Scottish flag Barry Nicholson

Born24 August 1978, Dumfries
NationalityScottish
Weight68 kg
Height1.73 m
PositionMidfielder

Barry signed for Scottish giants Rangers in July 1995 but, although he made a handful of senior appearances at Ibrox, he was never able to win a regular place in the line-up.

He elected to move on in the 2000 close season, signing for Dunfermline Athletic for whom he has been a regular in the first team.

Having been previously capped by Scotland at Under-21 level, he stepped up to win his first full cap in the friendly with Poland in April 2001.

Earlier in his career, Barry appeared at right back but in recent seasons he has made the switch to a role on the right-hand side of midfield.

Barry joined Preston North End in July 2008 with a two-year contract that was extended to June 2013 in May 2011 before he was made available for transfer in May 2012.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Rangers Scottish League Cup 1
1999-00 Rangers Scottish Premier League
2
1999-00 Rangers UEFA Champions League
2
1
2000-01 Dunfermline Athletic Scottish FA Cup 4
1
1
2000-01 Dunfermline Athletic Scottish League Cup 3
1
2000-01 Dunfermline Athletic Scottish Premier League 36
3
6
2001-02 Dunfermline Athletic Scottish FA Cup 2
1
2001-02 Dunfermline Athletic Scottish League Cup 2
1
2001-02 Dunfermline Athletic Scottish Premier League 36
1
7
3
1
2002-03 Dunfermline Athletic Scottish League Cup 2
1
2002-03 Dunfermline Athletic Scottish Premier League 22
3
3
2004-05 Dunfermline Athletic Scottish Premier League 26
1
3
4
2004-05 Dunfermline Athletic UEFA Cup 1
2008-09 Preston North End Carling Cup 1
2008-09 Preston North End FA Cup
1
2008-09 Preston North End League Championship 27
10
3
2
2008-09 Preston North End League Championship Play-Offs 1
1
2009-10 Preston North End Carling Cup 1
1
2009-10 Preston North End League Championship 3
1
1
2010-11 Preston North End FA Cup 1
2010-11 Preston North End League Championship 18
4
4
2
2011-12 Preston North End Carling Cup
1
2011-12 Preston North End FA Cup 2
1
2011-12 Preston North End Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2011-12 Preston North End League One 22
8
2
3
2012-13 Fleetwood Town Capital One Cup 1
2012-13 Fleetwood Town FA Cup 1
2012-13 Fleetwood Town Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2012-13 Fleetwood Town League Two 18
12
2
7


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
28 Jul 1999 FC Haka v Rangers W 1-4 UEFA Champions League 2nd qualifying round 1st leg
04 Aug 1999 Rangers v FC Haka W 3-0 UEFA Champions League 2nd qualifying round 2nd leg
01 Dec 1999 Aberdeen v Rangers L 1-0 Scottish League Cup Quarter-final
15 Feb 2000 St Johnstone v Rangers D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
18 Mar 2000 Rangers v Motherwell W 6-2 Scottish Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Rangers 03 Jul 1995 02 Aug 2000
Dunfermline Athletic 02 Aug 2000 01 Jun 2005
Aberdeen 01 Jun 2005 31 May 2008
Preston North End 03 Jul 2008 13 Jul 2012
Fleetwood Town 13 Jul 2012 30 Jun 2013

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Scotland UEFA Under-18 1
2
1998-99 Scotland UEFA Under-21
1
1998-99 Scotland Under-21 2
1999-00 Scotland UEFA Under-21 4
2000-01 Scotland International 1
2001-02 Scotland FIFA World Cup 1
2003-04 Scotland B International 1
2004-05 Scotland International 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
15 Oct 1996 Scotland v Lithuania D 1-1 UEFA U18 Group 1
17 Oct 1996 Scotland v Wales W 2-1 UEFA U18 Group 1
19 Oct 1996 Netherlands v Scotland L 2-1 UEFA U18 Group 1
27 Apr 1999 Germany v Scotland L 2-1 U21
04 Jun 1999 Scotland v Northern Ireland D 1-1 U21
08 Jun 1999 Czech Republic v Scotland L 3-2 UEFA U21 Group 9
04 Sep 1999 Bosnia-Herzegovina v Scotland W 2-5 UEFA U21 Group 9
07 Sep 1999 Estonia v Scotland W 0-4 UEFA U21 Group 9
05 Oct 1999 Scotland v Bosnia-Herzegovina W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 9
08 Oct 1999 Scotland v Lithuania L 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 9
25 Apr 2001 Poland v Scotland D 1-1 International
06 Oct 2001 Scotland v Latvia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
21 Oct 2003 Scotland v Germany L 0-1 B International
17 Nov 2004 Scotland v Sweden L 1-4 International


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.