Anthony Barry (footballer)

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Anthony Barry
Forest Green Rovers footballer Anthony Barry.jpg
Anthony Barry at his first FGR training session
Personal information
Full name Anthony Jonathan Barry[1]
Date of birth (1986-05-29) 29 May 1986 (age 31)[2]
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
0000–2004 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Coventry City 0 (0)
2005–2006 Accrington Stanley 26 (0)
2006–2008 Yeovil Town 64 (0)
2008–2010 Chester City[3] 43 (1)
2010 Wrexham 0 (0)
2010–2013 Fleetwood Town 58 (2)
2013–2015 Forest Green Rovers 36 (3)
2014–2015 Accrington Stanley (loan) 13 (0)
2015–2016 Accrington Stanley 8 (0)
2016–2017[4] Wrexham 31 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:22, 1 May 2017 (UTC).

Anthony Jonathan Barry (born 29 May 1986) is an English footballer.

Career[edit]

He signed for Everton as a trainee and when released signed up with Coventry City where he was a regular in the reserves. He joined Accrington Stanley in 2005, and was an ever-present for the first half of the 2005–06 season, making 26 Conference appearances as the side headed for promotion back to The Football League. In January 2006 he joined Yeovil Town.[5]

Barry made 64 league appearances for the Glovers, before being released in May 2008.[6] This stint included an appearance at Wembley Stadium in the Football League One play–off final against Blackpool in 2006–07.[7] He scored his only goal for Yeovil in a 2-1 defeat at Shrewsbury Town in the Football League Trophy on 31 October 2006.[8]

On 19 June 2008, Barry signed a two-year contract with Chester City.[9] He went on to feature in 43 of Chester's 46 league games during their relegation season from Football League Two, with his only goal being a spectacular long-range effort against Lincoln City in January 2009.[10] His contract with Chester was terminated on 11 January 2010 with immediate notice.[11] He signed for Wrexham on an 18-month deal on 16 January,[12] but left the club less than one week later after asking to be released from his contract.[13] On 24 January 2010 he signed for Conference North side Fleetwood Town, after being offered three times the amount he was paid with Wrexham.[14] This move angered Wrexham's manager, Dean Saunders. He was named in the Conference Team of the Year for the 2010–11 season after Fleetwood reached the play-off semi-finals.[15] It was announced on 7 May 2013, that Fleetwood would not be offering the midfielder a new contract, and would therefore be released.[16]

In May 2013, he joined Forest Green Rovers on a three-year deal.[17] He made his debut for the club on 10 August 2013 in an 8–0 win against Hyde at The New Lawn.[18] He scored his first goal for the club on 17 August 2013 in an away defeat against Lincoln City.[19] On 8 October 2014, having failed to make an appearance in the 2014–15 season for Forest Green, he re-joined League Two club Accrington Stanley on a 93-day loan.[20] In January 2015, the loan deal was extended until the end of the season.[21]

On 7 June 2016, Barry signed for National League side Wrexham.

Honours[edit]

Accrington Stanley
Yeovil Town
Fleetwood Town

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 19 September 2015.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Accrington Stanley 2005–06[22] Conference National 26 0 1 0 4[a] 0 31 0
Yeovil Town 2005–06[22] League One 4 0 4 0
2006–07[23] League One 24 0 1 0 0 0 4[b] 1 29 1
2007–08[24] League One 36 0 1 0 1 0 3[c] 0 41 0
Total 64 0 2 0 1 0 7 1 74 1
Chester City 2008–09[25] League Two 43 1 1 0 1 0 1[c] 0 46 1
Fleetwood Town 2010–11[26] Conference Premier 44 2 3 0 3[d] 0 50 2
2011–12[26] Conference Premier 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012–13[27] League Two 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Total 58 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 64 2
Forest Green Rovers 2013–14[26] Conference Premier 36 3 1 0 4[e] 0 41 3
Accrington Stanley (loan) 2014–15[26] League Two 13 0 0 0 13 0
Accrington Stanley 2015–16[26] League Two 6 0 0 0 1 0 1[c] 0 8 0
Total 19 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 21 0
Career total 246 6 8 0 3 0 20 1 277 7
  1. ^ One appearance in Football League Trophy, three in FA Trophy
  2. ^ Three appearances in League One play-offs, one appearance and one goal in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ a b c Appearances in Football League Trophy
  4. ^ Two appearances Conference Premier play-offs, one in FA Trophy
  5. ^ Appearances in FA Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2006). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2006–07. Mainstream Publishing. p. 35. ISBN 978-1-84596-111-4. 
  2. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  3. ^ All Chester City players' statistics for the 2009/10 season were expunged after Chester were expelled from the Conference National for breaking league regulations
  4. ^ Wrexham release nine players including captain Rob Evans‚ bbc.com, 1 May 2017
  5. ^ "Yeovil snap up Accrington's Barry". BBC Sport. 31 January 2006. Retrieved 15 June 2008. 
  6. ^ "Yeovil to sign Terrier Schofield". BBC Sport. 1 July 2008. Retrieved 15 June 2008. 
  7. ^ "Yeovil 0–2 Blackpool". BBC Sport. 27 May 2007. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "Johnstone's Paint Trophy Second Round : Shrewsbury Town vs Yeovil Town". ciderspace.co.uk. 31 October 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "Midfielder Barry goes to Chester". BBC Sport. 19 June 2008. Retrieved 19 June 2008. 
  10. ^ "Lincoln City 1–1 Chester City". Chester Evening Leader. Retrieved 3 May 2009. 
  11. ^ "Now Barry quits Chester". Non-League Daily. 12 January 2010. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  12. ^ "Wrexham complete Anthony Barry signing". BBC Sport. 16 January 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  13. ^ "Barry Makes a 'U-turn'". Wrexham F.C. 23 January 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  14. ^ "I quit Wrexham FC to treble my money says Anthony Barry". Liverpool Daily Post. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  15. ^ "Blue SQ Bet Premier 'Team of the Year'". Blue Square Bet Premier. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  16. ^ http://www.fleetwoodtownfc.com/2013/05/07/highbury-departures/
  17. ^ "Forest Green Rovers: Ex-Fleetwood midfielder Anthony Barry signs". BBC Sport. 17 May 2013. 
  18. ^ "Forest Green 8–0 Hyde". BBC Sport. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  19. ^ "Lincoln City 2–1 Forest Green Rovers". BBC Sport. 17 August 2013. 
  20. ^ "Accrington Stanley sign Forest Green midfielder Anthony Barry". BBC Sport. 8 October 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  21. ^ "Anthony Barry agrees Accrington loan extension". Stroud News & Journal. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  22. ^ a b "Games played by Anthony Barry in 2005/2006". Chelsea Mad. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Anthony Barry in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Anthony Barry in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Anthony Barry in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  26. ^ a b c d e "Games played by Anthony Barry - Soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Anthony Barry in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 

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