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Barry Douglas (born 4 September 1989) is a Scottish footballer who plays for EFL Championship club Leeds United and the Scotland national team as a left back.

Barry Douglas
Barry Douglas Lech.jpg
Douglas with Lech Poznań in 2013
Personal information
Full name Barry Douglas
Date of birth (1989-09-04) 4 September 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.77 m)[1]
Playing position Left back / Left wing-back
Club information
Current team
Leeds United
Number 3
Youth career
Livingston
Queen's Park
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Queen's Park 65 (10)
2010–2013 Dundee United 61 (4)
2013–2016 Lech Poznań 58 (3)
2016–2017 Konyaspor 34 (0)
2017–2018 Wolverhampton Wanderers 40 (5)
2018– Leeds United 1 (0)
National team
2018– Scotland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:56, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:09, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

After playing for Queen's Park and Dundee United in Scotland, he joined Polish club Lech Poznań in 2013, where he won the 2014–15 Ekstraklasa title. He signed for Konyaspor in Turkey in 2016, after which he joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2017. Douglas enjoyed a successful season with Wolves, winning the 2017–18 EFL Championship and making his full international debut for Scotland. He joined Leeds United in July 2018.

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Early lifeEdit

Barry Douglas was born in Glasgow on 4 September 1989.

Club careerEdit

Queens ParkEdit

Douglas played for Livingston youth teams, but was released at the age of sixteen because he was considered "too small". He spent a year out of football before joining Queen's Park, becoming part of their first team squad in 2008. Douglas made his senior debut in August 2008, in a Scottish Second Division match against Stranraer. He went on to become a first team regular for Queen's Park, playing for the amateur club while also working as a refrigeration engineer.[2] His performances saw him linked with a number of professional clubs, despite Queen's being relegated to the Third Division in 2009. Douglas continued to impress at the lower level, scoring nine goals from his full back position during the 2009–10 season. He finished the season as Queen's Park top scorer.

Dundee UnitedEdit

On 20 June 2010 he signed professionally with Dundee United. His debut for his new club came in August of that year, as a substitute against Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the SPL.

Lech PoznanEdit

On 28 May 2013, Douglas signed a two-year deal with Polish club Lech Poznań.[3] He made his debut against Widzew Łódź in a 1–0 win on 29 September 2013.[4] His first goal for the club came on 3 August 2014, scoring a freekick in a 3–2 defeat against Wisła Kraków.[5] He scored a freekick on 6 March 2015 against Jagiellonia Białystok in a 2–0 win, before scoring another freekick for Lech Poznań on 22 March 2015 in a 2–1 over Wisła Kraków.[5]

He played 27 times as Lech won the Polish league championship in 2014–15, and the subsequent Super Cup.[6] He scored another freekick for Poznań, in the UEFA Champions League against FK Sarajevo on 22 July 2015.[7] He made 75 appearances in all competitions for the club, scoring 5 goals.

KonyasporEdit

Douglas signed for Turkish Süper Lig team Konyaspor in January 2016. He played his first league match against Galatasaray on 6 February 2016.[8] With Konyaspor Douglas reached the 2016-17 Turkish Cup final and played the full game as they defeated İstanbul Başakşehir on penalties.[9] He played 45 times in all competitions during his spell at Konyaspor, including four games in the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League.[10]

Wolverhampton WanderersEdit

On 1 July 2017, he was signed by Manager Nuno Espírito Santo for English Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee on a two-year deal with a year's option in the club's favour.[11] He made his debut for the club on 5 August 2017 in a 1–0 win against Middlesbrough at Molineux.[12] He scored his first goal a week later, in a 2–0 win away against Derby County.[13] On 22 November 2017, Douglas scored a long range freekick in a 4–1 win against Leeds United.[14] He was nominated for the EFL Championship Player of The Month award for November 2017.[15]

Douglas picked up a winners medal during the 2017–18 EFL Championship with Wolves winning the league, with Douglas contributing 5 goals and getting 14 assists from left back position.[16][17] His 14 assists also saw him finish joint top (with Robert Snodgrass) of the assists charts in the EFL Championship.[18]

Leeds UnitedEdit

On 28 July 2018, EFL Championship side Leeds United signed Douglas for an undisclosed fee on a 3 year contract.[19] He was given the number 3 shirt for the season.[19] He made his debut and got an assist in the opening game of the 2018–19 season on 5 August 2018 against Stoke City at Elland Road in a 3–1 win.[20]

International careerEdit

Douglas was selected for the Scotland national team in March 2018.[21] He made his international debut on 27 March, coming on as a substitute for Andy Robertson in a 1–0 win against Hungary.

Style of PlayEdit

Douglas plays either as a left back or a left wing-back.[22] He is also known for his free-kick and set piece ability.[23]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 20 May 2018 [24]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Queen's Park 2008–09[25] Scottish Second Division 30 3 3 0 1 0 2[a] 0 36 3
2009–10[26] Scottish Third Division 35 8 0 0 1 1 3[b] 0 39 10
Total 65 11 3 0 2 1 5 0 75 13
Dundee United 2010–11[27] Scottish Premier League 23 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 28 2
2011–12[28] 10 1 1 0 2 0 1[c] 0 14 1
2012–13[29] 28 1 4 0 0 0 2[c] 0 34 1
Total 61 4 9 0 3 0 3 0 76 4
Lech Poznań 2013–14[4] Ekstraklasa 18 0 1 0 19 0
2014–15[5] 27 3 5 1 1[c] 0 33 4
2015–16[30] 13 0 2 0 7[d] 1 1[e] 0 23 1
Total 58 3 8 1 8 1 1 0 75 5
Konyaspor 2015–16[30] Süper Lig 12 0 2 0 14 0
2016–17[10] 22 0 5 0 4[c] 0 31 0
Total 34 0 7 0 4 0 45 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2017–18[31] Championship 40 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 43 5
Career total 258 20 28 1 6 1 15 1 6 0 313 23
  1. ^ Appearances in the Second Division Play-offs
  2. ^ Two appearances in the Second Division Play-offs and one in the Challenge Cup
  3. ^ a b c d Appearances in the Europa League
  4. ^ Four appearances in the Champions League and three in the Europa League
  5. ^ Appearance in the Polish SuperCup

HonoursEdit

Lech Poznań

Konyaspor Kulübü

Wolverhampton Wanderers

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Barry Douglas". Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. Retrieved 16 April 2018. 
  2. ^ Wilson, Fraser (19 May 2010). "Queen's Park star Barry Douglas set for move to full time football". The Glaswegian. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Jakub Szymczak (28 May 2013). "Barry Douglas zawodnikiem Lecha Poznań" (in Polish). Lech Poznań. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  4. ^ a b "Games played by Barry Douglas in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c "Games played by Barry Douglas in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "SuperLech". www.90minut.pl (in Polish). 10 August 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2018. 
  7. ^ "Lech 1-0 Sarajevo". UEFA. UEFA. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  8. ^ Mateusz Szymandera (21 January 2016). "Douglas opuścił zgrupowanie" (in Polish). Lech Poznań. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "MEDİPOL BAŞAKŞEHİR FK ATİKER KONYASPOR - Maç Detayları TFF". www.tff.org.tr. Retrieved 2018-04-16. 
  10. ^ a b "Games played by Barry Douglas in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 
  11. ^ "Barry Douglas: Wolves sign Konyaspor defender". BBC Sport. 1 July 2017. 
  12. ^ "Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–0 Middlesbrough". BBC Sport. 5 August 2017. 
  13. ^ "Derby County 0–2 Wolverhampton Wanderers". BBC Sport. 12 August 2017. 
  14. ^ "Wolves vs Leeds United REACTION: Douglas, Cavaleiro, Jota and Costa score as Wanderer run riot". Birmingham Mail. 22 November 2017. 
  15. ^ "EFL Exclusive: Barry Douglas on Wolves, winning, and winter". EFL. 22 December 2017. 
  16. ^ "Wolves: Championship leaders promoted to Premier League after Fulham draw with Brentford". BBC Sport. 14 April 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2018. 
  17. ^ "Leeds United launch move for Barry Douglas and agreement could be reached for Wolves left back this week". Daily Mail. 25 July 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018. 
  18. ^ "Championship 2017/2018 » Assists". World Football. 25 July 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018. 
  19. ^ a b "BARRY DOUGLAS SIGNS FOR LEEDS UNITED". Leeds United FC. 28 July 2018. Retrieved 28 July 2018. 
  20. ^ "Leeds Impress To Beat Stoke In Opener". BBC Sport. 5 August 2018. 
  21. ^ "Six new faces in Alex McLeish's Scotland squad for March friendlies". BBC Sport. BBC. 12 March 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2018. 
  22. ^ Tim Spiers (22 March 2018). "Barry Douglas: 'I don't take anything for granted. I've experienced the real world'". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 July 2018. 
  23. ^ Tim Spiers (31 January 2018). "How Barry Douglas helps Wolves' foreign legion feel at home". Express & Star. Retrieved 28 July 2018. 
  24. ^ Barry Douglas at Soccerway. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  25. ^ "Games played by Barry Douglas in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Barry Douglas in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Barry Douglas in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Barry Douglas in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Barry Douglas in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 
  30. ^ a b "Games played by Barry Douglas in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Barry Douglas in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 
  32. ^ "Bolton Wanderers 0-4 Wolves". BBC Sport. 21 April 2018. 

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