|Full name||Raymond John Barlow|
|Date of birth||17 August 1926|
|Place of birth||Swindon, England|
|Date of death||14 March 2012(aged 85)|
|Place of death||Bridgend, Wales|
|Playing position||Left half/forward|
|1944–1960||West Bromwich Albion||403||(31)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Raymond John Barlow (17 August 1926 – 14 March 2012) was an English professional footballer.
West Bromwich Albion
Under the management of Vic Buckingham, he was part of the 1954 FA Cup winning team. In the final West Bromwich Albion beat Preston North End 3–2. This team came close to accomplishing a League and Cup double that year, but finished runners-up in the League behind Wolverhampton by four points.
Barlow won just one cap for England in a Home Championship match against Northern Ireland on 2 October 1954 which England won 2–0. This was an experimental England side which contained seven debutantes. Johnny Haynes, who also made his debut in that match was the only player who would become an England regular. Besides this, Barlow had two outings for England B, four for the Football League and an FA tour of South America.
In 2004 Barlow was named as one of West Bromwich Albion's 16 greatest players, in a poll organised as part of the club's 125th anniversary celebrations. He was described by Bobby Robson as one of the best players he had played alongside. In his autobiography Bobby Moore said that he modelled his game on Barlow.
Barlow was the last surviving member of the team that won the FA Cup in 1954 against Preston North End. He died on 14 March 2012, aged 85, after a long illness. The flags at The Hawthorns were lowered to half-mast on the day of Barlow's funeral. A minute's applause was held at The Hawthorns before West Brom's game against Newcastle United on 25 March 2012.
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