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Barry Wallace (footballer)

Personal information
Place of birthLondon, England
Place of deathLenexa, Kansas, United States
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing positionDefender

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Barry Wallace (April 17, 1959 - October 17, 2006) was an English football (soccer) defender who played professionally in the Football League, North American Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League. After his retirement from playing, Wallace spent the rest of his life coaching youth soccer teams.

In 1975, Wallace signed with Queens Park Rangers at the age of sixteen. He spent two seasons in the QPR youth system before graduating to the first team in 1977. He played twenty-five first team games over three seasons. In 1980, he moved to the United States to sign with the Tulsa Roughnecks of the North American Soccer League. He remained with the Roughnecks until traded to the Minnesota Strikers during the 1984 season. He finished the 1984 outdoor season with the Strikers, then began the 1984-1985 indoor season in Minnesota before being sent to the Wichita Wings in January 1985. On October 20, 1987, Wallace signed as a free agent with the Kansas City Comets. In June 1988, Wallace returned to outdoor soccer with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the American Soccer League. He rejoined the Comets as a free agent in January 1989. In June 1989, he moved to the Tulsa Renegades of the Southwest Outdoor Soccer League. At the time, Wallace lived in Tulsa. In July 1989, Wallace signed as a free agent with the Tacoma Stars of MISL. He joined the team at the end of the SOSL playoffs in August. On December 23, 1989, the Stars traded Wallace to the Kansas City Comets in exchange for Kia and Gerry Gray. The Comets released Wallace at the end of the season. In January 1991, he signed with the Tulsa Renegades which were in the midst of the 1990-91 Sunbelt Independent Soccer League season. In December 1991, he moved to the Tulsa Ambush of the National Professional Soccer League. In 1993, he played for the Tulsa Roughnecks in the USISL. In December 1994, the Wichita Wings signed Wallace to a short term contract after the team was decimated by injuries. In 1995, he returned to the Tulsa Roughnecks. He finished his professional career with the Roughnecks during the 1996 USISL outdoor season.

Wallace died from cancer in Kansas in 2006.

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