Notable Matches



James Mathieson (1905); 130 appearances, 0 goals

One of five players signed from Middlesbrough in the mid-1930s by Harry Curtis, Mathieson’s first season between the sticks at Griffin Park ended in our promotion to Division One for the first time. That 1934/35 season also saw Mathieson set a Football League record which still stands today as the only player to win three English Second Division championship medals, as an ever-present in each season. The Scot missed just seven league games over the next two campaigns as we finished fifth and sixth in the top flight. He played seven games during the 1937/38 season before losing his starting spot to Joe Crozier and returning north of the border.

Charlie Ide (1988); 54 appearances, 8 goals

A bright spot in a dismal 2006/07 season, Ide finished that season with seven goals from the right-hand side of midfield. A new contract followed in the summer, but an injury early in 2008 would spell the end of his time at Brentford. He failed to regain his starting spot on his return and spent the final months of the season out on loan before leaving in the summer.

Yoann Barbet (1993); 118 appearances, 7 goals

Yoann crossed the channel in the summer of 2015, signing a four-year deal. It was a slow start to life in West London with Yoann making just 19 appearances during his maiden season. The following campaign brought a further 25 appearances and a derby goal against Queens Park Rangers. A real terrace favourite, Yoann enjoyed his best campaign in 2017/18, playing 37 times and finding the net three times. Included in those goals were two free-kicks in wins over Bolton Wanderers and Leeds United. Last term the French defender made a further 37 appearances with his final Bees goal coming as a last-minute equaliser at home to Reading in September.

League Debuts

John Moore (1947) vs Bolton Wanderers (H) – L 0-1