Warren Barton Biography
Warren Barton became involved with the SRtRC campaign in 1999, when he was a full-back with Newcastle United FC, attending his first event. Warren became a SRtRC Honorary Patron and has attended over 15 SRtRC events. At Newcastle United he became the PFA representative and was able to promote the campaign to fellow professionals at the club. Warren also had some experiences that he was able to share with young people at educational events from his playing career, including when he was representing England for the first time at Lansdowne Road against the Republic of Ireland in 1995. At this game rioting began in the stands, started by extreme-right political party supporters after half an hour. The game had to be abandoned.
Warren began his career at Maidstone United, making over 40 league appearances for the club before joining Wimbledon FC in 1990. He made over 180 appearances for the Crazy Gang, before being sold to Newcastle United for a record fee for a defender in 1995. Warren stayed with the club for six years and enjoyed some great times there, including the 1998 cup final. However, after over 160 league appearances for NUFC, he was sold to Derby County. Later he returned to Wimbledon, before going to Dagenham & Redbridge FC where he was involved in some coaching of the squad.
Warren Barton now works as a pundit for Fox Sports, covering football in the USA and until recently was the Under-18 coach for the LA Galaxy team. He was inducted into the SRtRC Hall of Fame in 2004 and we look forward to working with Warren again in the future.