Player Info

  • Robert Barker

  • Born: 19th June 1847, Wouldham, Kent
  • Died: 11th November 1915, Watford aged 68
  • England Career: 1872
  • Positions whilst with England: Goalkeeper
  • Clubs whilst with England: Herts Rangers
  • Notes: Normally a forward, but because Alex Morten was unavailable for the first international match, Barker started between the sticks for the first half until swapping places with Maynard at half time. 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.

England Career Statistics

England Match Statistics

    • Match Type
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Friendly
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Competitive
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • Home, Away or Neutral
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Away
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Match Result
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Drawn
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Playing Positions
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Goalkeeper
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Total
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0

England Managers

    • Manager
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Committee
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0

    England Team Mates (Top 10)

    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)

    Match List