John Barton (footballer, born 1953)

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John Barton
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-10-24) 24 October 1953 (age 63)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
19??–1976 Stourbridge
1976–1979 Worcester City
1979–1983 Everton 20 (0)
1983–1985 Derby County 69 (1)
1985–19?? Kidderminster Harriers
Total 89 (1)
Teams managed
1993–1994 Nuneaton Borough
1994–1998 Burton Albion
1999–2005 Worcester City
2007 Worcester City (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John S. Barton (born 24 October 1953 in Birmingham) is an English former professional footballer. He played professionally, as a full-back, for Everton and Derby County before moving into non-league football and management.

Barton began his career with Stourbridge, moving to Worcester City in 1976. He helped Worcester to the Southern League First Division North title in 1976-77, and began to attract interest from a number of higher level clubs. His final game for Worcester came in 1979 in their FA Cup win against Plymouth Argyle, Barton leaving the following week to join First Division Everton for a then record non-league fee of £25,000.

In 1983 Barton joined Derby County where he spent two years before joining Kidderminster Harriers, winning the FA Trophy in 1987. He later became assistant manager at Kidderminster with Graham Allner and worked in a similar role at Nuneaton Borough before becoming Nuneaton manager.

He was manager of Burton Albion from 1994 until September 1998 and was later manager of Worcester City for five years until resigning in January 2005.[1]

In October 2007 Barton was appointed caretaker manager of Worcester City following the departure of Andy Preece.[2]


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