Barry Jackson (footballer)

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Barry Jackson
Personal information
Full name Charles Barry Jackson
Date of birth (1938-02-02) 2 February 1938 (age 79)
Place of birth Askrigg, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1970 York City 482 (9)
Scarborough ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Charles Barry Jackson (born 2 February 1938 in Askrigg, England) is an English former footballer.


Jackson started his career as a forward, playing in school and minor league football in York. He joined York City as an amateur in the summer of 1956 and turned professional in December. His first game for the club was a pre-season practice match in August 1956. Jackson spent his first two seasons at the club in the reserve side and made his debut for the first team in a 1–0 win against Oldham Athletic on the opening day of the 1958–59 season.[1]

He helped the club to promotion on two occasions, for the 1958–59 and 1964–65 seasons. During the 1969–70 season, in three games against Cardiff City in the FA Cup, he snuffed out the young John Toshack.[1] He was given an eight-week suspension after being sent off against Scunthorpe United in January 1970.[citation needed]

Jackson was given a testimonial against Hull City in February 1970. He was released by the club at the end of that season.[1] Jackson joined Scarborough for a short period, after which worked for the electricity board before retiring.[1] He bought a sweet shop across from Bootham Crescent.[citation needed]

Jackson holds the record for York City appearances, having played in 539 matches in all competitions; his nephew John Pickering holds the equivalent record at Halifax Town.[citation needed]

He was named as York City's greatest player ever by the PFA.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d "Barry Jackson". York City F.C. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007.