Player Details


Giles Barnes


6' 2"


190 lbs

Date of Birth

8.5.1988 (35)


London, England


Career Summary


  • Winner of 2014 Dynamo MVP, Players' Player of the Year, Budweiser Golden Boot and Ironman of the Year awards
  • Winner of 2013 Dynamo Budweiser Golden Boot with nine regular season goals
  • Helped two English Championship clubs gain promotion to English Premier League (Derby County 2007; West Bromwich Albion 2010)
  • Derby County Young Player of the Year in 2007

CORPORATE TEAMMATE: University of Houston-Downtown

OUTLOOK: Dynamo's leading scorer in 2013 and 2014, an explosive forward/attacking midfielder with set-piece ability and English Premier League experience.


2015 MLS: Started in all 28 appearances, tallying 2,474 minutes, seven goals and three assists on the season ... Scored the game-winning goal in the 66th minute of the season opener vs. Columbus Crew on 3/7 ... Scored two goals vs. Sporting Kansas City in the 11th and 46th minutes on 4/25 ... Earned seventh goal and third assist of the season vs. Colorado Rapids on 9/26


2014 MLS: Capped his best season in Houston with four club awards: Most Valuable Player, Players’ Player of the Year, Budweiser Golden Boot and Ironman of the Year ... Scored six goals in the final nine games of the season to finish with 11 goals, a personal-best in three seasons with Houston ... Led the club in scoring (11 regular-season goals; 12 in all competitions) to capture his second straight Golden Boot award, joining Brian Ching as the only players in club history with multiple scoring titles ... Set a Dynamo career-high with five assists ... Started all 34 regular-season games and amassed 3,028 regular-season minutes, setting a club record for minutes by a field player ... Barnes’ minutes total eclipsed Geoff Cameron’s previous club mark and was the most by an MLS field player since 2011 (Sebastian Le Toux) ... Scored in third consecutive game for first time in MLS, his 11th goal of season vs. New England Revolution on 10/16 ... Tallied tenth goal of season in 3-1 loss vs. D.C. United on 10/12 ... Scored ninth goal of regular season, the winner in 1-0 victory at Toronto FC on 10/8 ... Registered eighth goal of season in 2-2 draw vs. Columbus on 9/13 ... Tallied two goals in 3-2 home win vs. Montreal on 9/6 (fourth multi-goal game in Dynamo career)...Recorded his fifth goal of the season in 2-2 draw against Toronto on 7/19... Recorded two assists on Brad Davis' two goals at Toronto on 7/12 ... Scored fastest regular-season goal in Dynamo history vs. New York on 7/4 ... Scored game-winning goal vs. LA Galaxy in 1-0 win on 5/17 … Assisted on Mark Sherrod’s second career goal vs. Real Salt Lake on 5/11 ... Scored two goals at Chivas USA on 5/3 for first two goals of season … Assisted on Will Bruin's game-winning goal vs. Montreal Impact on 3/15 … Open Cup: Scored via penalty kick against FC Dallas on 6/24.


2013: Appeared in 44 games (38 starts) across all competitions, including 33 regular season, five playoff, and five Champions League games... MLS: Won the Dynamo Budweiser Golden Boot with nine regular season goals ... Scored the game-winning, playoff-clinching goal in 2-1 win at D.C. United on 10/27 ... MLS Team of the Week (Weeks 25, 30, 35) ... Assisted on Ricardo Clark's game winning goal in the 5th minute of 1-0 win vs. Montreal Impact on 10/4 ... Scored two goals in 5-1 win vs. Chivas USA on 9/21 ... Scored two goals in the 17th and 21st minutes of 3-1 win vs. Seattle Sounders on 8/17 ... Scored final goal in 2-0 win over Stoke City on July 24 ... Assisted on Ricardo Clark's goal vs. the Philadelphia Union on 7/6 ... Assisted on Brad Davis’ goal at Sporting Kansas City on 5/26 … Scored his fourth goal of the season on 5/8 at DC United … Earned first Dynamo assist on Andrew Driver’s winning goal on 5/5 at Galaxy … Scored Dynamo’s only goal in 1-1 draw vs. Colorado Rapids … Scored opening goal in 2-1 win vs. San Jose on 3/30, his second consecutive game with a goal ... Scored first career MLS regular season goal in 2-1 victory vs. Vancouver on 3/23 ... 2013 Playoffs: Appeared in five games (4 starts) as Dynamo reached Eastern Conference Championship ... 12-13 Champions League: Played 70 minutes in 1-0 first leg win over Santos Laguna on 3/5 … Played 67 minutes in 3-0 second leg loss at Santos Laguna on 3/13 … Open Cup: Made U.S. Open Cup debut and scored free kick goal in 28-minute substitute appearance in 2-0 win over FC Tucson on 5/29.  


2012 MLS: Joined club on free transfer on August 29, 2012 ... Made his MLS debut playing nine minutes in the second half of a 1-1 draw at Sporting KC (9/14) ... Made first MLS start in 2-0 loss at Colorado on 10/27 .. 2012 Playoffs: Appeared in three playoff games, including 65-minute appearance vs. D.C. United on Nov. 11 in which he helped setup Will Bruin's go-ahead goal ... also made six-minute appearance in second leg vs. D.C. United on Nov. 18 and 19-minute appearance vs. LA Galaxy in MLS Cup on Dec. 1 ...  2012-13 CCL: Started 4-1 home win against FAS (9/20) and 10/23 home draw vs. Olimpia (10/23) ... Put Houston ahead 1-0 against FAS with 25-yard left-footed strike in 21st minute ... Reserves: Started and played 90 minutes against RSL (10/10) and 63 minutes against Chicago (10/13) ...

2011-12: Played 33 league matches (24 starts) for Doncaster Rovers FC of the Football League Championship Division ... Tallied one goal and three assists while with Doncaster ... Made one appearance in FA Cup match against Notts County ... Started and recorded an assist in 2-1 Capital One Cup loss to Leeds United.

2010-11: Made 14 league appearances for English Premier League Club West Bromwich Albion ... Started four Capital One Cup matches recording one assist in a 4-1 win over Leicester ... Started and played 62 minutes in 1-0 FA Cup loss to Reading.

2009-10: Made nine appearances (one start) for West Bromwich Albion ... Helped club earn promotion to English Premier League.

2008-09: Made five appearances for Derby County in all competitions ... Scored two goals at Old Trafford in 4-2 loss to Manchester United in Capital One Cup semifinal match.

2007-08: Made 24 total appearances (16 starts) for Derby County in the English Premier League ... Tallied two goals and one assist including strikes against Sheffield Wednesday and Newcastle.

2006-07: Consistent performer for Derby County, helping club gain promotion to the English Premier League ... Made 46 appearances in all competitions including 31 starts in league play ... Tallied eight goals and six assists in league play including a two-goal performance in a 2-1 in over Barnsley ... Named 2007 Derby County Young Player of the Year.

2005-06: Made professional debut for Derby County at age 17 as a second-half substitute in League Cup match vs. Grimsby Town ... Made 20 appearances in all competitions (15 starts) for Derby County ... Scored first professional goal on 3/4/06 in 2-2 draw at Watford.

INTERNATIONAL: Made 12 appearances with seven goals for England U-19 national team

ACQUIRED: Signed as free agent on Aug. 29, 2012.