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Barry Jackson

Barry Jackson, a commanding centre, played more times for City than any other player

Jackson joined City in 1956 and made his debut on the opening day of the1958/9 season, City’s first ever promotion season. He was also a member of City’s next promotion team in 1965. He starred in City’s successful 1970 FA Cup trilogy with Cardiff, then 31 years old, many felt he outplayed John Toshack and deserved to play at a much higher level than Division 4. However, sent off 2 days later at Scunthorpe, his City career was effectively over.

An 8 week ban saw Chris Topping and Barry Swallow establish their centre back pairing. Strict Fa rules meant he missed his own testimonial game. Jackson was released at the end of the season. A short non league career at Scarborough followed.

Jackson is remembered by many for his newsagent / confectionery / tobacco shop he had for many years at the top of Bootham.

To many, he is regarded as City's best ever defender.

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