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Bobby Barclay

Sheffield United FC

3 caps, 2 goals

P 3 W 2 D 1 L 0 F 5: A 1
83% successful

1932-36

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
270

Profile

Full name Robert Barclay
Born 27 October 1906 in Scotswood, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland [registered in Newcastle upon Tyne, December 1906].

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, the young Robert was in hospital!  In the City Hospital for Infectious Diseases in Walkergate, Longbenton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. His parents, George and Annie, live at 5 Danskin Place in Scotswood (The only parents called Barclay in Scotswood!).  The census reveals that they had had five children, three of them are on this return. His father is a coal mine hewer.

Died 13 July 1969, aged 62 years 260 days [registered in Huddersfield, September 1969].
Height/Weight 5' 7½", 10st. 7lbs [1936].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Started his career at local non-league clubs, Scotswood Church United FC, Bell's Close Juniors FC, Allendale FC and Scotswood FC. It was Derby County FC that brought Barclay into the Football League in February 1927, he played 61 league matches, scoring 23 times. Sheffield United FC signed him for £3,500 in June 1931, and he played 231 league matches, with a return of 67 goals. Huddersfield Town AFC traded a player a £7,000 to sign Barclay in March 1937, he played in 74 league matches, scoring nineteen. During WW2, he guested for various clubs, Barnsley FC, Bradford FC, Bradford City FC, Crewe Alexandra FC, Oldham Athletic FC, Sheffield United FC and York City AFC. He was released by Huddersfield upon the resumption of League football, on which Barclay joined Hurst FC, of the Cheshire League.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1935-36, 1937-38;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 568th players (572) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-right
First match No. 181, 9 April 1932, England 3 Scotland 0, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 25 years 165 days.
Last match No. 202, 4 April 1936, England 1 Scotland 1, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 29 years 160 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1931-32, 1932-33, 1935-36;
Team honours British Championships winners 1931-32;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After leaving Hurst FC, Barclay returned to Huddersfield Town FC to become an assistant trainer. He followed this up as a coach in the Netherlands. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.23.

 

Bobby Barclay - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
3 3 3 270 2 135 min 2 None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Bobby Barclay - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home- British Championship 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 0 2 1.667 0.333 83.3 +2
All 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 0 2 1.667 0.333 83.3 +2

 

Bobby Barclay - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1931-32 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1932-33 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1935-36 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC All 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 0 2 1.667 0.333 83.3 +2
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 0 2 1.667 0.333 83.3 +2
All 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 0 2 1.667 0.333 83.3 +2

 

Bobby Barclay - Match History
 Club: Sheffield United F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 3 full capsx

Age 25
1 181 9 April 1932 - England 3 Scotland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London BC HW Start ir
2 182 17 October 1932 - England 1 Ireland 0, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool BC HW Start ir
Age 29
3 202 4 April 1936 - England 1 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London BC HD Start 8

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