Paul Barnes (footballer)

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Paul Barnes
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Barnes pictured in 1993 with the York City Clubman of the Year trophy
Personal information
Full name Paul Lance Barnes
Date of birth (1967-11-16) 16 November 1967 (age 46)
Place of birth Leicester, England
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1990 Notts County 53 (14)
1990–1992 Stoke City 24 (3)
1990 Chesterfield (loan) 1 (0)
1992–1995 York City 148 (76)
1995–1996 Birmingham City 15 (7)
1996–1998 Burnley 65 (30)
1998–1999 Huddersfield Town 30 (2)
1999–2001 Bury 54 (8)
2001 Nuneaton Borough (loan) 9 (10)
2001–2003 Doncaster Rovers 71 (31)
2003–2004 Tamworth 18 (4)
2004–2005 Hinckley United
Total 488 (185)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Paul Lance Barnes (born 16 November 1967) is an English former professional footballer who played as a striker for Birmingham City, Bury, Burnley, Chesterfield, Doncaster Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Notts County, Stoke City and York City.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Born in Leicester, Leicestershire, Barnes completed an apprenticeship with Notts County before signing a professional contract in November 1985, making his debut in February 1986.[3] He played in five season with the Magpies scoring 19 goals in 67 appearances helping them on their way to promotion in 1989–90.[3] He joined Stoke City on transfer deadline day in 1989–90 being one a of a large number of players signed by Alan Ball in an attempt to avoid relegation.[3] Barnes played in five matches as Stoke failed to mount a revival and were relegated to the third tier. He played in seven matches for Stoke in 1990–91 also having a short spell on loan at Chesterfield. Under Lou Macari in 1991–92 he found himself in the reserves due to the form of Wayne Biggins and Mark Stein.[3] He played in 18 matches scoring four goals and was an unused substitute in the 1992 Football League Trophy Final.[3] York City John Ward spotted Barned in Stoke's reserves and signed him in July 1992.[3]

Barnes began scoring goals for York quickly and he netted 21 times as York won promotion in 1993. The following year, he scored 24 times and won the Clubman of the Year trophy. In September 1995, he hit the national headlines when he scored twice in City's 3–0 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford in a first round League Cup tie, and he almost scored a hat trick, but his third goal was ruled offside.[4] Barnes was eventually sold to Birmingham City for a fee of £350,000 in March 1996. Six months later he was transferred to Burnley for £300,000. He scored 30 goals in 65 matches for the Turf Moor club. A further move saw him play for Huddersfield Town and then in March 1999 signed with Bury for £50,000. In 2003, playing for Doncaster Rovers, he helped the club gain promotion back to the Football League from the Football Conference, winning the Golden Boot in the process. Barnes then signed for non-league Tamworth, and then finished his career at Hinckley United.

Honours[edit]

Notts County

York City

Doncaster Rovers

Individual

Career statistics[edit]

Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Notts County 1985–86 Third Division 14 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 4
1986–87 Third Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
1987–88 Third Division 11 2 1 0 0 0 4 3 16 2
1988–89 Third Division 15 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 17 7
1989–90 Third Division 13 1 0 0 0 0 6 2 19 3
Total 53 14 1 0 0 0 13 5 67 19
Stoke City 1989–90 Second Division 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1990–91 Third Division 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 1
1991–92 Third Division 13 3 0 0 2 0 3 1 18 4
Total 24 3 0 0 2 0 4 2 30 5
Chesterfield (loan) 1990–91 Fourth Division 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
York City 1992–93 Third Division 40 21 1 0 2 0 4 0 47 21
1993–94 Second Division 42 24 1 0 1 0 5 1 49 25
1994–95 Second Division 36 16 2 0 2 0 2 1 42 17
1995–96 Second Division 30 15 1 0 5 5 5 2 41 22
Total 148 76 5 0 10 5 16 4 179 85
Birmingham City 1995–96 First Division 15 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 7
Burnley 1996–97 Second Division 40 24 3 1 2 0 0 0 45 25
1997–98 Second Division 25 6 2 0 3 0 0 0 30 6
Total 65 30 5 1 5 0 0 0 75 31
Huddersfield Town 1997–98 First Division 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
1998–99 First Division 15 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 20 1
Total 30 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 35 2
Bury 1998–99 First Division 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1999–2000 Second Division 30 4 2 0 1 0 1 0 34 4
2000–01 Second Division 16 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 19 4
Total 54 8 4 0 1 0 2 0 61 8
Nuneaton Borough (loan) 2000–01 Football Conference 9 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 10
Doncaster Rovers 2001–02 Football Conference 23 6 1 0 0 0 2 1 26 7
2002–03 Football Conference 41 25 1 0 0 0 5 1 47 26
2003–04 Third Division 7 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 11 1
Total 71 31 3 0 2 1 9 2 84 34
Tamworth 2003–04 Football Conference 18 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 19 4
Career total 488 185 21 2 23 6 46 13 578 206
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Conference League Cup, FA Trophy, Football League play-offs and Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lowe, Simon (2000). Stoke City The Modern Era – A Complete Record. Desert Island Books. ISBN 1-874287-39-2. 
  2. ^ Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Stoke City Official Matchday Magazine 2 January 2010 v York City
  4. ^ "Old Trafford left stunned as York teach United a lesson". Independent.co.uk (The Independent). 21 September 1995. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 

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