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Andrew Barron

Personal information
Full nameAndrew Barron
Date of birth24 December 1980(age 35)
Place of birthInvercargill, New Zealand
Height1.78 m
Playing positionCentral Midfielder
Club information
Current clubRetired

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Andrew Barron (born 24 December 1980, in Invercargill) is a retired New Zealand association football player. Barron, naturally a central midfielder last played for Team Wellington in the New Zealand Football Championship and was also an All White who played at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, making him one of very few amateur All Whites in recent years.

On July 20, 2010: Andy Barron, the New Zealand investment banker who was the only amateur player to take the field at the World Cup, has retired from all football.

Midfielder Barron played the last four minutes of New Zealand’s 1-1 draw with Italy, receiving international attention as an odd man out among the world’s highest-paid footballers.


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