Barry Swallow

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Barry Swallow
Personal information
Full name Ernest Barry Swallow[1]
Date of birth (1942-07-02) 2 July 1942 (age 75)[1]
Place of birth Arksey, Doncaster, England[1]
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1962 Doncaster Rovers 51 (10)
1962–1964 Crewe Alexandra 14 (0)
1964–1967 Barnsley 96 (1)
1967–1969 Bradford City 85 (7)
1969–1976 York City 269 (21)
Total 515 (39)
Teams managed
1982 York City (caretaker)
1988 York City (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ernest Barry Swallow (born 2 July 1942) is an English former professional footballer.


Born in Arksey, Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, Swallow started his career as a junior with Doncaster Rovers, turning professional in July 1959. He joined Crewe Alexandra in 1962 and played for them in their promotion season of 1962–63.[2]

Swallow moved to Barnsley in July 1964 and then moved to Bradford City for £3,000 in February 1967, where he was in the side which gained promotion in the 1968–69 season.[2]

Swallow signed for York City for £3,000 in October 1969. He helped the club to promotion in both the 1970–71 and 1973–74 seasons, and captained the club after they made it to the Second Division. He made a total of 312 appearances for the club.[2]

He became a director of York City in 1981 and twice worked as caretaker manager.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Barry Swallow". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Barry Swallow". Minstermen. Retrieved 25 July 2007. [dead link]