Redders Retires!

Last updated : 08 March 2007 By Alastair Limb (tykesmad)
Barnsley Football Club legend Neil Redfearn has retired from the playing game at the grand old age of 41. Redfearn had been a cult-hero at Oakwell over the eight years he spent at the club, one of which was spent in the Premiership.

Redfearn played for fifteen clubs over his 25 year career. These include: Bolton Wanderers, Lincoln City, Doncaster Rovers, Crystal Palace, Watford, Oldham Athletic, Barnsley, Charlton Athletic, Bradford City, Wigan Athletic, Halifax Town, Boston United, Rochdale, Scarborough and finished his long, illustrious career at Bradford Park Avenue. Overall he played 877 league games, scoring 179 goals including 71 in Barnsley colours.

He has retired to focus on his managerial career. He has already had managerial experience at Scarborough, albeit not a very successful spell which saw Scarborough relegated to Conference North. He made his 1000th competitive appearance on 4 November 2006, when Bradford Park Avenue faced Solihull Borough in the 2nd qualifying round of the FA Trophy.

Redfearn is considered possibly one of the best players ever to pull on a Red shirt and it is expected to see him back at Oakwell, maybe as manager, assistant manager or coach...who knows? But what we do know is, Neil Redfearn has led a very long, successful and brilliant career.

Neil Redfearn - Forever A Barnsley FC Legend
25 years
15 clubs