Anthony Barras (born 29 March 1971) is an English former professional footballer who played as a centre-back in the Football League for Hartlepool United, Stockport County, Rotherham United, York City, Reading, Walsall, Plymouth Argyle, Notts County and Macclesfield Town.[1]

Tony Barras
Tony Barras 1988-11-14 1.jpg
Barras playing for York City in 1998
Personal information
Full name Anthony Barras[1]
Date of birth (1971-03-29) 29 March 1971 (age 50)[1]
Place of birth Billingham, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[2]
Position(s) Centre-back[1]
Youth career
0000–1989 Hartlepool United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 Hartlepool United 12 (0)
1990–1994 Stockport County 99 (5)
1994Rotherham United (loan) 5 (1)
1994–1999 York City 171 (11)
1999Reading (loan) 2 (1)
1999 Reading 4 (0)
1999–2003 Walsall 108 (9)
2002–2003Plymouth Argyle (loan) 4 (0)
2003–2004 Notts County 40 (2)
2004–2006 Macclesfield Town 31 (1)
2006–2008 Witton Albion
2008 FC Halifax Town
2009 Stalybridge Celtic
2010–2012 New Mills
Total 476 (30)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Early life and careerEdit

Barras was born in Billingham, County Durham.[1] He started his career with the Hartlepool United youth system, before signing a professional contract in July 1989.[1] He played for York City when they beat Manchester United 3–0 at Old Trafford in the League Cup in September 1995, scoring the third goal after a brace from Paul Barnes.[citation needed]

Barras left York in March 1999 to join Reading. However, in the summer of 1999 he was on the move again, this time to Walsall. Over the next four seasons he made 108 league appearances for the club, and had a brief loan spell at Plymouth Argyle. In the summer of 2003 Barras signed for Notts County. A highlight at Notts County was scoring an equaliser in a League Cup tie against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, though County went on to lose 4–2.[3] After one season at Notts County he joined Macclesfield Town, where he scored once in the league against Shrewsbury Town[4] and once in a Football League Trophy tie against Mansfield Town.[5]

He signed for North West Counties League Premier Division club New Mills in July 2010.[6] He retired from playing in 2012, having played regularly for New Mills up to the age of 41.[7]

HonoursEdit

Walsall

Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Tony Barras". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Tony Barras". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Chelsea 4-2 Notts County". BBC Sport. 29 October 2003. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Macclesfield Town's results from season 2004/2005". clarets-mad.co.uk. 10 August 2004. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Macclesfield 4-0 Mansfield". BBC Sport. 2 November 2004. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Where are they now". Go Go Go County. Retrieved 3 June 2011.
  7. ^ Flett, Dave (21 December 2012). "Former York City's Tony Barras recalls battering by Gillingham's Asaba and Taylor". The Press. York. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  8. ^ "Walsall break Reading hearts". BBC Sport. 27 May 2001. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  9. ^ "Clubman of the Year". York City F.C. Retrieved 30 January 2021.

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