Barnsley FC

The football club “Barnsley” is an English professional football club from the city of the same name in South Yorkshire. The club has spent most of its history in the second echelon of English football. For Barnsley there were many famous players. One of them was Tommy Taylor, who played for Barnsley and Manchester United and was killed in a Munich plane crash.

About the city: Barnsley is a city in the county of South Yorkshire (England), located on the river Dern (Eng.) 19 kilometers north of Sheffield, the largest city in South Yorkshire. Together with the surrounding settlements, the city is part of the municipal district of Barnsley and is its administrative center. In 2001, about 71,500 people lived in the city. In the past, Barnsley was the center of the coal industry and was famous for the production of glass. Barnsley is located near the M1, M62 and A1 highways. The municipal district after the 2001 census numbered 218,063 people. Within the city limits there were 71,599 inhabitants. The city is an industrial center for the extraction of coal. Barnsley has several glass processing plants. The city is known for its traditional brass bands, which are the most popular throughout the UK

The club currently serves in Football League 1, the third largest division in the system of football leagues in England. The club’s home stadium is Oakwell, which seats more than 23 thousand spectators.

The Barnsley Football Club was established in 1887. Since 1890, the team has played in the Sheffield and District League, and since 1895 in the Central Counties League (Midland League).

In 1898, Barnsley joined the Football League and for the next 10 years played in the Second Division. In 1910, the club reached the finals of the FA Cup, where it lost to Newcastle in a replay. In 1912, the club reached the final of the FA Cup again, where it won the West Bromwich Albion replay (1: 0), winning the trophy for the first and only time in its history.

After the First World War, when the competition resumed, it was decided to expand the First (top) Division from 20 teams to 22. Barnsley, who won the 3rd place in the Second Division in the 1914/15 season, counted on an increase in class, but as a result behind-the-scenes games, Arsenal, led by Henry Norris, later exposed in a corruption scandal, won a place in the top division.

In the 1921/22 season, the team did not have one goal scored (with points being equal, the goal difference was an additional indicator) in the fight against Stoke City for entering the top division. In the 30-50s, the club alternately acted in the second and third divisions, in the 60-70s – in the third and fourth. In the 80s and early 90s the club was able to return to the second division and gain a foothold in it.

Moment of the Barnsley and Leicester City match in the 1997/98 season, in Leicester’s blue, Robbie Savage.

In the 1996/97 season, Barnsley went to the Premier League for the first time in history, but flew out of it the following season. In subsequent years, the club flew into the second (third in force at the time) division, and its existence was at risk for some time, especially in 2002 after the collapse of ITV Digital. The then mayor of the city, Peter Doyle, saved the club from ruin by buying it out. Currently, the club is owned by businessman Patrick Krain.

In 2006, Barnsley beat the First League play-off final (the third-best division) at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff Swansea City on penalties (2: 2; 4: 3 pen.) And went to the Football League Championship England’s second-best division, this success was achieved under the guidance of trainer Andy Ritchie, who replaced Paul Hart.

In the 2006/07 season, the team struggled for survival, was in the relegation zone, Ritchie was replaced by Simon Davey, and as a result Barnsley managed to avoid relegation and take the saving 20th place. In the 2007/08 season, a team led by Davey beat Liverpool (2: 1) and Chelsea (1: 0) in the FA Cup and reached the semifinals of the tournament, losing to Cardiff City at Wembley with a score of 0: one. In the 2008/09 season, Barnsley barely escaped relegation, taking 20th place. At the beginning of the 2009/10 season, Simon Davey was dismissed and replaced by Mark Robins, who lasted 2 seasons. In the 2011/12 season, he remained in the Championship (21st place), as his neighbor in the table, Portsmouth, lost 10 points due to financial problems. The Barnsley trainer was Kate Hill.

In the 2012/13 season, “Barnsley” hung in the balance again – 21st place, and the coach had to be changed just before the new year – he was David Flitcroft. In the 2013/14 season, the Barnsley coach was replaced twice, but the proven recipe did not help – the “mutts” took 23rd place and dropped out in the third division by power – First League.

Oakwell is a multi-purpose sports venue in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. It is used as a home stadium for Barnsley Football Club and its reserve team for football matches.

O’Keewell usually refers to the main stadium, and there are a number of adjacent sports venues, including an indoor training ground, another stadium that can accommodate 2,000 spectators, and several training grounds for different teams in Bansley. , the campus facilities that make up Barnsley FC academy

Until 2003, O’Keewell and his adjoining vast land were all owned by Bansley, but in 2002 the team was taken over by debt restructuring, and the Barnsley City Council purchased the main stadium to allow the team to pay off its debts. Continue to stay in the English Football League.

The CK Beckett Stand, the South Stand, was commissioned before the 1995/96 season and is a large single-story covered grandstand with a capacity of 4,508 spectators behind the southern goal.

Founded in 1995, the CK Baker stand is the new name traditionally known as the Pontefract Road End or Ponty End, but some fans Still referred to as the “ORA Stand” by the old sponsors, it is also known as the “Van Damme Stand”.

This part of the course features a player gym, a club boutique, a ticket office and a club executive office. The design of the grandstand has been considered in the design of the grandstand. If it is necessary to increase the capacity of the stadium, it is not necessary to make major changes to the existing structure to build a second floor.

The West Stand is the only remaining original building of the Ogilvy Field. It was converted to a full seat in 1995 and can accommodate 4,752 spectators.

The grandstand is a two-story structure. Only the upper floor has a cover, but the pillars block the view of some seats. All the seats are old things in the early 1900s. The seats in the stands are acceptable, and the seats are wide. Although the equipment is outdated, the west stands are still Many fans watched the hot spot, although the lower level of the stands did not have a cover, but the unobstructed view was first class.

The top of the west grandstand is covered with Watt Tie, and there is a main TV broadcast room. It is necessary to set up a temporary staircase on the upper floor to climb. There is a player passage in the stands that leads to the facilities under the stands, but as the locker room moves to the North Stand, the player’s passage exits from the northwest corner to the lawn.

In the late 1990s, the owner of the stadium, Barnsley Football Club, considered rebuilding the West Stand due to the high number of visitors in consecutive quarters. However, with the financial reversal of the club, the stadium will eventually be sold for debt, and the new owners will be in the near future. There is also no plan to rebuild.

The North Stand is the newly built grandstand of the Ogilvy Field. It was built in the summer of 1999 and was launched in the 1999/2000 season. It is a large covered single-seat full-seat structure that can accommodate 6,000 spectators. The grandstand has a football college classroom, a player locker room and fitness facilities.

Since the North Stand is usually reserved for guest fans, it will rarely be full. Only the guest fans of Barnsley Wednesday, Derbyshire, Birmingham City and Sunderland in the 2006/07 season can fill the entire stand, fans of New Telan. More to occupy half of the West Stand. In the 2009/10 season, only fans of Barnsley and Newcastle United can sit in the grandstand.

When the North Stand started, the team had just dropped from the English Super League. It was planning to make a promotion. The construction cost of some of the youth academies included in the North Stand was as high as 4.5 million pounds. The automatic work has been controversial.

Funded by the Football Trust, the two-story East Stand was built in the fall of 1992 and completed in March 1993, replacing the original “Brewery Stand”. With a covered class stand, it can accommodate 7,492 spectators. NYP Architects with the North Stand and the Corner Stand design the East Stand. The grandstand equipment and wide seating space make Barnsley the first football team in South Yorkshire with an executive wing at the home court.

Since the Ao Kewei Stadium was built on a sloped land, the upper deck behind the East Stand was much higher than the lower level of the near lawn. The audience needed to climb more steps than expected. Fortunately, there were many lifts in the stands.

The Corner Stand was built in the summer of 1998 and was originally called The Welcome Windows Stand. This unusual three-story building offers more executive space and disability facilities for watching the game. . The entrances and exits of some floors are connected to the adjoining East Stand, which can accommodate 202 spectators, 91 of which are seats for disabled fans.


  • National competitions
  • FA-Cup. Or FA Cup: 1
  • 1911-1912
  • Third Division North: 3
  • 1933-1934, 1938-1939, 1954-1955
  • Football League Trophy: 1
  • 2015-2016
  • Other placings
  • FA-Cup. or Cup of England:
  • Finalist: 1910-1911
  • Semifinalist: 2007-2008
  • Second division English Championship:
  • Second place: 1914-1915, 1996-1997
  • Third place: 1921-1922
  • Third Division North:
  • Second place: 1953-1954
  • Fourth Division:
  • Second place: 1967-1968
  • Third Division:
  • Second place: 1980-1981
  • Football League One:
  • Victory play-off: 2005-2006, 2015-2016

Brief History

1892-93 – Founds the Sheffield League and participates as Barnsley St. Peter’s

1893-94 – Sheffield League Division Two

1895-96 – Enter the Midland League

1897 – Takes the name Barnsley

1897-98 – Milita in the Midland League. Also participates in the Yorkshire League

1898 – admitted to the Football League

1909-10 – FA Cup

1911-12 – The FA Cup wins

1921-22 – The promotion is missing due to the goal difference.

1932 – Relegated to the Division Three North

1933-34 – Wins the Football League Division Three North; Promoted to the Division Two

1938 – Relegated to the Division Three North

1938-39 – Wins the Football League Division Three North; Promoted to the Division Two

1939-40 – Football League suspended for the Second World War

1953 – Relegated Division Three North

1953-54 – Football League Division Three North

1954-55 – Wins the Football League Division Three North; Promoted to the Division Two

1959 – Relegated to the Division Three

1965 – Relegated to the Division Four

1967-68 – Promoted to the Division Three

1972 – Relegated to the Division Four

1978-79 – Promoted to the Division Three

1980-81 – Promoted to the Division Two

1990-91 – Not allowed to play-offs for goal difference

1992-93 – Admitted to the Division One of the FA Premiership

1996-97 – Promoted in the Premier League

1997-98 – Relegation in the Football League Division One

1999-00 – Not promoted after the playoffs. (Semi-final – Birmingham City 0 Barnsley 4, Barnsley 1 Birmingham City 2, Agg 5-2 Finale – Barnsley 2 Ipswich Town 4 to Wembley.)

2002 – Relegation to the Division Two

2004-05 – Division One reorganization, admitted to the Championship Football League One

2005-06 – Promoted to the Football League One after winning the play-offs. Championship finished in 5th place in the standings. (Semifinal – Barnsley 0 Huddersfield Town 1, Huddersfield Town 1 Barnsley 3, Agg 3-2 Finals – Swansea City 2 Barnsley 2 (Extra Times). (Barnsley wins 4-3 after penalties at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. )