Pierce, Barry

Birth Date

13th August 1934





Biographical Text

Previously with Crystal Palace and Millwall, Barry Pierce spent the 1962/63 season with Exeter City having signed from York City. He later joined Salisbury City.

Originally on the books as an amateur with Everton, Barry was playing for Truro City when Crystal Palace manager Cyril Spiers gave him his chance in August 1955. Netting 23 goals in 85 league appearances during his time at Selhurst Park, he moved to Millwall in May 1959 where he added a further 17 goals from 46 league starts. After two seasons he switched to York City in July 1961. 

Released on a free transfer, and with Spiers now in charge at Exeter City, Barry arrived at St James’ Park in July 1962 and made his debut on the opening day of the season against Torquay United. Appearing in the first five games, he was then in-and-out of the team and finally totalled 28 league starts with four goals along the way before leaving the club in the summer of 1963 and signing for Salisbury City.

Barry died on 7 August 2020 aged 85.







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