Barber, Stan

Birth Date

28th May 1908


Wallsend, Norfthumberland



Biographical Text

An ever-present during the 1931 FA Cup run Stan Barber played for Exeter City between 1930 and 1934. He joined the club from Bristol City and later played for Brighton and Hove Albion. He was also a constant and forceful presence in the Exeter team that finished as runners-up in Division Three (South) in 1932/33.

Stan was playing for Wallsend in the North Eastern League when he was invited to sign his first professional contract for Newcastle United in 1927. Remaining with the Magpies for three seasons he made a single league appearance before signing for Bristol City where he played 23 league matches ahead of joining for Exeter in the summer of 1930.

Making his debut for the Grecians in a 3-0 home defeat against Bristol Rovers, Stan became a regular in the side and played throughout the momentous FA Cup run in 1931 as well as appearing thirty-six times when City finished runners-up in the league in 1932/33. 

He moved on to sign for Brighton and Hove Albion in the summer of 1934 but failed to make the first-team at the Goldstone Ground.

Stan Barber died in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1984.







Mike Blackstone

After retiring from playing, Stan moved back to his native Tyneside to live. 

Allowed tags: <p>, <a>, <em>, <strong>, <ul>, <ol>, <li>