Barry Fry

Barry Fry

Former Professional Footballer, Football Manager, After Dinner Speaker, Guest Apperances

Barry Francis Fry is a well known character in the world of football.

A former Manchester United apprentice as a winger, his playing career involved brief spells with Bolton Wanderers, Luton Town and Leyton Orient, before he retired prematurely due to injury.

He has managed Dunstable Town, Bedford Town, Maidstone United, Southend United, Barnet, Birmingham City and, most recently, Peterborough United, Fry is currently director of football at Peterborough. Fry´s many and often erratic dealings in the transfer market led to lifelong Birmingham City supporter Jasper Carrott claiming Fry "was probably trying to sort out the unemployment problem single-handed!".

In a game against Huddersfield Town in 1995, Birmingham City took the lead, and Fry memorably leapt from the dugout and charged down the length of the touchline flailing his arms around like a windmill, before leaping into a commentators booth. Such antics were rarely seen when matches were not being shown on television.

Fry was often renowned for his attacking brand of football, although his tactics often meant his teams conceded as many goals as they scored.

Barry certainly has a lot to say and is really popular on the after dinner circuit.

To hire Barry Fry ex professional footballer and football manager as the football after dinner speaker or top table guest for your next event please “enquire now” or call us on 01522 508355

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