Barry Ashworth

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Barry Ashworth
Personal information
Date of birth (1942-08-18) 18 August 1942 (age 74)
Place of birth Stockport, England
Playing position Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
c 1962–1963 Bangor City
1963–1965 Southend United 31 (5)
1965–1966 Hartlepools United 45 (4)
1966–1967 Tranmere Rovers 21 (3)
1967–1970 Chester 119 (12)
1970–? Altrincham
Ellesmere Port Town
?–1974 Altrincham
1974–? Bangor City
Teams managed
1975 Bangor City (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Barry Ashworth (born 18 August 1942, Stockport) is an English former footballer.

Playing career[edit]

Ashworth was playing Non-League football for Bangor City before he joined Southend United in 1963.[1] Spells with Hartlepools United and Tranmere Rovers followed, before moving to Chester in time for 1967–68.

At Chester, Ashworth had a reputation as a popular but volatile player.[2] In his final season at the club (1969–70) he was twice hit with six-week suspensions for disciplinary reasons.[2] The second suspension led to him being placed on the transfer list and he ended his career in The Football League, joining Altrincham.[2] He went on to play for Ellesmere Port Town before a second spell with Altrincham.[3]

Ashworth later returned to Bangor and enjoyed a spell as caretaker player-manager of the club.[4]


  1. ^ "Cheshire County League - Barry Ashworth". Citizens Choice. Retrieved 2009-05-24. 
  2. ^ a b c Chas Sumner (1997). On the Borderline: The Official History of Chester City 1885-1997. Yore Publications. p. 82. ISBN 1-874427-52-6. 
  3. ^ "Altrincham FC players of 1973-74". Altrincham FC Official Website. Retrieved 2009-05-24. 
  4. ^ "1972-78 Years of Pain and Glory". Citizens Choice. Retrieved 2009-05-24. 

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