Barnet Football Club is an English professional football club based in Barnet, London. However, the team currently plays at The Hive Stadium, situated in Edgware. The team plays in League Two, the fourth tier of English football.
About Barnet FC
Barnet Football Club is an English professional football club based in Barnet, London. However, the team currently plays at The Hive Stadium, situated in Edgware. The team plays in League Two, the fourth tier of English football. The current head coach is Martin Allen. Between 1907 and 2013 the club played at Underhill Stadium, situated in the town of Barnet within the London Borough of Barnet. The club moved to The Hive Stadium, situated in Edgware in the London Borough of Harrow, for the 2013–14 season.
Under manager Barry Fry, Barnet won the Conference and promotion to The Football League in 1991, spending the 1993–94 season in the third tier. In 2001 they were relegated back to non-league, winning the Conference again in the 2004–05 season to return to the Football League after an absence of four years, where they remained until they were relegated back to the Conference in 2012–13. They ascended as champions two years later.
A number of Barnet players have gone on to represent Premier League clubs. They include Dougie Freedman, Marlon King, Andy Clarke, Linvoy Primus, Maik Taylor, Mark Gower, Jason Puncheon and Yannick Bolasie. Players who came to the club towards the end of their careers include Jimmy Greaves, Mark Lawrenson, David Hillier, Alan Pardew, Eddie Newton, Paul Warhurst, Steve Kabba, John Oster, Jonathan Fortune, Edgar Davids and Lee Cook.
The club used to be one of the three main powers in the annual Herts Senior Cup, the others being Watford and Stevenage, but the move to The Hive means in season 2015/16 they competed in the Middlesex Senior Cup.