Adam Barrett
Full nameAdam Nicholas Barrett
NationalityEng England
Rovers apps (goals)a90 (0)
Date of birth29 November 1979 (Age 37)
in Dagenham
Height5 ft 10 in
1 July 2002 from Mansfield Town
30 June 2004 to join Southend United
Senior clubs
Leyton Orient
Plymouth Argyle
Mansfield Town
Bristol Rovers
Southend United
Crystal Palace
Leyton Orient
AFC Bournemouth
a League appearances and goals only
Last updated by Gasheadsteve on 30/04/2013

Adam Barrett is a defender who spent two years with Rovers between 2002 and 2004. He was signed on a free transfer from Mansfield Town by Rovers manager Ray Graydon, and during his spell with the Pirates he made 99 first team appearances in all competitions, 90 of those in the league. Interestingly, he started in all 99 of those games, and never came on as a sub. He scored a total of six goals for Rovers – five in the league and once in the FA Cup.

At the end of his time with Rovers the management at the club had changed and new gaffer Ian Atkins saw no place for Barrett in the club's future. He was released at the end of the 2003-04 season, and he joined Southend United, the club he supported as a child, on a free transfer.


Adam's first club was Leyton Orient, where he was a trainee. He was promoted to the first team squad in 1998, but was allowed to leave on a free transfer after a year without making any appearances for the club. He joined Plymouth Argyle from Orient in February 1999 and played in 52 league games for the Pilgrims in just under two years. In December 2000 Mansfield Town paid £10,000 to bring him to Field Mill, from where he joined Rovers in 2002.

After joining Southend in 2004 Adam was an immediate success, and scored an impressive eleven goals from the centre of defence in his first year, earning himself the club's player of the year award in the process. He remained a Southend player, and a firm fans' favourite for six years. In the summer of 2010 he was signed by Crystal Palace, but after making just seven league appearances in his first eight months in London he was loaned out to Leyton Orient. Unsurprisingly, after failing to establish himself with Palace, he was again on the move the following summer, signing for AFC Bournemouth in July 2011 on a two-year deal. Midway through his contract with The Cherries he was signed by Gillingham on a free transfer.

Career statsEdit

1998–99Leyton Orient 00
1998–99Plymouth Argyle 10
1999–00Plymouth Argyle 423
2000–01Plymouth Argyle 90
2000–01Mansfield Town 81
2001–02Mansfield Town 290
2002–03Bristol Rovers 451
2003–04Bristol Rovers 454
2004–05Southend United 4311
2005–06Southend United 453
2006–07Southend United 283
2007–08Southend United 456
2008–09Southend United 452
2009–10Southend United 412
2010–11Crystal Palace 70
2010–11Leyton Orient (loan)140
2011–12AFC Bournemouth 211
2012–13Gillingham 431

Record against RoversEdit

Adam Barrett has played against Rovers sixteen times. Two of those games were for each of Gillingham, Plymouth and Mansfield and ten were for Southend. He has won eight times, drawn three and lost five.

23 August 2000Plymouth ArgyleHome Park2–1 to RoversLeague Cup first round, first leg.
Jon Beswetherick also played for Plymouth
5 September 2000Plymouth ArgyleMemorial Stadium1–1League Cup first round, second leg.
Jon Beswetherick also played for Plymouth
20 November 2001Mansfield TownMemorial Stadium1–0 to MansfieldCraig Disley also played for Mansfield
6 April 2002Mansfield TownField Mill2–0 to MansfieldCraig Disley also played for Mansfield
27 August 2004Southend UnitedMemorial Stadium2–1 to RoversScored an equalising goal after 71 minutes
15 February 2005Southend UnitedMemorial Stadium2–1 to SouthendFootball League Trophy southern final, first leg
8 March 2005Southend UnitedRoots Hall2–2Football League Trophy southern final, second leg
1 April 2005Southend UnitedRoots Hall2–0 to Southend
2 October 2007Southend UnitedMemorial Stadium1–1
1 January 2008Southend UnitedRoots Hall1–0 to Rovers
25 October 2008Southend UnitedMemorial Stadium4–2 to Rovers
31 January 2009Southend UnitedRoots Hall1–0 to SouthendBooked after 75 minutes for a foul on Darryl Duffy
17 October 2009Southend UnitedRoots Hall2–1 to SouthendBooked during first half injury time
27 March 2010Southend UnitedMemorial Stadium4–3 to RoversFormer Rovers loanee Pat Baldwin was also in the Southend lineup
15 September 2012GillinghamPriestfield4–0 to Gillingham
5 January 2013GillinghamMemorial Stadium2–0 to Gillingham

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