George Sykes (footballer)

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George Sykes
Personal information
Full name George Robert James Sykes[1]
Date of birth (1994-09-14) 14 September 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth Buckhurst Hill, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Bishop's Stortford (on loan from Barnet)
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Barnet 7 (0)
2013 Bishop's Stortford (loan) 11 (2)
2014 Farnborough (loan) 8 (1)
2014 St Albans City (loan) 7 (2)
2014– Bishop's Stortford (loan) 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:08, 20 October 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:31, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

George Robert James Sykes (born 14 September 1994) is an English footballer of Scottish ancestry who plays for Barnet.


Sykes joined the Barnet youth team as an under-16 and was top scorer in the English U-18 youth system in the 2011-12 season with 24 goals.[2] He made his senior debut at the age of 17 against Bristol Rovers on 21 August 2012.[3] Sykes signed his first professional contract with the Bees in November 2012.[4] He won the League Two Apprentice of the Year award at the Football League Awards in March 2013.[5] On 15 August 2013, he joined Bishop's Stortford on loan.[6]

On his return to Barnet in November, Sykes came on as substitute at home to Cambridge United. With the score at 2-2, Sykes put the ball in the net in injury time after it had dropped from a cloud of smoke caused by a smoke bomb, obscuring the view of the assistant referee, who controversially disallowed the goal, claiming the ball had gone out of play, and Sykes was denied his first goal for Barnet.[7] His first goal for Barnet came on November 30, when he scored an 89th minute acrobatic winner in an FA Trophy first round tie against Hayes & Yeading United.[8]

Sykes joined Farnborough on loan on 31 January 2014, along with Jon Nurse.[9] On March 13, he joined St Albans City on loan until the end of the season,[10] and was part of the team that won the Southern Football League Premier Division play-offs.[11]

Sykes re-joined Bishop's Stortford on loan on 22 August 2014 until January 1.[12]

International career[edit]

In September 2012, Sykes was called up by Ricky Sbragia to the Scotland U-19 training camp ahead of qualifying games against Armenia, Romania and Switzerland in October 2012.[13]


St Albans City


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