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|Full name||Barry Silkman|
|Date of birth||29 June 1952|
|Place of birth||Stepney, England|
|1979||→ Luton Town (loan)||3||(0)|
|1980–1981||Queens Park Rangers||23||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Barry Silkman, (born 29 June 1952 in Stepney, England) is an English former footballer who had a brief spell in midfield at Manchester City in 1979 and a longer one at Leyton Orient (1981–1985). He is currently an agent.
Silkman also played for Hereford United (1974–1976), Crystal Palace (1976–1978), Plymouth Argyle (1978–1979), Luton Town (on loan 1979), Brentford (1980), Queens Park Rangers (1980–1981), Southend United (1985–1986) and Crewe Alexandra (1986). Silkman was also player/manager/coach at Leyton Orient for 3 seasons with Frank Clark as manager.
It was at Plymouth that he first came to the attention of Malcolm Allison, who deemed him to be a suitable player to bolster Manchester City's midfield as they struggled in the First Division.
He is Jewish. Silkman has been involved in greyhound racing, with his dogs Half Awake, Skomal and Carlsberg Champ respectively winning the 1987 Gold Collar (Catford), 1988 Guineas (Hackney) and the 1990 Cesarewitch (Belle Vue). He was also involved in horse racing.
- Brentford F.C. Griffin Gazette versus Chester City 15/04/95. Quay Design of Poole. 1995. p. 3.
- Barry Silkman Profile on www.uit.no/mancity/players