Barnsley Football Club is saddened to learn of the recent passing of our former player Martin Gorry (68).
A player who emerged through the youth system at Oakwell, left-back Martin Gorry had an impressive start to life as a professional, going on to make 34 league appearances for the Reds before - in 1977 - a move to Newcastle United at just 21-years-old.
The Derby-born defender made just one appearance for the Geordies, but enjoyed a spell at another North East outfit, Hartlepool United where he was named the club's Player of the Year for 1979.
Gorry emigrated to New Zealand a couple of years later and became a legendary figure with Rotorua City, playing in his adopted homeland up until 1991.
Martin passed away in Rotorua earlier this month. As a Club, our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.
Martin Gorry | Alumni Number 786
Once A Red, Always A Red