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Graham Barrett
Nationality:Irl
Caps (goals):6 (2)
Rovers apps (gls)1:1 (0)
Date of birth:6 October 1981
Place of birth:Dublin
Height:5 ft 10 in
Position:Defender
Date joined:15 December 2000
Joined from:Arsenal
Date left:10 January 2001
1 League appearances and goals only.

Graham Barrett is a defender who played just once for Rovers, while on loan from Arsenal. While at Arsenal, he won the FA Youth Cup.

CareerEdit

Barrett started his career as a trainee at Premier League side Arsenal whom he made just two appearances as a professional on both occasions coming off the bench to replace Arsenal legend Thierry Henry. His only Gas appearance came against Stoke City. Rovers lost 3-0 as Barrett came off the bench to replace Mark Foran.

The 2001-02 season gave Barrett his first chance at regular football, first with Crewe Alexandra then Colchester United. He earned his first cap for the Republic of Ireland in 2002, coming off the bench against Finland, scoring in a 3-0 win. He was loaned out to Brighton & Hove Albion shortly after. His debut didn't go to plan as he was sent off in a 4-2 defeat.

In 2003 he joined Coventry City but failed to hold down a regular place in the first team during his two years at the club. He was sent on loan to Sheffield Wednesday towards the end of the 2004-05 season and to Livingston during the first half of the 2005-06 season. He suffered a serious knee ligament injury in 2006 leading to his release from Coventry at the end of the season.

He returned to Scotland at the start of the 2006-07 season, signing for Falkirk, but injuries forced him to sit out his first season there. In January 2009, Falkirk released him from his contract and he signed for St. Johnstone. He returned to Ireland in July 2009, signing for Shamrock Rovers in what was to be his swansong. He retired in 2010 due to a persistent knee injury. While at Shamrock Rovers he played alongside Gary Twigg, another former Bristol Rovers loanee.

Career statsEdit

SeasonClubLeague
AppsGoals
1999-00Arsenal 20
2000-01Bristol Rovers (loan)10
2001-02Crewe Alexandra (loan)30
2001-02Colchester United (loan)204
2002-03Brighton & Hove Albion (loan)301
2003-04Coventry City 312
2004-05Coventry City 244
2004-05Sheffield Wednesday (loan)61
2005-06Livingston (loan)60
2006-07Falkirk 00
2007-08Falkirk 336
2008-09Falkirk 152
2008-09St. Johnstone 91
2009Shamrock Rovers 101
2010Shamrock Rovers 100

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