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Adam Barrett
Full name Adam Nicholas Barrett
Nationality Eng England
Rovers apps (goals)a 90 (0)
Position Defender
Date of birth 29 November 1979 (Age 44)
in Dagenham
Height 5 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 stats[]

Season Club League
Apps Goals
1998–99 Leyton Orient 0 0
1998–99 Plymouth Argyle 1 0
1999–00 Plymouth Argyle 42 3
2000–01 Plymouth Argyle 9 0
2000–01 Mansfield Town 8 1
2001–02 Mansfield Town 29 0
2002–03 Bristol Rovers 45 1
2003–04 Bristol Rovers 45 4
2004–05 Southend United 43 11
2005–06 Southend United 45 3
2006–07 Southend United 28 3
2007–08 Southend United 45 6
2008–09 Southend United 45 2
2009–10 Southend United 41 2
2010–11 Crystal Palace 7 0
2010–11 Leyton Orient (loan) 14 0
2011–12 AFC Bournemouth 21 1
2012–13 Gillingham 43 1

Record against Rovers[]

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.

Date Club Venue Result Notes
23 August 2000 Plymouth Argyle Home Park 2–1 to Rovers League Cup first round, first leg.
Jon Beswetherick also played for Plymouth
5 September 2000 Plymouth Argyle Memorial Stadium 1–1 League Cup first round, second leg.
Jon Beswetherick also played for Plymouth
20 November 2001 Mansfield Town Memorial Stadium 1–0 to Mansfield Craig Disley also played for Mansfield
6 April 2002 Mansfield Town Field Mill 2–0 to Mansfield Craig Disley also played for Mansfield
27 August 2004 Southend United Memorial Stadium 2–1 to Rovers Scored an equalising goal after 71 minutes
15 February 2005 Southend United Memorial Stadium 2–1 to Southend Football League Trophy southern final, first leg
8 March 2005 Southend United Roots Hall 2–2 Football League Trophy southern final, second leg
1 April 2005 Southend United Roots Hall 2–0 to Southend
2 October 2007 Southend United Memorial Stadium 1–1
1 January 2008 Southend United Roots Hall 1–0 to Rovers
25 October 2008 Southend United Memorial Stadium 4–2 to Rovers
31 January 2009 Southend United Roots Hall 1–0 to Southend Booked after 75 minutes for a foul on Darryl Duffy
17 October 2009 Southend United Roots Hall 2–1 to Southend Booked during first half injury time
27 March 2010 Southend United Memorial Stadium 4–3 to Rovers Former Rovers loanee Pat Baldwin was also in the Southend lineup
15 September 2012 Gillingham Priestfield 4–0 to Gillingham
5 January 2013 Gillingham Memorial Stadium 2–0 to Gillingham