Bobby Hassell

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Bobby Hassell
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Hassell playing for Barnsley
Personal information
Full name Robert John Francis Hassell[1]
Date of birth (1980-06-04) 4 June 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Derby, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Free Agent
Youth career
000?–1997 Mansfield Town[2]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2004 Mansfield Town 164 (3)
2004–2014 Barnsley 270 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:22, 8 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Robert John Francis "Bobby" Hassell (born 4 June 1980) is an English footballer who most recently played for Barnsley as a defender.

Career[edit]

Born in Derby, Derbyshire, Barnsley boss Paul Hart continued his rebuilding by signing full back Hassell from Mansfield Town in the summer of 2004. He failed to negotiate a new contract with Mansfield Town at the end of the 2003–04 season and completed his move to Oakwell on 1 July. Hassell was excellent for Barnsley throughout the 2004–05 campaign and was a certain starter when fit. He made 43 appearances throughout the campaign and put in some notable displays both at right back and in the middle of defence. He missed parts of the 2005–06 campaign through injury he was in fine form whether at right back of in the middle of defence to help Barnsley gain promotion. He then enjoyed another fine campaign during 2006–07, again in the running for all the end of season awards, Hassell clocked up 42 appearances, netting two goals.

He was named Players' Player of the Year, Fans Player of the Year and Disabled Supporters' Player of the Year for the 2008–09 season.

When Mark Robins joined Barnsley following the start of the 2009/2010 season, Hassell initially dropped out of the team, yet soon found his way back in due to consistent performances and a high work rate.

Hassell was made Barnsley vice-captain in the summer of 2010 when Mark Robins handed the captaincy to Jason Shackell. The 2010/2011 season was another successful one for Hassell who made his 200th league start for Barnsley against Millwall in January.

Keith Hill named Hassell as club captain for the 2011/2012 season.

Hassell is a committed Christian and he credits his faith as helping him overcome his temper and giving him an abundant sense of peace.[3]

Hassell had to go in goal in a League Cup tie with Rochdale on 11 August 2012 after Ben Alnwick was sent off and Barnsley had already used all 3 of their substitutions.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League F.A. Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mansfield Town 1997–98 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
1998–99 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1999–2000 11 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 14 1
2000–01 40 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 44 1
2001–02 43 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 48 1
2002–03 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
2003–04 37 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 42 0
Total 164 3 9 0 7 0 1 0 181 3
Barnsley F.C 2004–05 39 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 43 0
2005–06 31 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 36 2
2006–07 39 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 42 2
2007–08 20 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 25 0
2008–09 40 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 42 0
2009–10 24 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 26 2
2010–11 37 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 39 1
2011–12 19 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 21 0
2012–13 17 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 7 1
2013-14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 269 8 16 0 9 1 2 0 284 8
Career total 433 11 25 0 16 1 3 0 465 11

As of 16 March 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robert Hassell". findmypast. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 427. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ Bobby Hassell talks about his faith with Inspire magazine
  4. ^ "Barnsley boss Keith Hill laments 'petulant' Ben Alnwick". BBC. 13 August 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 

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