Barnsley Football Club is a professional football team in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. It is currently playing in the English Football League. Founded in 1877, formerly known as Barnsley St. Peter’s, nicknamed “Tykes”. The team’s highest achievement was to defeat West Bromwich 1-0 on April 24, 1912 to win the FA Cup.

Barnsley has been in the low-level league for a long time. The last time he was promoted to the top league was in 1997, but he only returned to the secondary league after a game season. However, Barnsley has occasionally performed well in the Cup. In the 2007/2008 FA Cup, Barnsley has eliminated two strong teams from Liverpool and Chess and reached the final four.

Barnsley is a city in England, located in the metropolitan county of South Yorkshire, in the north of the country.

It is located on Dearne, 19 km north of Sheffield, 27 km south of Leeds and 23 km west of Doncaster. Barnsley is surrounded by several localities with which it forms the Barnsley Metropolitan District, of which it is the principal city and administrative center. It had about 73,500 inhabitants in 2001.

Short facts

Their biggest success so far was on April 24, 1912, when they beat West Bromwich Albion on the FA Cup finals at 1-0 on Bramall Lane. Already in 1910, they were finalists, but in Goodison Park they defeated Newcastle United.

Barnsley spent several seasons in his second class as any other English club. Many talents have been created who later succeeded in getting bigger success with larger clubs. The most famous of them was Tommy Taylor, who at the beginning of the 1950s was one of the most prolific battles of the Kuvas. Later, Manchester United was awarded two championship titles with the Red Devils, and then lost his life in tragic circumstances in the Munich catastrophe. Taylor was certified as a world record for £ 29,999 in Manchester.

In 2006, the team reached the second class after finishing 4-3 with Swansea City finals in the playoff final. In 2008, in the FA Cup, Liverpool and Chelsea were also pronounced, but then snatched from Cardiff City to the semi-finals.


Since the foundation of the Guard, he has been playing his home games in Oakwell, which accommodates 23,009 spectators. Although the Oakwell name refers to the main stadium, it also includes an indoor training ground and a smaller 2200-seat stadium. Barnsley’s age-old troops and reserveists use these. Oakwell is also referred to as “The Barn”. Until 2003, the stadium and its other facilities were owned by Barnsley, but after the 2002 bankruptcy procedure they were forced to sell them to the city council.


Barnsley is a team that competes in the second level tournament more than any other team in history and has produced a lot of talent to succeed in other teams. For example, Tommy Taylor, Barnsley’s outstanding goalscorer in the early 1950s, then moved to Manchester United and won two league titles (as well as scored 16 goals in 19 England appearances). ) before dying at the Munich disaster. Taylor’s deal to Manchester United reached a record of £ 29,999.

The past

Barnsley was founded in 1887 by pastor Tiverton Pleedy, competing in Sheffield and District League since 1890 and then the Midland League since 1895. They joined the Football League in 1898, and struggled in Division Two in 10 first year for financial reasons. In 1910, the club reached the FA Cup final, and lost to Newcastle United in the replay. However, they went back to the 1912 FA Cup final and beat West Bromwich Albion 1–0 in the replay to be the first and only time to present this tournament.

When the season restarted after World War I, the 1919-20 season brought significant changes to the tournament. The big difference is that the First Division team increased from 20 to 22 teams. The last team in last season was Tottenham Hotspur and they were relegated. The first additional position in the First Division belonged to Chelsea, when they came in second from the bottom and were also in the relegation group. Derby County and Preston North End were promoted from the Second Division. so there is still a lack of a team. Ending last season in the Second Division in third place (1914–15), Barnsley was full of hope to take first place in the First Division history, but instead the Football League suggested the teams vote. elected. Henry Norris, who later became Arsenal’s president, moved the Woolwich Arsenal team from north of the River Thames to Highbury, and needed the First Division to attract fans to their new home. He then did some shady things, including being accused of bribing some teams to support Arsenal. They won the vote and Barnsley had to bury himself in the second level of English football for another eight decades.

However, from the early years the team had a very close chance to play at the highest level, such as in 1922, they lost their promotion when losing only one goal in the goal difference. From the 30s to the 50s of the twentieth century they went up and down in the Second Division and the Third Division, and in the 60s and 70s they floated in the Third Division and the Fourth Division, unable to even create a miracle to compete. at the top two levels of English football.

From the 1980s to the early 1990s, the club flourished, promoted and once again stood in Division Two as they did in the first period of club history, gradually gaining ground. What can compete for the first time to play at the highest level of English football.

Modern times

For more than a decade Barnsley has experienced many ups and downs. By the end of the 1996-97 season, Barnsley had for the first time in history to play at the highest level of English football. However, they relegated the following season even though they tried hard to stay relegated.

The following years Barnsley failed to play, as the rankings fell to Division Two and financial problems threatened the club’s existence. Barnsley suffered heavy losses due to the ITV Digital crisis, leading to bankruptcy in 2002. Thanks to Peter Doyle, a man who later became mayor of Barnsley, the club avoided bankruptcy. Doyle then left the club, handing over to Gordon Shepherd and local businessman Patrick Cryne. And there are also constantly changing coaches, sometimes up to 10 coaches in 10 years.

Barnsley had a chance to play the play-off final at Wembley before the yard was closed for repairs, in 2006, the team won the play-off final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, where they defeated Swansea City 4–3 on penalties (2–2 after 2 extra innings) to rank up in the Championship. The coach at the time was Andy Ritchie, who was leading the first season at Barnsley to replace Paul Hart.

The team struggled in the first season back to the Championship. In November 2006, when Barnsley was in the relegation area, Ritchie was fired and replaced by Simon Davey. Davey helped the team escape the danger zone in the second half of the season, finishing in the 20th place. The next season, Barnsley with many changes had the FA Cup history journey, defeating the giant of Premier League Liverpool 2–1 at Anfield and defending champions Chelsea 1–0 to reach the semi-finals since 1912, however, they took a close defeat 1–0 against Cardiff City at Wembley.

Barnsley that season avoided a relegation from the Championship. After a failed start to the 2009–10 season, Simon Davey was fired and former Rotherham United manager Mark Robins came to power.

After the difficult 2010-11 season, in May 2011, Mark Robins resigned due to financial problems. He was replaced by Rochdale coach Keith Hill and assistant David Flitcroft. Barnsley ended the 2011–12 season as one of the only two teams to make a profit in the Football Championship, ironically they stayed because Portsmouth were deducted 10 points for bankruptcy. The next season, the club’s performance has not improved, Keith Hill was dismissed just before the new year. David Flitcroft became the interim manager, and after a series of improvement matches (combined with Sean O ‘ Driscoll and Terry Butch refused to take over the club), he was long believed in the position of coach.