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James Barry Knowles (born 25 April 1959) is an English former footballer who played as a full-back. He most notably played for Wigan Athletic between 1984 and 1988, and was part of the team that won the Football League Trophy in 1985.[2]

Barry Knowles
Personal information
Full name James Barry Knowles[1]
Date of birth (1959-04-25) 25 April 1959 (age 60)
Place of birth Wigan, England
Playing position Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1980 Southport 15 (0)
Runcorn ? (?)
Barrow ? (?)
1984–1988 Wigan Athletic 127 (3)
Altrincham ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Knowles started his career at Southport, making 15 league appearances for the club.[3] He then moved on to Runcorn, winning the Northern Premier League with the club.[4] He signed for Wigan from Barrow in October 1984.[5]

After retiring, he worked as a youth coach at Blackpool.[6]

On 17 February 2015 he was appointed as head of youth development of Bharat FC in the I-League. In July 2016, he joined DSK Shivajians.[7]


  1. ^ "Barry Knowles". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 2011-09-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 September 2012. Retrieved 2011-09-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "DSK Shivajians rope in Barry Knowles as assistant manager". Times of India. 1 August 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2017.

External linksEdit

  • Barry Knowles at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database