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Jim Barron

Jim Barron
Personal information
Full nameJames Barron
Date of birth (1943-10-19) 19 October 1943 (age 70)
Place of birthTantobie, England
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Club information
Current clubNorthampton Town
(First-team coach)
Youth career
Newcastle West End
Senior career*
1961–1965Wolverhampton Wanderers8(0)
1966–1970Oxford United152(0)
1970–1974Nottingham Forest155(0)
1974–1977Swindon Town79(0)
1977Connecticut Bicentennials10(0)
1977–1981Peterborough United21(0)
Teams managed
1984Wolverhampton Wanderers (caretaker)
1988–1989Cheltenham Town
2001Birmingham City (joint caretaker)
2006–2007Northampton Town (joint caretaker)
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* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jim Barron (born 19 October 1943) is an English former footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He played over 400 games in the Football League for a number of clubs over a twenty-year career.


Barron began his playing career at Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1961. After time in the reserves, he made his league debut on 30 November 1963 in a goalless draw with Everton. He managed 7 starts in the 1963–64 season, deputising for Fred Davies, but apart from a solitary appearance the following season, these proved his only games for the club.

He moved to Chelsea in 1965 but found opportunities just as limited. It was only when he joined lower league Oxford United the following year that he gained regular football.

He went on to serve both Oxford and his subsequent club, Nottingham Forest, over 150 times each. He also had accomplished spells at Swindon Town, Connecticut Bicentennials and Peterborough United during a twenty-year professional career.

Barron is currently a first-team coach at League One Northampton Town, and was appointed as joint caretaker manager on 20 December 2006, following the resignation of John Gorman.[1] After the appointment of Stuart Gray as new manager in January 2007, Barron reverted to his role as a first team coach.

He had previously stepped into similar roles at both Wolverhampton Wanderers and Birmingham City, and had been permanent manager of Cheltenham Town in 1988–89.


External links

  • Template:Soccerbase (manager)
  • Profile at
  • Connecticut Bicentennials stats

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