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Len Barry

Leicester City FC

5 appearances, 0 goals

P 5 W 4 D 0 L 1 F 20: A 8
80% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


  Leonard James Barry
Birth 27 October 1901 in Sneinton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire [registered in Nottingham, December 1901].

According to the 1901 census, his mother, Mabel, was pregnant with the child that was who became the Leonard James.  Her and his Welsh father, Richard lived with their eldest son, Walter, at 10 Victoria Villas, in north east Nottingham. Richard was a contractor's agent.


According to the 1911 census, Leonard J. was the second eldest of three sons to their parents, only two of the sons, Leonard and Harold, were living at 170 Colwick Road in Sneinton with them. His father was a builder.


According to the 1921 census, Leonard is a cadet at the RAF College in Cranwell.

Marriage to Ethel Ellen Morley [registered in Basford, June 1928]. They had one daughter, Margaret Joyce (b.1930)
  According to Passenger Lists, Leonard Barry was one of eighteen footballers on an FA Tour, courtesy of Canadian Pacific Railway Company, had left the port of Liverpool on 11 May 1931, bound for Montreal, Canada, on the Duchess of Richmond. They returned from Quebec, arriving at Southampton on 23 July 1931, on board the Empress of Britain. He was living at 21 Stanfield Road in Leicester.
According to the 1939 register census, Leonard J. is a lorry driver, married to Ethel, but he is living at 26 Norman Road in the Carlton area of Nottingham. Ethel, a school mistress, is living at the School House in Langar 
Death 17 April 1970 at 22 Robinson Road in Mapperley, aged 68 years 172 days [registered in Basford, June 1970].
Funeral 21 April 1970 cremated
Probate "BARRY Leonard James of 22 Robinson Rd Mapperley Notts died 17 April 1970 Administration Nottingham 28 May £3370."


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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in Nottingham and played with the RAF at Cranwell. Joined Notts County FC on amateur forms in 1921, turning professional in 1923. After 180 league appearances, in which he scored ten goals, he joined Leicester City FC on 28 September 1927 for a £3300 transfer fee, making another 203 league appearances, scoring another 25 goals. He then made a final move to Nottingham Forest FC on 4 August 1933, retiring in April 1934 after he was released by Forest after seventeen league appearances and a return of just one goal.
Club honours Football League Division One runners-up 1928-29;
Individual honours FA Charity Shield runners-up with Amateurs 1923;
Distinctions None
Height/Weight 5' 8", 11st. 0lbs [1927], 9st. 13lbs. [1928 & 1929], 5' 8¼", 10st. 7lbs [1931].


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

England Career

Player number One of six who became 528th players (533) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
First match No. 160, 17 May 1928, France 1 England 5, an end-of-season tour match at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris, aged 26 years 203 days.
Last match No. 167, 15 May 1929, Spain 4 England 3, an end-of-season tour match at Estádio Metropolitano, Madrid, aged 27 years 200 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England Amateur (one appearance); FA Tour of Canada 1931;
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Member of the RAF from 1918. His service record described his civilian occupation as that of a lathe hand. After retiring from football, Barry returned to the RAF with the transport division, at Chilwell and at two civilian airfields. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.26.


Len Barry - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Mins. goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
5 5 0 450 0 0 min 0 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.


Len Barry - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Away - Friendly 5 4 0 1 20 8 +12 0 0 4.00 1.60 80.0 +3
All 5 4 0 1 20 8 +12 0 0 4.00 1.60 80.0 +3

Len Barry - Match History

 Club: Leicester City F.C. - five full appearances (450 min)

F.A. International Selection Committee - five full appearances (450 min)x

Age 26
1 160 17 May 1928 - France 1 England 5, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris tour AW Start ol
2 161 19 May 1928 - Belgium 1 England 3, Olympisch Stadion, Antwerpen AW Start ol

Age 27
3 165 9 May 1929 - France 1 England 4, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris tour AW Start ol
4 166 11 May 1929 - Belgium 1 England 5, Parc Duden Stadion, Bruxelles AW Start ol
5 167 15 May 1929 - Spain 4 England 3, Estádio Metropolitano, Madrid AL Start ol