements|
|Stevenage Borough Top Goalscorer
|Bristol Rovers Top Goalscorer
|Fulham Top Goalscorer
|Plymouth Argyle Top Goalscorer