John Barnes Biography
John Barnes is a former professional football player and manager currently working for ESPN and SuperSport as an author, commentator, and pundit.
Initially, Barnes was a quick, skillful left winger, but moved to central midfield later in his career. He won two league titles with Liverpool and two cup finals at Wembley. Also, John was an FA Cup runner-up with Watford, Liverpool, and Newcastle United. John earned 79 international caps for England.
He was a Watford 1984 FA Cup Final runner-up. In 1983, He debuted for England and joined Liverpool for £900,000 in 1987. In his 10 seasons there, Liverpool won the then-top-flight First Division twice and the FA Cup twice.
John scored 106 goals in 403 matches. His last cap was in 1995. By then, John had more caps than any other black England player. He ended his playing career at Charlton Athletic in 1999 after two years at Newcastle United,
John Barnes Age
John Barnes was in Kingston, Jamaica on November 7, 1963. He is 58 years old.
John Barnes Height
Banes is a man of above-average stature and stands at the height of 5 ft 11 inches( Approx1.81 m).
John Barnes Family
John was born in Kingston, Jamaica to his parents, Roderick Kenrick “Ken” Barnes (a Trinidadian) and Frances Jeanne Hill (a Jamaican) in Kingston, Jamaica. Initially, He was raised in Jamaica.
His supportive father was a military officer from Trinidad and Tobago. In 1956, He emigrated to Jamaica as a member of the West India Regiment. Roderick joined the Jamaica Defence Force when formed after the nation’s 1962 independence. Before that, he served as the commanding officer of the 1st Battalion Jamaica Regiment.
Roderick was promoted to colonel remaining in the army until retiring in 1989. While in the army, Roderick was a semi-professional footballer for a Jamaica National Premier League club. Also, he served as the captain of the Jamaica national football team. John moved to London, England with his family when at the age of 12. In 1981, he joined Watford at the age of 17. He played 296 competitive games for them scoring 85 goals.
John Barnes Wife
He was first married to his pretty wife Suzy whom he divorced later. The couple share two handsome sons and two beautiful daughters namely Jamie, Jordan, Jemma, and Jasmine. John then married Andrea and they have two daughters namely Isabella and Tia, and a son, Alexander
John Barnes Salary
John earns an annual salary of $129,683 per year.
John Barnes Net Wor
Barnes has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
John Barnes Career
John arrived at Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool in the same close season as Peter Beardsley, England teammate. He linked up with new signings John Aldridge and Ray Houghton. Barners signed for Liverpool FC on June 12th, 1987. He debuted for the Reds along with Beardsley on August 15, 1987, in the 2–1 league win at Arsenal at Highbury. After 9 minutes, John and Beardsley combined to set up Aldridge to score.
His first Liverpool goal at Anfield was on 12 September beating Oxford United 2–0. In his first Liverpool season, the team won the League title and remained undefeated for the first 29 games of the season. His 15 Liverpool league goals in his first season were second only to John Aldridge. The last of only two league defeats that season was the 2 April 2–1 defeat at Nottingham Forest.
Barnes left Liverpool on a free transfer on August 13, 1997, three months before his 34th birthday, after a decade at Liverpool with 407 appearances, 108 goals, and five major trophies.
In his final season at Anfield, John had missed just three Premier League games, scoring four goals including a memorable late winner against Southampton just after Christmas. Southampton had led the table for much of the first half of the season prior to being overhauled by eventual champions Manchester United at the end of January and settling for a fourth-place finish.