John Barr (footballer)

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John Barr
Personal information
Full name John Barr
Date of birth 9 September 1917
Place of birth Bridge of Weir, Scotland
Date of death 1997 (aged 80)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
Strathclyde
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1937–1939 Third Lanark 27 (0)
1946–1947 Queens Park Rangers 4 (0)
1947 Dunfermline Athletic 1 (0)
1947 Dundee United 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

John Barr (1917–1997) was a Scottish former footballer who played as a centre back. Barr, born in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, began his career in the late 1930s with Third Lanark. Spending two years at Cathkin Park, Barr's career was – like many players – interrupted by the onset of the Second World War, and he missed several years, primarily due to being held prisoner in Germany for four years.[1] Returning in the 1946–47 season with Queens Park Rangers, Barr featured twice, playing a game apiece the following season for both Dunfermline Athletic and Dundee United. Although the progression of his playing career after leaving Tannadice is unknown, Barr returned to Loftus Road as a scout for QPR, moving onto a similar position with Don Revie's Leeds United in 1961.[1] During his time at Elland Road, Barr was responsible for finding a number of Scottish players, with many becoming full internationals. Barr maintained his association with Leeds until his death in 1997.[2] [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gordon, Greg. "John Barr – Super Scout". scottishfootballbets.com. Retrieved 27 April 2009. 
  2. ^ Nixon, Alan (28 March 1997). "Football: City paying Lomas to go". The Independent. Retrieved 27 April 2009. 
  3. ^ http://www.sabotagetimes.com/football-sport/a-tribute-to-john-barr-the-super-scout-who-made-leeds-united-great/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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