John Barnes MBE

John Barnes MBE

John Barnes’ football career started at Watford in 1981. He then spent 10 years at Liverpool, where he helped them to win the FA Cup and two League Championships.

A brilliant solo goal against Brazil marked John’s arrival on the international scene and he went on to score 12 goals in 78 appearances for England.

The inspirational Jamaican-born player moved to Newcastle United in the 1997-98 season, boosting their Champions League squad and turning in many impressive performances before ending his Premiership career at Charlton.

John then linked up with former playing colleague Kenny Dalglish to become head coach at Celtic before turning his attention to a career in the media.

John also now speaks on the after dinner circuit with stories from his football career.