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Ray Barlow West Bromwich Albion FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 2: A 0
100% successful

1951-58

captain: none
minutes played:
90

Timeline

  Raymond John Barlow
Birth 17 August 1926 in Swindon, Wiltshire [registered in Swindon, September 1926].
Attended Sandford Street School, Swindon
Marriage to Beryl Austin [registered in Rowley Regis, December 1955]. Beryl died in Dudley, 2008.
Death 14 March 2012 in Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales, aged 85 years 210 days
Source Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &
Club Career
Club(s) Began his football career as a schoolboy in Swindon. He played for Garrard's FC of Swindon before joining West Bromwich Albion FC as an amateur in June 1944, turning professional five months later.  After 403 league appearances, in which he scored 31 times, Barlow joined Birmingham City FC, initially on a month's trial, in August 1960, retiring the following March after just five league appearances. He was however, permitted to play for Stourbridge FC for a further season, finally hanging up his boots in the summer of 1962.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1953-54;
Individual honours Football League (four appearances)
Distinctions None
Height/Weight 6' 0", 13st. 6lbs [1957].
Source

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

England Career
Player number One of eight who became the 734th player (737) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left half-back
Only match No. 291, 2 October 1954, Northern Ireland 0 England 2, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 28 years 46 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1958 (provisional squad); British Championship 1954-55;
Team honours British Championship winners 1954-55;
Individual honours England B (two appearances, one goal, 1952-53)
Distinctions Only the third Wiltshirian to represent England
Beyond England
A devoted family man, he went on to run a tobacconist's and sweetshop in West Bromwich, then a post office in Stourbridge, always retaining his connection with the club he had served with such distinction and which accorded him a signal honour during its 125th anniversary celebrations in 2004, when he was included in Albion's all-time 16-man squad. - The Independent Obituary, 14 March 2012.
 

The Numbers
parties Appearances comp. apps reserve/
unused
minutes captain
10 1 1 14 90 0 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.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2 0 100 +1
his only match was played at an away venue, it was a British Championship match, and played in a white shirt

Tournament Record

British Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1954-55 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1

Match History
 
 Club: West Bromwich Albion F.C. - one full appearance (90 min) manager: Walter Winterbottom - one full appearance (90 min)x
 
apps match pic match details comp res. rundown shirt
 
Age 24
264 19 May 1951 - England 5 Portugal 2, Goodison Park, Liverpool Fr HW unused sub
268 28 November 1951 - England 2 Austria 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HD unused sub
 

Age 25 B  
one appearance - France Espoirs May 1952
   
Age 26  
one appearance - Scotland March 1953
 
276 18 April 1953 - England 2 Scotland 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HD reserve

unofficial  
one appearance - Buenos Aires XI 14 May 1953
277 17 May 1953 - Argentina 0 England 0, Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
tour
AD
unused sub
278 24 May 1953 - Chile 1 England 0, Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago AW
279 31 May 1953 - Uruguay 2 England 1, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo AL
280 8 June 1953 - United States 3 England 6, Yankee Stadium, New York AW

Age 27
281 10 October 1953 - Wales 1 England 4, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC/
WCP
AW reserve
282 21 October 1953 - England 4 Rest of the World 4, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HD unused sub
  

286 16 May 1954 - Yugoslavia 1 England 0, Stadion JNA, Beograd
tour
AL withdrawn
party member
B  
withdrawn party member - Yugoslavia 16 May 1954
287 23 May 1954 - Hungary 7 England 1, Népstadion, Budapest   AL  
B  
withdrawn party member  - Switzerland 23 May 1954
    

Age 28
1 291 2 October 1954 - Northern Ireland 0 England 2
Windsor Park, Belfast
BC AW   6
 

one of seven who became the 734th player (737) to appear for England.
the thirtieth West Bromwich Albion player to represent England

Age 30
311 6 April 1957 - England 2 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW reserve
312 8 May 1957 - England 5 Republic of Ireland 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley
WCP
HW
reserve
313 15 May 1957 - Denmark 1 England 4, Idrætsparken, København AW
314 19 May 1957 - Republic of Ireland 1 England 1, Dalymount Park, Dublin AD

Age 31
315 19 October 1957 - Wales 0 England 4, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AW reserve

319 7 May 1958 - England 2 Portugal 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW party member
England's selectors announced their forty-man squad from whom the final 22 would be selected, on April 22 1958. Of the 18 players who were cut from the squad on 28 May, they included Ray Barlow.
  


  

 
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