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Malcolm Barrass
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Personal information
Full name Malcolm Williamson Barrass
Date of birth 13 December 1924 (1924-12-13) (age 85)
Place of birth    Blackpool, England
Playing position Midfielder/Defender
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Bolton Wanderers
Sheffield United
Wigan Athletic
Nuneaton Borough
291 (25)
018 0(0)
020 0(5)
00? 0(?)
00? 0(?)   
National team
1951-1953 England 003 0(0)
Teams managed
1958-1959 Wigan Athletic (player/manager)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Malcolm Williamson Barrass (born 13 December 1924 in Blackpool, England) is an English former professional footballer.

His father,[1] Matthew, was also a professional footballer. Malcolm was born in Blackpool during his father's spell with the town's club.

Malcolm's grandson - also named Matt - was also a professional player.[2]



Barrass started his career with Bolton Wanderers in 1944. He won his first England cap on 20 October 1951 when England fought out a 1-1 draw against Wales. His career included an appearance in the now-legendary "Matthews" FA Cup Final.

He became Wigan Athletic's player-manager on 1 August 1958, replacing Trevor Hitchen. He made just twenty Lancashire Combination League appearances for the Latics and scored five league goals before resigning on New Year's Day 1959. Jimmy Shirley took over the managerial reigns.

Personal life

Barrass married his wife, Joyce, on 7 June 1947. They celebrated their diamond anniversary in 2007.[3]


  1. ^ Ward, Andrew (1984). The Manchester City Story. Derby: Breedon. ISBN 0-907969-05-4.   p41
  2. ^ "End of the road for unlucky Matt". Bolton Evening News. 13 May 2005. Retrieved 26 March 2009.  
  3. ^ "Match made in heaven" -

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