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Barry Bridges

Chelsea FC

4 appearances, 1 goal

P 4 W 1 D 2 L 1 F 6: A 6
50% successful

1965

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
360

Profile

Full name Barry John Bridges
Born 29 April 1941 in Horsford, Norfolk [registered in Norwich Outer, June 1941].
Height/Weight 5' 9½", 11st. 10½lbs [1965].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in Norwich and Norfolk before joining Chelsea FC as an amateur in July 1956, and joining the Stamford Bridge groundstaff. He turned professional in May 1958 and went on to play 178 league matches, scoring eighty goals before he was transferred to Birmingham City FC in May 1966 for £55,000, and he scored 36 goals in 83 league appearances. Queen's Park Rangers FC signed Bridges in August 1968 for £50,000. 72 league appearances followed, with a return of 31 goals. In September 1970, Millwall FC signed him for a £40,000 transfer fee, and he returned 77 league appearances with 27 goals. In August 1972, Brighton & Hove Albion FC signed Bridges for £28,000. He played in a final 66 league matches and scored fourteen goals. After which he spent time with South African club, Highland Park FC in 1974 and onto Republic of Ireland, become the player-manager at St. Patrick's Athletic FC in 1976 until 1978.
Club honours Football League Cup winners 1964-65;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s) After ending his player career at St Patrick's Athletic FC in 1978, Bridges took over as manager of Sligo Rovers FC. He returned to Norfolk and managed Dereham Town FC, then King's Lynn FC in 1979-80 and then Horsford FC of the Anglian Combination from June 1980.

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 834th players (836) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 387, 10 April 1965, England 2 Scotland 2, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, aged 23 years 346 days.
Last match No. 393, 20 October 1965, England 2 Austria 3, a friendly match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, aged 24 years 174 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1964-65;
Team honours British Championship winners 1964-65;
Individual honours England Youth, England schoolboy.
Distinctions Part of the FA Tour of Australia in 1971

Beyond England

When he returned to Norfolk from Ireland, as well as sustaining his management career, he had a milk round in his native Horsford. Barry ran a hotel on the Sussex coast before taking over the running of his grandfather’s farm. He sold both businesses to buy a paper shop in West Earlham. Now semi-retired, living in Taverham providing respite care for children with special needs. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.45./WhereAreTheyNow?

 

Barry Bridges - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
6 4 1 4 0 0 360 1 360 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.

 

Barry Bridges - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 1 1 1 5 5 =0 0 1 1.667 1.667 50.0 =0
Away 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All - White 4 1 2 1 6 6 =0 0 1 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0

 

Barry Bridges - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
Friendly 3 1 1 1 4 4 =0 0 1 1.333 1.333 50.0 =0
All 4 1 2 1 6 6 =0 0 1 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0

 

Barry Bridges - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1964-65 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
BC All 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0

 

Barry Bridges - Match History
 Club: Chelsea F.C. - 4 full caps

Coach: Alf Ramsey - 4 full capsx

Age 23
1 387 10 April 1965 - England 2 Scotland 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HD Start 9
Age 24
2 388 5 May 1965 - England 1 Hungary 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 9
3 389 9 May 1965 - Yugoslavia 1 England 1, Stadion Crvena zvezda, Beograd Tour AD Start 22 9
- 390 12 May 1965 - West Germany 0 England 1, Städtisches Stadion, Nürnberg AW squad
- 391 16 May 1965 - Sweden 1 England 2, Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg AW
4 393 20 October 1965 - England 2 Austria 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HL Start 9
 Club: Birmingham City F.C. - 0 full caps  
Age 25

FIFA required that each national side provide a list of forty players before the end of May 1966 and a final squad of 22 players by July 3. Alf Ramsey named his provisional list of forty players on April 7. One of the eighteen that were cut from the final squad included Barry Bridges.

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