John Barnes (footballer)

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John Barnes
John Barnes in Kristiansund, Norway.jpg
Barnes in Norway, June 2012
Personal information
Full name John Charles Bryan Barnes
Date of birth (1963-11-07) 7 November 1963 (age 58)
Place of birth Kingston, Jamaica
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Position(s) Left Winger
Youth career
Stowe Boys Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1981 Sudbury Court
1981–1987 Watford 233 (65)
1987–1997 Liverpool 314 (84)
1997–1999 Newcastle United 27 (6)
1999 Charlton Athletic 12 (0)
Total 586 (155)
National team
1982–1983 England U21 3 (0)
1983–1995 England 79 (11)
Teams managed
1999–2000 Celtic
2008–2009 Jamaica
2009 Tranmere Rovers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John Charles Bryan Barnes MBE (born 7 November 1963) is a Jamacian-born English former footballer, rapper, manager and now commentator. He played as a left winger. He was best known for playing for Liverpool between 1987 and 1997. He won three league titles, an FA Cup and a League Cup during his time playing at Liverpool. He also played for Watford, Newcastle United, Charlton Athletic and the England national team. He also managed Celtic, the Jamaica national team and Tranmere Rovers.

Barnes was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He moved to London at the age of 12. He was married to Suzy until their divorce. They had four children. With his second wife, Andrea, he has three children. He lives on the Wirral.[1]

Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

Source:[2]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Watford 1981–82 Second Division 36 13 3 0 5 1 0 0 44 14
1982–83 First Division 42 10 4 1 3 0 4 2 53 13
1983–84 39 11 7 4 2 1 6 0 54 16
1984–85 40 12 2 0 5 3 0 0 47 15
1985–86 39 9 8 3 3 1 0 0 50 13
1986–87 37 10 7 3 3 1 1 0 48 14
Total 233 65 31 11 21 7 11 2 296 85
Liverpool 1987–88 First Division 38 15 7 2 3 0 0 0 48 17
1988–89 33 8 6 3 3 2 0 0 42 13
1989–90 34 22 8 5 2 1 0 0 44 28
1990–91 35 16 7 1 2 0 0 0 44 17
1991–92 12 1 4 3 0 0 1 0 17 4
1992–93 Premier League 27 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 31 5
1993–94 26 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 30 3
1994–95 38 7 6 2 6 0 0 0 50 9
1995–96 36 3 7 0 3 0 4 0 50 3
1996–97 35 4 2 0 3 0 7 3 47 7
Total 314 84 51 16 26 3 12 3 403 106
Newcastle United 1997–98 Premier League 26 6 5 0 3 0 5 1 39 7
1998–99 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 27 6 5 0 3 0 5 1 40 7
Charlton Athletic 1998–99 Premier Legue 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Career total 586 155 87 27 50 10 28 6 751 198

International goals[change | change source]

Scores and results list England's goal tally first.[3]
# Date Venue Opponent Result Competition Scored
1 10 June 1984 Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  Brazil 2–0 Friendly 1
2, 3 14 November 1984 Besiktas Inonu Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey  Turkey 8–0 1986 World Cup qualifier 2
4, 5 14 October 1987 Wembley Stadium, London, England  Turkey 8–0 Euro 1988 qualifier 2
6 11 November 1987 Red Star Stadium, Belgrade, Yugoslavia  Yugoslavia 4–1 Euro 1988 qualifier 1
7 8 February 1989 Olympic Stadium, Athens, Greece  Greece 2–1 Friendly 1
8 8 March 1989 Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana, Albania  Albania 2-0 1990 World Cup qualifier 1
9 3 June 1989 Wembley Stadium, London, England  Poland 3–0 1990 World Cup qualifier 1
10 22 May 1990 Wembley Stadium, London, England  Uruguay 1-2 Friendly 1
11 28 April 1993 Wembley Stadium, London, England  Netherlands 2–2 1994 World Cup qualifier 1

Managerial statistics[change | change source]

As of 6 September 2009
Team Nation From To Matches Won Drawn Lost Win %
Celtic  Scotland 10 June 1999 10 February 2000 29 19 2 8 65.5%
Jamaica  Jamaica 16 September 2008 30 June 2009 11 7 4 0 63.6%[4]
Tranmere Rovers  England 15 June 2009 9 October 2009 12 3 1 8 25%

Honours[change | change source]

As player[change | change source]

Liverpool

As manager[change | change source]

Jamaica

Individual[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "John Barnes: Five things I can't live without". Express. 2 October 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  2. Jones, Trefor (1998). Watford Season by Season. pp. 172–183. ISBN 0-9527458-1-X.
  3. "John Barnes international caps and goals". Sporting-heroes.net. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  4. "Barnes confirmed as Tranmere boss". BBC Sport. 15 June 2009. Retrieved 29 October 2009.
  5. "The icon who fell to earth". BBC. 10 February 2000. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  6. "Team of the Century: 1977-1996 - Souness, Robson & Hoddle...not a bad midfield trio!". GiveMeFootball.com. Give Me Football. 30 August 2007. Archived from the original on 22 October 2008. Retrieved 22 September 2016.

Other websites[change | change source]