David Bayliss

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David Bayliss
Dave Bayliss Pre Season Training 2007.jpg
Bayliss in 2007
Personal information
Full name David Anthony Bayliss[1]
Date of birth (1976-06-08) 8 June 1976 (age 42)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Youth career
000?–1995 Rochdale
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2001 Rochdale 185 (9)
2001–2005 Luton Town 37 (0)
2004–2005 Chester City (loan) 9 (0)
2005–2006 Wrexham 22 (0)
2006 Rochdale (loan) 4 (0)
2006 Lancaster City
2007–2011 Barrow 38 (1)
Total 295 (10)
Teams managed
2007–2013 Barrow
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

David Anthony Bayliss (born 8 June 1976) is an English football manager. He previously played in defence.


Born in Liverpool, Merseyside, Bayliss joined Rochdale and progressed through the ranks, making his Football League debut in the 1994–95 season.

He went on to make 186 league appearances for them, scoring nine times, before joining Luton Town during 2001–02.

He spent four seasons at Kenilworth Road, making 37 league appearances and also had nine games on loan to Chester City before being released in the summer of 2005.

He spent the next season with Wrexham making 22 league appearances and he also had a four-game loan spell back at Rochdale.

In the summer of 2006, he joined Lancaster City but then left at the start of November to join Barrow. He has since become joint-manager of Barrow. Along with Darren Sheridan he oversaw a major turnaround in Barrow's season. The Bluebirds were 19th in the Conference North when Bayliss and Sheridan took over before an excellent second half to the season saw them finish 5th and qualify for the end of season play-offs. A 4–0 aggregate win over Telford United in the semi finals was followed by a 1–0 win against Stalybridge Celtic in the final at Burton Albion's Pirelli Stadium and thus a place in the Conference National for the 2008–09 season. Bayliss and Sheridan successfully kept Barrow in the Conference National the following season, finishing twentieth.

With Sheridan he led Barrow to Wembley and the 2010 FA Trophy final where they played Conference National champions Stevenage Borough, who they defeated 2–1 after extra time to lift the trophy. Bayliss remained registered as a player until the end of the 2010–2011 season, though his appearances were largely restricted to low-profile cup matches or filling up the substitutes bench. Following allegations made against him, Darren Sheridan was first suspended and then left Barrow in February 2012, leaving Bayliss as the sole manager of the club. Barrow were relegated under Bayliss at the end of the 2012-13 season and, following an unsuccessful start to the new season in the Conference North, Bayliss left the club in November 2013.



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  1. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 40. ISBN 1-85291-651-6.