Barry Lyons (footballer)

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Barry Lyons
Personal information
Full name Barry Lyons
Date of birth (1945-03-14) 14 March 1945 (age 72)
Place of birth Shirebrook, England
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1967 Rotherham United 125 (23)
1966–1973 Nottingham Forest 203 (28)
1973–1976 York City 85 (11)
1976–1979 Darlington 97 (10)
Teams managed
1980–1981 York City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Barry Lyons (born 14 March 1945) is an English former footballer and manager.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, Lyons started his career with Rotherham United in 1963,[1] making his debut in September 1963. He moved to Nottingham Forest for £45,000 in November 1966. During his time at Forest, he came close to earning a cap for the England U23 team. He was a part of the team which was runner-up in the First Division in the 1966-67 season.[2]

Lyons joined York City for £12,000 in September 1973, where showed some class performances as York won promotion. He scored York's first goal in the higher division, which came against Aston Villa. He moved to Darlington on a free transfer in April 1976 and finished his playing career with the club.[2]

Managerial career[edit]

Lyons returned to York City as youth coach in 1979. He became caretaker manager in March 1980 as they were battling to avoid re-election, which he succeeded in doing, and was given the job permanently. He was however removed from the job in December 1981 due to poor results (York having had to seek re-election at the end of the 1980-81 season). He continued in the role of youth team manager until July 1982.[2]

Managerial statistics[edit]

Team Nat From To Record
G W L D Win %
York City England 18 March 1980 1 December 1981 72 21 37 14 29.16


  1. ^ "ROTHERHAM UNITED - 1946/47 - 2005/06". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 2007-07-22. 
  2. ^ a b c "Barry Lyons". Minstermen. Archived from the original on 30 September 2003. Retrieved 2007-07-22. 

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