Barry McCunnell was a diminutive Hull-born forward who joined City as a youngster in 1965. But it wasn’t until December 1969 that he made his first team debut, even then it was only a fleeting moment as he played for just nine minutes as a late substitute for Chris Chilton. And that was it!
McCunnell had a short and presumably unsuccessful trial for Torquay United in November 1970 and subsequently joined Scarborough. In 1972 he transferred to Wigan Athletic and was named as the Latics’ substitute in the 1973 FA Trophy Final, played against Barry’s former side Scarborough. By now settled in the North West, in January 1974 he joined Buxton and in March 1975 he switched to South Liverpool.
In May 1985 McCunnell was bailed by Huyton Crown Court on charges of defrauding an insurance company, though tantalisingly the press reports don’t reveal the outcome. One assumes he was acquitted because by the 1990s he was living in a sizeable pile on the outskirts of Widnes and directing a family cleaning contractor business established in 1981. He was briefly a director of Runcorn FC in 1991.
Date/Place of Birth: 20 September 1948, Hull
Hull City First Game: 20 December 1969, Carlisle United H (Division Two), 21 years, 91 days old
Hull City Final Game: 20 December 1969, Carlisle United H (Division Two), 21 years, 91 days old
Hull City (1965-1970), Scarborough (1970-1972), Wigan Athletic (1972-1974), Buxton (1974-1975), South Liverpool (1975-1977)
Hull City Record
Career: 1 apps, 0 goalsBarry McCunnell