Barry Squires

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Barry Squires
Personal information
Full name Barry Squires[1]
Date of birth (1931-07-29) 29 July 1931 (age 83)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Playing position Outside left / Left half
Youth career
BSA ATC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Lye Town
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 (0)
1953–1954 Birmingham City 1 (0)
1954–1955 Bradford City 7 (0)
1955–195x Yeovil Town
Kidderminster Harriers
1958 Gresley Rovers 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Barry Squires (born 29 July 1931) is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League for Birmingham City[2] and Bradford City.[3]

Career[edit]

Squires was born in the Sparkhill district of Birmingham and attended Golden Hillock Road School. He was in the school football team, and also played for his Air Cadets' team, before joining his first senior team, Lye Town. He was on the books of Wolverhampton Wanderers, and had trials with Portsmouth and Bristol City before Birmingham City took him on as a professional in May 1953. Having to compete with Alex Govan for the outside left position meant Squires had little chance of first-team football.[1] The only appearance he made for the club was on 13 March 1954 in a 2–0 defeat away at Brentford in the Second Division, playing out of position at centre forward.[4]

He then spent a season with Third Division North side Bradford City, for whom he played seven league games, and went on to play non-league football for Yeovil Town,[3] Kidderminster Harriers, Gloucester City[5] and Gresley Rovers, for whom he scored once in five games playing at left half.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 126. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  2. ^ "Birmingham City : 1946/47–2007/08". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 24 April 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Bradford City : 1946/47–2007/08". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 24 April 2009. 
  4. ^ Matthews, p. 188.
  5. ^ Clark, Timothy R.D.; Kujawa, Rob (2009). The Complete Record of Gloucester City AFC 1883–2009. Gloucester: Tiger Timbo Publications. ISBN 978-0-9557425-1-4. 
  6. ^ "Barry Squires". Gresley Rovers Archive. Gresley F.C. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
  7. ^ "First Team Fixtures & Results 1958/1959". Gresley Rovers Archive. Gresley F.C. Retrieved 15 October 2010.