Barry Douglas facts for kids
Douglas with Lech Poznań in 2013
|Full name||Barry James Douglas|
|Date of birth||4 September 1989|
|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Height||5 feet 9 inches (1.76 m)|
|Playing position||Left-back, left wing-back|
|Current club||Lech Poznań|
|2014||→ Lech Poznań II||1||(0)|
|2020–2021||→ Blackburn Rovers (loan)||30||(0)|
† Appearances (Goals).
After playing for Queen's Park and Dundee United in Scotland, he joined Polish club Lech Poznań in 2013, where he won the 2014–15 Ekstraklasa title. He signed for Konyaspor in Turkey in 2016, after which he joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2017. Douglas enjoyed a successful season with Wolves, winning the 2017–18 EFL Championship and making his full international debut. He joined Leeds United in July 2018, where he won the 2019–20 EFL Championship under Manager Marcelo Bielsa.
Douglas was born in Glasgow and raised in the city's Pollok district. He played for Livingston's youth teams, but was released at the age of sixteen because he was considered "too small". He then spent a year out of football before joining Queen's Park, becoming part of their first team squad in 2008. He made his senior debut in August 2008 in a Scottish Second Division match against Stranraer, and went on to become a first team regular for Queen's Park, playing for the amateur club part-time while also working as a refrigeration engineer and serving an apprenticeship in the trade. His performances saw him linked with a number of professional clubs, despite Queen's Park being relegated to the Third Division in 2009. Douglas continued to impress at the lower level, scoring nine goals from his full-back position during the 2009–10 season. He finished the season as Queen's Park's top scorer.
On 20 June 2010, he signed professionally with Scottish Premier League club Dundee United. His debut for his new club came in August of that year, as a substitute against Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the SPL. He spent three seasons at Tannadice; the player signed by United to replace him in the position, Andrew Robertson, also moved from Queen's Park, leading to disputes between the clubs as Dundee United had used the amateur status of Queen's Park and Douglas to avoid paying a transfer fee, and attempted to do the same with Robertson.
On 28 May 2013, Douglas signed a two-year deal with Polish club Lech Poznań. He made his debut against Widzew Łódź in a 1–0 win on 29 September 2013. His first goal for the club came on 3 August 2014, from a freekick in a 3–2 defeat against Wisła Kraków. He scored a freekick on 6 March 2015 against Jagiellonia Białystok in a 2–0 victory, before scoring another on 22 March in a 2–1 win over Wisła Kraków.
He played 27 times as Lech won the Polish league championship in 2014–15, and the subsequent Super Cup. He scored from another freekick for Poznań in the UEFA Champions League qualification phase against FK Sarajevo on 22 July 2015. He made 75 appearances in all competitions for the club, scoring 5 goals.
Douglas signed for Turkish Süper Lig team Konyaspor in January 2016. He played his first league match against Galatasaray on 6 February 2016. With Konyaspor, Douglas reached the 2016–17 Turkish Cup final and played the full game as they defeated İstanbul Başakşehir on penalties. He played 45 times in all competitions during his spell, including four games in the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League.
On 1 July 2017, he was signed by manager Nuno Espírito Santo for English Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee on a two-year deal with a year's option in the club's favour. He made his debut for the club on 5 August 2017 in a 1–0 win against Middlesbrough at Molineux. He scored his first goal a week later, in a 2–0 win away against Derby County. On 22 November 2017, Douglas scored a long range freekick in a 4–1 win against Leeds United. He was nominated for the EFL Championship Player of The Month award for November 2017.
Douglas picked up a winner's medal during the 2017–18 EFL Championship with Wolves winning the league, contributing five goals and 14 assists from the left back position. His tally of assists also saw him finish joint-top (with Robert Snodgrass) of the relevant charts in the EFL Championship.
On 28 July 2018, EFL Championship side Leeds United signed Douglas for an undisclosed fee (roughly £3 million) on a 3 year contract. He was given the number 3 shirt for the season. He made his debut and got an assist in the opening game of the 2018–19 season on 5 August 2018 against Stoke City at Elland Road in a 3–1 win. Douglas had injury problems in the beginning of 2019, which resulted in him missing several games, which saw Gjanni Alioski slot into his left back position whilst out injured, and on 30 March, Douglas, in obvious distress, played through a ruptured knee ligament, as all three substitutes had been used, in a tightly fought 3–2 win over Millwall. The injury ruled the Scot out for the remainder of the season, including playoffs.
During an injury-hit 2018–19 season, Douglas played 27 games in all competitions, making 5 assists. Leeds finished the regular season in third place, dropping out of the automatic promotion places with three games left after a defeat to ten-man Wigan Athletic on 19 April. With Douglas' season already ended by injury, Leeds lost to Derby County in the playoff semi-finals.
After three months out injured, Douglas returned from injury on 10 July in a pre-season friendly 5–0 win against York City. He started the season as Leeds' first choice left back, but after a series of injuries, he found himself out of the side behind Gjanni Alioski. After an impressive half time substitute appearance against West Bromwich Albion on 1 January 2020, head coach Marcelo Bielsa said Douglas would start against Premier League side Arsenal in the third round of the F.A. Cup. Douglas played the full 90 minutes of the cup tie, which Arsenal won 1–0 but was substituted for Alioski during Sheffield Wednesday's late win at Elland Road on 11 January.
After the English professional football season was paused in March 2020 due to Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on association football, the season was resumed during June, where Douglas earned promotion with Leeds to the Premier League and also become the EFL Championship Champions for the 2019–20 season in July after the successful resumption of the season.
Douglas was loaned to Championship club Blackburn Rovers on 16 October 2020 until the end of the 2020–21 season.
In May 2021, he was released by Leeds at the expiry of his contract.
Return to Lech Poznań
On 2 July 2021, Douglas returned to Poland, signing a 2-year contract with Lech Poznań.
Style of play
In August 2019, Douglas was one of the main stars of Leeds United documentary 'Take Us Home' on Amazon Prime, featuring in several episodes, the documentary was narrated by Academy Award winning actor and Leeds United fan Russell Crowe.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Europe||Other||Total|
|Queen's Park||2008–09||Scottish Second Division||30||2||3||0||1||0||—||2||0||36||2|
|2009–10||Scottish Third Division||35||8||0||0||1||1||—||3||0||39||9|
|Dundee United||2010–11||Scottish Premier League||23||2||4||0||1||0||0||0||—||28||2|
|2011–12||Scottish Premier League||9||1||1||0||2||0||1||0||—||13||1|
|2012–13||Scottish Premier League||28||1||4||0||0||0||2||0||—||34||1|
|Lech Poznań II||2014–15||III liga||1||0||—||—||—||—||1||0|
|Blackburn Rovers (loan)||2020–21||Championship||30||0||1||0||0||0||—||0||0||31||0|
- Ekstraklasa: 2014–15, 2021–22
- Polish Super Cup: 2015
- Turkish Cup: 2016–17
- EFL Championship: 2017–18
- EFL Championship: 2019–20
In Spanish: Barry Douglas para niños
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