JOINED: October 1958

FIRST MATCH: 08/11/1958 vs Trowbridge Town (H)



LEFT CITY: July 1965


Although hailing from Southampton, Dave Barrett joined the Arsenal ground staff upon leaving school. During his apprenticeship he became a prolific goal scorer for the youth team and gained a place in the reserves. However, Arsenal were forced to reduce their professional staff and Barrett signed for City whilst on his national service in Aldershot. Amazingly with his talent and goal scoring ability Barrett never went on to play in the Football League. With exquisite ball control and tremendous pace, he was terrifically exciting to watch. He was a key member of what was probably Guildford City’s best ever side. Barrett was Guildford’s top scorer in five out of his seven seasons at the club, and old supporters would often say he was the perfect foil for the more robust John Stevens. Barrett was never short of family support at home matches as his wife Brenda used to work in the tea hut overlooking the pitch. Still aged just 25, Barrett rather surprisingly moved on in 1965 to fellow Southern League club Cambridge United.