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Name: Nick Barmby  
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Date of Birth: 11th February 1974
Place of Birth: Hull
Profession: Footballer
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Nick Barmby (born February 11, 1974 in Hull, England) is an English footballer who has amassed a total of 23 caps for his country.

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, where he quickly became a favourite of Terry Venables. After 100 starts and 27 goals he left the Spurs for Middlesbrough 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, 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 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 then spent a loan spell at Nottingham Forest during the 2003-2004 season. He now plays for his boyhood club Hull City who he helped to promotion from League One in his first season at the club with 9 goals.

Barmby's England career stretched to 13 starts and 10 substitute appearances accounting for four goals, including the first goals of Glenn Hoddle's and Sven-Goran Eriksson's reigns as England manager, in a 1996 3-0 World Cup qualifier victory against Moldova and a 2001 3-0 friendly victory over Spain at Villa Park, Birmingham. He also played in England's historic 5-1 away victory over rivals Germany. Barmby played for his country at Euro 96 and Euro 2000.


  • 2000/01 League Cup
  • 2000/01 UEFA Cup
  • 2001/02 Charity Shield

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