Redwood, Barry

Birth Date

11th September 1946


Torquay, Devon



Biographical Text

Barry Redwood, an apprentice from Newton Abbot, made two first first-team appearances for Exeter City before a head injury finished his career. His son Toby made around twenty league appearances for the Grecians in the early 1990s.

Barry signed from Newton Abbot Spurs in May 1962 and was an apprentice with the Grecians playing in the reserves in 1963-64 and 1964-65. Having appeared in the Football League Cup against Hull City on 25 September 1963, his only Football League appearance was in City’s 2-1 defeat at Brentford in October 1964 a month after signing a full contract with the club. In March 1965 it was announced that he had to give up playing following a head injury sustained in a Western League fixture at Bridport. The blow had affected his eyesight and if he continued playing he could have suffered permanent damage. Barry was granted a testimonial match with Swindon Town providing the opposition in April 1965.


Football League 1; Football League Cup 1 (2)



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