Adam Barrett

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Adam Barrett
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Barrett playing for Southend United in August 2009
Personal information
Full name Adam Nicholas Barrett[1]
Date of birth (1979-11-29) 29 November 1979 (age 35)[1]
Place of birth Dagenham, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Southend United
Number 26
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Leyton Orient 0 (0)
1999–2000 Plymouth Argyle 52 (3)
2000–2002 Mansfield Town 37 (1)
2002–2004 Bristol Rovers 90 (5)
2004–2010 Southend United 254 (27)
2010–2011 Crystal Palace 7 (0)
2011 Leyton Orient (loan) 14 (0)
2011–2012 Bournemouth 21 (1)
2012–2015 Gillingham 88 (3)
2014–2015 AFC Wimbledon (loan) 30 (2)
2015– Southend United 15 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:19, 21 April 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

Adam Nicholas Barrett (born 29 November 1979) is an English professional footballer who plays for Southend United. A central defender, he has made 591 appearances in the Football League, including 259 for Southend United.

Born in Dagenham, Barrett began his career with Leyton Orient, but failed to make an appearance for them and moved on to sign for Plymouth Argyle, spending the 1999-2000 season with them. In 2000 he moved to Mansfield Town and then spent two years at Bristol Rovers before joining Southend United in 2004. He helped Southend from League Two to the Championship during a six-year stay at Roots Hall, and played over 250 times for the Club before signing for Crystal Palace in 2010. He would go on to play for Leyton Orient (loan), Bournemouth, Gillingham and AFC Wimbledon. In January 2015, he re-joined Southend United.

Club career[edit]

Southend United[edit]

Barrett joined Southend United, on a free transfer at the beginning of the 2004–05 season. Successive promotions from League Two and League One in 2004–05 and 2005–06 saw Southend competing in the Championship for the 2006–07 season. Barrett quickly established himself as a fan's favourite. He scored 11 goals in his first season with the Blues, a high figure for a centre-back, and was voted Player of the Year by Southend fans.[citation needed]

Barrett was influential in Southend's sixth-place finish, though their season ended with a playoff semi-final defeat to Doncaster Rovers. He played the full 90 minutes in a memorable 1–1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup third round on 3 January 2009.[2] And he scored a goal in the replay, although Southend United would go on to lose the match 4–1.[3]

On 24 June 2010, Barrett had his contract terminated by mutual consent.[4]

Crystal Palace[edit]

Barrett signed a two-year contract for Crystal Palace on 6 July 2010.[5] Barrett made his Palace debut on 10 August 2010, in a 0–1 win against Yeovil Town.[6] He made his league debut in just over a week later against Ipswich Town.[7] He played his last game for the club in a 1–1 draw against Watford.[8]

Leyton Orient[edit]

On 11 March 2011, Barrett returned on a month's loan to his first club Leyton Orient.[9]

Bournemouth[edit]

Barrett signed a two-year deal with Bournemouth on 5 July 2011.[10] Barrett scored against his former club Crystal Palace in a pre-season friendly against them on 30 July. The newly appointed captain then netted his first competitive Cherries goal in his first home league match; a 2–0 win over Sheffield Wednesday on 13 August 2011.

Gillingham[edit]

On 16 August 2012, Barrett signed a one-year deal with Gillingham with the option for the contract to be extended to two years.[11] He was quickly made captain at Priestfield and led the Gills to win the League Two championship. His regular combative performances quickly won the fans over and he was awarded the club's Supporters' Player of the year and Away Supporters' Player of the year awards.[12] Barrett was also named in the League Two team of the year.[13]

Return to Southend United[edit]

On 15 January 2015, Barrett re-joined Southend United. An injury delayed Barrett's homecoming but he finally made his second debut for Southend as a second-half substitute against Cheltenham Town on 10 February 2015. At the end of the 2014–15 season he played for Southend in the League Two play-off final against Wycombe Wanderers. Southend won in a penalty shoot-out and were promoted to League One. The following month Barrett signed a new one-year contract at Southend.

Career statistics[edit]

Information correct as of 29 June 2015.[14]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps. Goals Apps. Goals Apps. Goals Apps. Goals Apps. Goals
Plymouth Argyle 1999–2000 Third Division 43 3 7 0 2 0 0 0 52 3
2000–01 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 11 0
Total 52 3 7 0 4 0 0 0 63 3
Mansfield Town 2000–01 Third Division 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 1
2001–02 29 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 33 0
Total 37 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 41 1
Bristol Rovers 2002–03 Third Division 45 1 4 1 2 0 0 0 51 2
2003–04 46 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 48 4
Total 81 5 5 1 2 0 1 0 99 6
Southend United 2004–05 League Two 45 11 1 0 1 0 8 0 55 11
2005–06 League One 45 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 49 3
2006–07 Championship 28 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 34 3
2007–08 League One 45 6 4 0 3 1 3 0 55 7
2008–09 45 2 5 1 1 0 1 0 52 3
2009–10 41 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 44 2
Total 249 27 16 1 10 1 14 0 289 29
Crystal Palace 2010–11 Championship 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 0
Leyton Orient (loan) 2010–11 League One 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Bournemouth 2011–12 21 1 2 0 2 0 3 0 28 1
Gillingham 2012–13 League Two 43 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 46 1
2013–14 League One 45 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 49 0
Total 88 3 4 0 2 0 2 0 95 1
Southend United 2014–15 League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0

Honours[edit]

Southend United

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | FA Cup | Chelsea 1–1 Southend". BBC News. 2009-01-03. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  3. ^ Lyon, Sam (2009-01-14). "BBC SPORT | Football | FA Cup | Southend 1–4 Chelsea". BBC News. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  4. ^ "BBC Sport – Football – Adam Barrett and Alan McCormack leave Southend United". BBC News. 2010-06-24. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  5. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/crystal_palace/8794029.stm
  6. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/league_cup/8886555.stm
  7. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_1/8918102.stm
  8. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_1/9379940.stm
  9. ^ "Os take Barrett on loan". Leyton Orient F.C. 11 March 2011. 
  10. ^ "Bournemouth sign Crystal Palace defender Adam Barrett". BBC Sport. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  11. ^ "Gills unveil double signing". Gillingham F.C. 17 August 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  12. ^ Player of the Year Awards 2013. gillinghamfootballclub.com. 28 April 2013
  13. ^ Day, Richard (30 April 2013) Three Gills chosen in the League Two team of the year. gillinghamfootballclub.com
  14. ^ "Adam Barrett statistics". Soccerbase. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 

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