Gary Barnett, Barry Town’s successful player-manager, is the next inductee to the Welsh Premier League’s Hall of Fame.
Although only five foot six inches in height, the midfielder joined Barry in 1996 after gaining rich experience in the English leagues with Oxford United, Fulham, Huddersfield and Leyton Orient.
Barnett was a key member of Barry’s first title-winning side in 1995/96 and after being appointed player-manager in 1996, the success continuted at Jenner Park.
He won another three league Championships with Barry – four consecutive titles in all – and five cups, as well as playing in many memborable European ties.
Barnett played over 130 games for Barry, scoring many important goals for the club and Welsh football fans will surely remember that Barnett’s time with Barry was the club’s golden age.
On this day in 2006, Wales played a friendly match against a Basque XI in Bilbao.