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Robert Barr (born 23 June 1988) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for East Stirlingshire.

Bobby Barr
Personal information
Full name Robert Barr
Date of birth (1988-06-23) 23 June 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Left midfielder
Club information
Current team
East Stirlingshire
Youth career
St Johnstone
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 St Johnstone 0 (0)
2008Albion Rovers (loan) 10 (3)
2008–2010 Albion Rovers 43 (12)
2009–2010Brechin City (loan) 4 (0)
2010–2013 Livingston 96 (10)
2012–2013East Fife (loan) 30 (6)
2013–2015 Brechin City 68 (10)
2015–2016 Greenock Morton 34 (1)
2016–2018 Raith Rovers 62 (6)
2018–2019 Dumbarton 36 (6)
2019– East Stirlingshire 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:28, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

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CareerEdit

Born in Glasgow, Barr first played for St Johnstone,[1] but failed to make it into the first team. After being released by St Johnstone he was given a chance by Paul Martin at Albion Rovers, before signing for Livingston manager Gary Bollan in January 2010.[2] Livingston won the Scottish Third Division.[3]

Before he was released by Livingston, Barr was sent to East Fife on loan for a period of three months and scored on his debut at home to Ayr United. In June 2013, he signed for Brechin City,[4] and after two years at the club moved to Greenock Morton on a one-year deal.[5] He scored his first goal for the club in a 4-2 win at Livingston on 5 September 2015.[6]

Barr signed a pre-contract agreement on a two-year deal with league rivals Raith Rovers,[7] with his signing being confirmed at the end of May 2016.[8] Following the end of his contract, Barr was released by Raith at the end of the 2017–18 season.[9] He signed for Dumbarton on 4 June 2018[10] and scored his first goal for the club in a 4-2 Scottish League Cup defeat to Kilmarnock a month later.[11] After being an ever-present as the Sons finished sixth in Scottish League One Barr turned down a new deal to join Lowland League side East Stirlingshire.[12]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 22:28, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Albion Rovers (loan) 2007–08[13] Third Division 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 3
Albion Rovers 2008–09[14] Third Division 32 11 2 1 1 0 1[a] 1 36 13
2009–10[15] 11 1 0 0 2 1 2[a] 1 15 3
Total 43 12 2 1 3 1 3 2 51 16
Brechin City (loan) 2009–10[15] Second Division 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Livingston 2009–10[15] Third Division 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
2010–11[16] Second Division 35 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 6
2011–12[17] First Division 36 4 1 0 2 0 2[a] 2 41 6
2012–13[18] 5 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 7 1
Total 96 10 1 0 4 1 2 2 103 13
East Fife (loan) 2012–13[18] Second Division 30 6 0 0 4[b] 0 34 6
Brechin City 2013–14[19] League One 34 5 1 0 1 1 1[a] 0 37 6
2014–15[20] 34 5 4 1 1 0 4[c] 0 43 6
Total 68 10 5 1 2 1 5 0 80 12
Greenock Morton 2015–16[21] Championship 34 1 3 0 4 0 1[a] 0 42 1
Raith Rovers 2016–17[22] Championship 29 1 2 1 4 0 2[d] 0 37 2
2017–18[23] League One 33 5 0 0 2 0 3[a] 2 39 7
Total 62 6 2 1 6 0 7 2 76 9
Dumbarton 2018–19 League One 36 6 1 0 4 1 2 0 43 7
Career total 361 54 14 3 23 4 24 6 443 67
  1. ^ a b c d e f Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup
  2. ^ Appearances in the Second Division play-offs
  3. ^ Two appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup and two in the Championship play-offs
  4. ^ One appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup and one in the Championship play-offs

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Parks, Gordon (4 November 2009). "Third division player of the year Bobby Barr vows to fight back after being dumped by Albion Rovers". Daily Record. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Livingston sign forward Bobby Barr from Albion Rovers". BBC Sport. 15 January 2010. Retrieved 6 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Livingston secure Third Division Title". Livingston F.C. Retrieved 6 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Bobby Barr Back at Glebe Park". Brechin City F.C. 13 June 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  5. ^ "New Signing – Bobby Barr". Greenock Morton F.C. 15 May 2015. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Livingston 2-4 Morton". BBC. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  7. ^ Robertson, Neil (29 February 2016). "Raith sign Bobby Barr on pre-contract". The Courier. Archived from the original on 2 March 2016. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Bobby Barr Signing Confirmed". Raith Rovers FC. 31 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  9. ^ "RRFC retained/released list". Raith Rovers FC. 15 May 2018. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  10. ^ Galloway, Andy (4 June 2018). "SIGNING NEWS: BOBBY BARR CHECKS IN". Dumbarton Football Club.
  11. ^ "Dumbarton 2 - 4 Kilmarnock". SPFL. 21 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Signing News – Bobby Barr (Dumbarton)". East Stirlingshire Football Club. 1 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Games played by Bobby Barr in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  14. ^ "Games played by Bobby Barr in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  15. ^ a b c "Games played by Bobby Barr in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  16. ^ "Games played by Bobby Barr in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  17. ^ "Games played by Bobby Barr in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  18. ^ a b "Games played by Bobby Barr in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  19. ^ "Games played by Bobby Barr in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  20. ^ "Games played by Bobby Barr in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  21. ^ "Games played by Bobby Barr in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  22. ^ "Games played by Bobby Barr in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  23. ^ "Games played by Bobby Barr in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  24. ^ Lomax, Andrew (3 May 2009). "Celtic midfielder Scott Brown is named Player of the Year by PFA Scotland". The Telegraph. Retrieved 9 January 2019.

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