Paul Barron

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Paul Barron
Paul Barron Hull City v. Newcastle United 1.png
Barron pictured in 2009
Personal information
Full namePaul George Barron
Date of birth(1953-09-16) 16 September 1953 (age 60)
Place of birthWoolwich, London, England
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1971–1973Welling United
1973–1975Wycombe Wanderers2(0)
1975–1976Slough Town45(0)
1976–1978Plymouth Argyle44(0)
1978–1980Arsenal8(0)
1980–1982Crystal Palace90(0)
1982–1985West Bromwich Albion63(0)
1985Stoke City (loan)1(0)
1985–1988Queens Park Rangers32(0)
1986Reading (loan)4(0)
1988–1989Welling United100(0)
1990Cheltenham Town5(0)
1990–1991Welling United25(0)
Total419(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
 
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Paul Barron
Paul Barron Hull City v. Newcastle United 1.png
Barron pictured in 2009
Personal information
Full namePaul George Barron
Date of birth(1953-09-16) 16 September 1953 (age 60)
Place of birthWoolwich, London, England
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1971–1973Welling United
1973–1975Wycombe Wanderers2(0)
1975–1976Slough Town45(0)
1976–1978Plymouth Argyle44(0)
1978–1980Arsenal8(0)
1980–1982Crystal Palace90(0)
1982–1985West Bromwich Albion63(0)
1985Stoke City (loan)1(0)
1985–1988Queens Park Rangers32(0)
1986Reading (loan)4(0)
1988–1989Welling United100(0)
1990Cheltenham Town5(0)
1990–1991Welling United25(0)
Total419(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Paul George Barron (born 16 September 1953) is an English former football goalkeeper. He is currently the goalkeeping coach at Crawley Town

Playing career[edit]

Born in Woolwich, London, Barron qualified as a PE instructor before becoming a professional footballer.[1] He played for non-league Welling United, Wycombe Wanderers and Slough Town, before turning professional with Plymouth Argyle in July 1976.[1]

He signed for Arsenal in July 1978 for £70,000, as cover for Pat Jennings. Barron made his Arsenal debut on 2 August 1978 against Manchester City but was unable to oust Jennings from the first team; after only eight appearances in two seasons he moved on to Crystal Palace in 1980. He joined Palace along with Clive Allen, while Kenny Sansom moved to Arsenal as part of the deal.[1]

At Selhurst Park Barron was favoured by manager Terry Venables over John Burridge as Palace suffered relegation in 1980–81. He remained at Palace in 1981–82 and 1982–83 as the Eagles finished in 15th position in back to back seasons. Barron joined West Bromwich Albion in December 1982 and spent three seasons at the Hawthorns making 63 First Division appearances. In 1984–85 he joined Stoke City and played once keeping a clean sheet in a 0–0 draw away at Leicester City. He joined Queens Park Rangers in August 1985 and he appeared in the 1986 Football League Cup Final for QPR, in their defeat by Oxford United at Wembley Stadium. Barron spent two seasons at Loftus Road which included a sort spell on loan at Reading and in the summer of 1988 he returned to his first club Welling United.

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring as a player, Barron became a goalkeeping coach, working at Coventry City, Queens Park Rangers and West Bromwich Albion. He then moved to Aston Villa, before joining Middlesbrough in 2001.[2] Barron was sent to the stands during Middlesbrough's away League Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur on 26 September 2007, after protesting about Gareth Bale's opening goal.[3] In November 2007 he left Boro to become goalkeeping coach at Newcastle United.[4] Barron left Newcastle United in December 2010 following the departure of manager Chris Hughton.[5]

Honours[edit]

Queens Park Rangers

Career statistics[edit]

ClubSeasonLeagueFA CupLeague CupOther[A]Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Plymouth Argyle1976–77Second Division3000100040
1977–78Third Division410403030510
Total440404030550
Arsenal1978–79First Division3000000030
1979–80First Division5000000050
Total8000000080
Crystal Palace1980–81First Division330004000370
1981–82Second Division400504000490
1982–83Second Division170505020290
Total900100130201150
West Bromwich Albion1982–83First Division200200000220
1983–84First Division420404000500
1984–85First Division1000000010
Total630604000730
Stoke City (loan)1984–85First Division1000000010
Total1000000010
Queens Park Rangers1985–86First Division310109000410
1986–87First Division1000000010
Total320109000420
Reading (loan)1986–87Second Division4000000040
Total4000000040
Career Total2420210300502980
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Anglo-Scottish Cup and Football League Group Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Matthews, Tony (2005). The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion. Breedon Books. pp. p25. ISBN 1-85983-474-4. 
  2. ^ "Boro coach holds Newcastle talks". BBC Sport. 12 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  3. ^ "Match report: Tottenham 2 Middlesbrough 0". Middlesbrough F.C. 26 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-26. 
  4. ^ "Goalkeeping Coach Makes Switch Across Tyne To Newcastle". Goal.com. 19 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  5. ^ "Boss Chris Hughton Sacked by Newcastle United". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 

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