Barry Mealand: 1943-2013

Thursday 4 April 2013 09:53
Fulham Football Club was saddened to learn of the death of former Whites defender Barry Mealand.

A full-back, Mealand came to the Cottage as an amateur in 1959. He signed as a professional in October 1961 and made his debut in a 3-1 victory over Aston Villa in the same month. He went on to feature in a further six games that season.

A reliable reserve to the likes of George Cohen and Jim Langley, Mealand, who suffered a broken leg in a game at Arsenal in 1965, played his final game for Fulham in a 5-1 loss at Everton in May 1968.

He left SW6 in August 1968, joining Rotherham United for a fee of £7,000. In total, he made 35 appearances in his time at Craven Cottage.

Barry had been battling a debilitating illness for the past 14 months but sadly died on Tuesday afternoon at Pembury Hospital, Tunbridge Wells. He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Jackie, son Paul, daughter Sarah, daughter-in-law Karen, son-in-law Scott, Grandchildren Holly, Jack and Lily, and other family members and friends.

Barry's funeral will take place at 2.15pm on 11th April at the Surrey and Sussex Crematorium, St Richards Chapel.

The thoughts of everyone at Fulham are with Barry’s family and friends.