Andrew Barrowman

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Andy Barrowman
Personal information
Full name Andrew Barrowman
Date of birth (1984-11-27) 27 November 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Wishaw, Scotland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1997–2001 Rangers
2001–2003 Birmingham City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Birmingham City 1 (0)
2003 Crewe Alexandra (loan) 4 (1)
2004 Blackpool (loan) 2 (0)
2005 Mansfield Town (loan) 3 (0)
2006 Walsall 13 (1)
2006–2007 Kilmarnock 3 (0)
2006 Queen of the South (loan) 12 (0)
2007 Queen of the South 12 (1)
2007–2008 Ross County 33 (24)
2008–2010 Inverness CT 30 (2)
2010–2011 Ross County 32 (10)
2011–2013 Dunfermline Athletic 44 (13)
2013 Dundee 1 (0)
2013–2014 Livingston 19 (5)
2014–2015 Greenock Morton 15 (3)
2015 Dunfermline Athletic 13 (2)
2015–2016 Albion Rovers 22 (4)
Total 259 (66)
National team
2003 Scotland U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:37, 23 June 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 October 2010

Andrew "Andy" Barrowman (born 27 November 1984) is a retired Scottish professional footballer, who played as a striker. A journeyman, Barrowman played for 15 different sides during his career, including Rangers, Ross County and Dunfermline Athletic in Scotland and Birmingham City and Walsall in England.


Birmingham City[edit]

Barrowman was born in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire.[1] He joined Birmingham City at the age of 16, having been with Rangers for four years as a schoolboy.[2] In 2002, he represented Scotland under-19s in the first qualifying round for the 2003 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship.[3] He had previously represented Scotland at other youth levels.[2]

He signed his first senior contract at Birmingham for the start of the 2003–04 season, but made his debut in the Football League as a Crewe Alexandra player, in a match against Bradford City on 14 October 2003, after signing on a month-long loan.[4] He hit his first goal in his next match, a 3–0 victory against Derby County four days later.[5]

Between November and the close of the season, he played once in the Premier League for Birmingham City, at home against Leicester City.[6] In the summer of 2004, his contract was renewed.

Loaned to Blackpool for the first three months of the 2004–05 season,[7] Barrowman made his debut against Sheffield Wednesday, coming on as a substitute in a 2–1 home loss. He walked out on the club after another substitute appearance.[8]


Barrowman would prove never to become a regular squad member at St Andrew's. In January 2006 he signed for Walsall. He made his debut in a 5–0 defeat to Brentford, which proved to be the final act of manager Paul Merson's spell as manager. Barrowman gave away a penalty in this game with a "bizarre handball" with the score at 4–0.[9] His fortunes improved the week after when he helped to rescue a point on his home debut against Scunthorpe United. With Walsall down to ten men, Barrowman latched onto a long ball and lobbed the goalkeeper to make it 2–2.[10]

Return to Scotland[edit]

On 26 July 2006, Barrowman returned to Scotland and signed a one-year contract with Scottish Premier League club Kilmarnock,[11] but after initially failing to break into the first team he joined Queen of the South on a month's loan during September.[12] This loan deal was subsequently extended until the end of December. On 1 February 2007, after his release from Rugby Park, he signed a short-term contract with Queen of the South until the end of the season.[13]

Barrowman scored once for Queen of the South, his goal coming in a 2–2 draw against future club Dundee on 17 March 2007.[14] He signed for Ross County for the 2007–08 season. He hit terrific form during his first season with County, scoring a total of 29 goals, 24 in the league, which helped the club to win the Second Division championship. In late May he turned down a contract extension with County[15] in hope of moving to a bigger club. Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager Craig Brewster captured his main transfer target on 25 June 2008 when, after much deliberation, Barrowman committed himself to a three-year contract with the club.[16][17] He scored on his league debut in a 2–0 win over Aberdeen.

Despite scoring on his debut, Barrowman struggled to live up to his potential and found himself in and out of the Inverness team in his first season.[18]

Ross County, Dunfermline & Dundee[edit]

On 1 February 2010, Barrowman re-signed for title challengers Ross County on an 18-month deal after securing a release from Inverness.[18] He contributed an assist for the second goal as Ross County eliminated Celtic[19] on their way to the 2010 Scottish Cup Final. Barrowman played the whole game as Ross County lost 3–0 to Dundee United.[20] On 12 October 2010, he returned to first-team duty after two months out with a broken foot to score a late equaliser against Partick Thistle in the semi-final of the Scottish Challenge Cup; Ross County won the penalty shootout to qualify for the final.[21][22] He then scored the opening goal in the final as Ross County won the trophy beating Queen of the South 2–0.[23][24]

On 3 June 2011, he left Ross County to join SPL new-boys Dunfermline Athletic on a two-year contract.[25] On 26 March 2013, Dunfermline applied to enter into administration[26] Two days later the club announced that eight players had been made redundant with Barrowman amongst them.[27][28]

On 31 March 2013, it was announced that Barrowman had signed a deal with Dundee until the end of the season, following his release from Dunfermline.[29]

Livingston, Morton and return to Dunfermline[edit]

Barrowman signed for Livingston on 23 August 2013, in a deal lasting through to January 2014.[30] He then extended his contract until the end of the season.[31] He was released in May 2014.[32]

After leaving Livingston, Barrowman signed for League One side Greenock Morton.[33] He was released by mutual consent in January 2015.[34] On 13 January 2015, the same day he left Morton, Barrowman signed for former club Dunfermline Athletic on a short term six-month deal. The switch was part of a swap deal which saw Ross Forbes go the other way and head to Morton. He made his second Dunfermline debut at the first opportunity, starting in a 2–2 draw against Airdrieonians on 17 January 2015.

Albion Rovers[edit]

In July 2015, Barrowman signed for Albion Rovers alongside former Raith Rovers midfielder Mark Ferry.[35] His season with Rovers was hampered by injury, though he did make 25 appearances across all competitions, scoring 4 times for the Scottish League One side. At the end of the 2015–16 season, Barrowman confirmed his retirement from football.[36] Towards the end of his playing career, Barrowman had started a degree course in business management.[37]


After retiring at the end of the 2015–16 season, Barrowman became Scottish brand manager for sportswear firm Joma at the beginning of 2017.[38]




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  29. ^ "BARROWMAN JOINS DEE". Dundee FC. 31 March 2013. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  30. ^ "Andy Barrowman signs on". Livingston F.C. 23 August 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 
  31. ^ "Barrowman extends Livi stay". Livingston F.C. 5 January 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  32. ^ "Squad Ins & Outs". Livingston F.C. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  33. ^ Steele, Russell (4 July 2014). "Morton land striker Barrowman". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
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  38. ^ Chalk, Paul (23 March 2017). "Andrew Barrowman - 'Boyd winner set us up for THAT triumph over Celtic'". Highland News. Scottish Provincial Press Ltd. Retrieved 24 June 2017. 

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