Barmby training with Hull City in 2011
|Full name||Nicholas Jon Barmby|
|Date of birth||11 February 1974|
|Place of birth||Hull, England|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder, winger|
|2004||→ Nottingham Forest (loan)||6||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Nicholas Jon Barmby (born 11 February 1974) is an English former professional footballer and first team coach at Scunthorpe United.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.
As a player, he played as a midfielder and at his peak he earned a total of 23 caps for England between 1995 and 2001. As well as two Premier League seasons with Hull, Barmby has appeared in England's top flight for Tottenham Hotspur, Middlesbrough, Everton, Liverpool and Leeds United having also represented Nottingham Forest outside the Premier League. Barmby is one of only nine players to have scored Premier League goals for six different teams (the others being Nicolas Anelka, Craig Bellamy, Darren Bent, Marcus Bent, Andy Cole, Peter Crouch, Les Ferdinand and Robbie Keane).[ citation needed ]
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Growing up on the west side of Hull, Barmby played for local teams Springhead and National Tigers as a boy showing talent from a very early age. Consequently, he ended his education at the local Kelvin Hall High School (where he started in 1985) early to complete his studies at The Football Association's School of Excellence, while also honing his skills for the professional game.[ citation needed ] His father, Jeff Barmby, was also a player in his younger days and became his son's advisor and agent as his skills began to attract the attention of various clubs.[ citation needed ]
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Barmby eventually signed for Tottenham Hotspur, joining them on leaving school in the summer of 1990. His first game for Tottenham was against Hull City at Boothferry Park in a testimonial match for Garreth Roberts, and he scored two goals.
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Barmby set up the first competitive goal at the new Riverside Stadium for Craig Hignett. million for him, a small profit on the price they paid for him.Barmby stayed at Middlesbrough for 17 months, before heading to Everton, who paid a record fee of £5.75
In his first full season at the club, Barmby and his new team found themselves in a Premier League relegation battle. However, they survived with a 15th-place finish as Barmby made 25 league appearances and scored four goals.[ citation needed ] He managed just two goals from 30 appearances the following season as Everton finished just one place above relegation.[ citation needed ] Injuries restricted him to appearing in just 24 out of 38 league appearances in 1998–99, as he scored three goals.[ citation needed ] His final season at Goodison Park saw him miss just one league game and find the net nine times,[ citation needed ] though Everton finished only in 13th place. On 26 February 2000, Barmby scored a hat-trick in a 4–0 win against West Ham United.
After nearly four years at Everton, during which Barmby played 114 league games and scored 18 goals, he headed across Stanley Park to Liverpool for a fee of £6 million on 19 July 2000. It was the first time since striker Dave Hickson in 1959 that Everton had sold a player to Liverpool – although six players had moved in the opposite direction in the 41 years between Barmby's transfer and that of Hickson.
Manchester United also expressed an interest in signing Barmby to cover for their missing players at the start of the 2000–01 season, but they were eventually outbid.
Barmby was involved in Liverpool's successful season of 2000–01 in which they won the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup. He scored against his previous club Everton in the Merseyside derby, million, where he linked up with Terry Venables, his first manager at Tottenham. Barmby scored eight goals in his time at Liverpool, all of which came in the 2000–01 season: four in the UEFA Cup, two in the League, and one each in the FA Cup and the League Cup.[ citation needed ]and scored a penalty kick in the shootout against Birmingham City in the League Cup Final. After persistent injury and lack of form blighted his second season at the club, Barmby was sold to Leeds United in August 2002 for a fee of £2.75
On 8 August 2002, Barmby signed for Leeds for £2.75 million.Despite scoring on his debut, Barmby made little impact at a Leeds side quickly sliding down the Premier League table, and missed much of the action during his two seasons with them in the Premier League. He spent a loan spell at Nottingham Forest during the 2003–04 season, scoring once against Gillingham, before moving to his hometown club, Hull City.
In 2004, Barmby returned to his hometown team Hull City on a free transfer following Leeds's relegation from the top flight. Barmby helped City to promotion from League One in his first season at the club. He scored nine goals, including the fastest goal in City's history, after seven seconds in a match against Walsall on 6 November 2004.[ citation needed ] He played for Hull in the 2007–08 Football League Championship campaign, which ended in promotion through the Championship play-offs to the Premier League; a season earlier they had come close to being relegated to League One. 2008–09 was the first season in which Hull City played top division football.[ citation needed ] He scored his first goal of Hull's first Premier League season against Sunderland on 20 December 2008, making him one of only five players to have scored for six different teams in the Premier League.[ citation needed ]
On 29 June 2010, it was announced by the incoming Hull City manager, Nigel Pearson, that Barmby would take his first steps into coaching, by being taken onto Pearson's staff at Hull City for the 2010–11 Championship campaign, combining the role of coach with his playing duties.
Barmby earned his first cap for England on 29 March 1995, coming on as a 64th-minute substitute in the 0–0 friendly draw against Uruguay at Wembley Stadium.He made his first start on 6 September, playing the whole game in the 0–0 draw with Colombia. On 23 May 1996, Barmby scored his first goals for England when he netted two goals in the 3–0 win against China at the Workers Stadium in Beijing. These goals ultimately sealed his place in England manager Terry Venables' 22-man squad for Euro 1996. Barmby went on to make three substitute appearances in the tournament, featuring in the 1–1 draw with Switzerland in the opening group game, in the 4–1 win against the Netherlands in the final group game, and in the 0–0 draw against Spain in the quarter-finals, a game England won on penalties. Had the shoot-out against Spain continued into sudden-death kicks, Barmby had been chosen to take England's sixth penalty.
Barmby scored the first goal of Glenn Hoddle's England tenure, he netted the opening goal in the 3–0 win against Moldova during qualification for the 1998 FIFA World Cup.This turned out to be his last cap for nearly four years.
Kevin Keegan recalled Barmby in May 2000 and named him in the preliminary squad for Euro 2000.He featured in the three warm-up games against Brazil, Ukraine, and Malta, before being named in the final squad on 1 June. Barmby made substitute appearances in the games against Germany and Romania as England were eliminated in the group stages.
Barmby scored England's first goal under Sven-Göran Eriksson with the opening goal in a 3–0 friendly win against Spain at Villa Park.On 1 September 2001, he started in the 5–1 thrashing of rivals Germany during qualification for the 2002 World Cup. Barmby started in the 2–2 draw with Greece in October 2001, the result secured England's qualification to the World Cup. This turned out to be his last cap for his country. He won a total of 23 caps for England and scored four goals.
After Pearson left Hull for Leicester on 15 November 2011, Barmby took over as player caretaker manager.His reign got off to a fine start against Derby County by defeating them 2–0 at Pride Park Stadium. He announced his retirement from playing on 6 January 2012 before being appointed manager permanently on 10 January.
It was reported on 8 May 2012 that Barmby had been sacked as manager following a disciplinary meeting with the owners. This was later confirmed after he made comments about the owners and transfer money. He has since lost his appeal.
On 29 March 2019, Scunthorpe United announced that Barmby would join former Hull City teammate Andy Dawson as a coach.Their first game in charge was against AFC Wimbledon which they lost 2–1. He left the club on 13 May 2019, when new manager Paul Hurst was hired.
Barmby is now[ when? ] coaching and managing a local junior team Barton Town Old Boys Under 19's who play their matches at the Easy Buy Stadium, Barton Upon Humber, North Lincolnshire.[ citation needed ] He has a wife, Mandy, and two sons, Jack and George. Jack Barmby signed for Manchester United, before being signed by Leicester City in 2014. He moved on loan to the Portland Timbers of the MLS in March 2016. He has also represented England below senior level.
Barmby is a fan of Super League side Hull FC.[ citation needed ]
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|England||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|1992–93||Tottenham Hotspur||Premier League||22||6||-||-||-||22||6|
|2003–04||Nottingham Forest||First Division||6||1||-||-||-||6||1|
|2004–05||Hull City||League One||39||9||2||0||-||-||41||9|
|England national team|
|1||23 May 1996||Workers Stadium, Beijing, China||6||1–0||3–0||Friendly|
|3||1 September 1996||Stadionul Republican, Chișinău, Moldova||10||1–0||3–0||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|4||28 February 2001||Villa Park, Birmingham, England||19||1–0||3–0||Friendly|
|Hull City||15 November 2011||8 May 2012||33||13||8||12||39.4|
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