Middlesbrough (England), Everton (England), Liverpool (England),
Leeds United (England)
2001 League Cup
winner (Liverpool) 2001 Charity Shield winner (Liverpool)
Nick Barmby (born 11th February, 1974 in Hull, England) is an
English footballer who has amassed a total of 23 caps for his
Growing up on the west side of Hull, he played for local teams
Springhead and National Tigers as a boy, showing huge talent
from a very early age. Consequently, he ended his education at
the local Wolfreton School early in order to complete his
studies at the FA's School Of Excellence, while also honing his
skills for the professional game. His father, Jeff Barmby, was
also a player in his younger days and became his son's advisor
and agent as clubs began to court him.
Barmby eventually decided to sign for Tottenham Hotspur F.C.,
where he quickly became a favourite of Terry Venables. After 100
starts and 27 goals he left the Spurs for Middlesbrough F.C. who
paid a record £5.25 million for his services.
He stayed at Middlesbrough for just one and a half seasons
before heading to Everton F.C., who paid a record £5.75 million
for him. He stayed there for four seasons before doing the
unthinkable, and heading across Stanley Park for Liverpool F.C.
who paid £6 million for him.
He was the first player since 1959 to do this. He was involved
in Liverpool's treble-winning season of 2000-2001 at Anfield,
scoring 10 goals in total (including one against his previous
employers Everton in the Merseyside derby). Persistent injury
and lack of form prompted his sale to Terry Venables' side at
Leeds United for £2.75 million. It was there that he finished
his top flight career. He now plays for his boyhood club Hull
His England career stretched to 13 starts and 10 substitute
appearances accounting for 4 goals, including the first goals of
Sven-Goran Eriksson's reign as England manager in a 3-0 victory
over Spain at Villa Park, Birmingham. He also played in
England's historic 5-1 away victory over rivals Germany.