Hugh Barr

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Hugh Barr
Personal information
Full name Hubert Henry Barr
Date of birth (1935-05-17) 17 May 1935 (age 82)
Place of birth Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)[1]
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Wellington Street Boys' Brigade
Harryville Amateurs
Ballyclare Comrades
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1956 Cliftonville
1956 Loughborough College
1956 Everton 0 (0)
1956–1959 Coleraine
1959–1961 Ballymena United
1961–1962 Linfield 18 (12)
1962–1964 Coventry City 47 (15)
1964–1967 Cambridge United
1967–1972 Ely City
National team
1956–1962 Northern Ireland amateur 14 (11)
1959 Northern Ireland B 1 (1)
1961–1962 Northern Ireland 3 (1)
Teams managed
1967–1972 Ely City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Hubert Henry Barr, known as Hugh Barr, (born 17 May 1935) is a Northern Irish former footballer who played as a forward at both professional and international levels.

Early and personal life[edit]

Born in Ballymena, Barr studied at Queen's University Belfast.[2]


Club career[edit]

Barr played for Wellington Street Boys' Brigade, Harryville Amateurs, Ballyclare Comrades, Cliftonville, Loughborough College, Everton, Coleraine, Ballymena United, Linfield, Coventry City and Cambridge United, before becoming player-manager at Ely City.[1][3][4]

Barr's goal scoring feats at Linfield attracted much attention. Division 3 Coventry City's manager Jimmy Hill secured his transfer despite other League clubs showing interest. Northern Ireland had capped Barr when he was a Linfield player.[5]

International career[edit]

Barr played for Northern Ireland amateur, Northern Ireland B and Northern Ireland.[1][3][4] He was a member of the Great Britain squad at the 1960 Summer Olympics,[2] although he did not make an appearance in the tournament.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Profile". NIFG. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Paul Plunkett (23 April 2012). "London 2012: GB team at 1960 Games united by love of football". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Player profile". Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Maurice Golesworthy, ed. (1965). Soccer Who's Who. The Sportsman's Book Club. 
  6. ^ Hugh BarrFIFA competition record