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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

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Raymond John Barlow
Born 17 August 1926 in Swindon, Wiltshire [registered in Swindon, September 1926].
Attended Sandford Street School, Swindon
Died 14 March 2012 in Bridgend, south Wales, aged 85 years 210 days
Height/Weight 6' 0", 13st. 6lbs [1957].

Source

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

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

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 None

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.

 

Ray Barlow - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
11 1 0 90 0 0 min 0 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.

 

Ray Barlow - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - White - BC 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Ray Barlow - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championships
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
All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1


Ray Barlow - Match History
 
 Club: West Bromwich Albion F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - one full appearance (90 min)x

Age 24
264 19 May 1951 - England 5 Portugal 2, Goodison Park, Liverpool Fr HW reserve
268 28 November 1951 - England 2 Austria 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HD reserve

Age 25
1 b 22 May 1952 - France Espoirs 7 England 1, Le Havre Fr AL Start 6

Age 26
2 b 11 March 1953 - Scotland 2 England 2, Easter Road, Edinburgh Fr AD Start 6
276 18 April 1953 - England 2 Scotland 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HD reserve
u/o 14 May 1953 - Argentina 3 England 1, Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires tour AL Start 6
277 17 May 1953 - Argentina 0 England 0, Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires - abandoned after 36 minutes AabD reserve
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 - USA 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 reserve
286 16 May 1954 - Yugoslavia 1 England 0, Stadion JNA, Beograd tour AL withdrawn
squad member
b 16 May 1954 - Yugoslavia 2 England 1, Centralni Stadion, Ljubljana AL
287 23 May 1954 - Hungary 7 England 1, Népstadion, Budapest AL
b 23 May 1954 - Switzerland 2 England 0, St. Jakob Park, Basel AL

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

Age 30
311 6 April 1957 - England 2 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW reserve

   Age 31
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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