Player Info

  • Robert Barker

  • Born: 19th June 1847, Wouldham, Kent

  • Died: 11st November 1915, Watford aged 68

  • Position whilst with England: Goalkeeper/Forward

  • Clubs whilst with England: Herts Rangers

  • Normally a forward but in the very first international started between the sticks and was replaced by Maynard at half time because Alex Morten was unavailable for the match. Perhaps because of his size and maybe because of his rugby background of handling the ball, made him the next best choice for goalkeeper. A civil engineer on the railways by profession.

Match Statistics

    • Type
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Friendly
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Competitive
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • Away
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Total
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0

    Match Statistics

    Sources

    • An English Football Internationals' Who's Who by Douglas Lamming (Hutton Press 1990)
    • Association Football in Victorian England by Philip Gibbons (Minerva Press 2001)
    • England: Player by Player by Graham Betts (Green Umbrella Publishing 2006)
    • Birth Registration Sep 1847 Malling 5 328
    • Death Registration Dec 1915 Watford 3a 927
    • England's Who's Who by Tony Matthews (Pitch Publishing 2013)