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Nick Barmby

Nicholas Jon "Nick" Barmby (born 11 February 1974) is an English former association football who is currently manager (association football) of Hull City A.F.C.. Nick Barmby played as a midfielder and at Nick Barmby peak Nick Barmby earned a total of 23 cap (sport) for England national football team between 1995 and 2001. As well as two Premier League seasons with Hull, Barmby has appeared in England's top flight for Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Middlesbrough F.C., Everton F.C., Liverpool F.C. and Leeds United A.F.C. having also represented Nottingham Forest F.C. outside the Premiership. Barmby is one of only five players to have scored for six different Premier League teams.

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Nick Barmby biography


Nicholas Jon "Nick" Barmby (born 11 February 1974) is an English former association football who is currently manager (association football) of Hull City A.F.C.. Nick Barmby played as a midfielder and at Nick Barmby peak Nick Barmby earned a total of 23 cap (sport) for England national football team between 1995 and 2001. As well as two Premier League seasons with Hull, Barmby has appeared in England's top flight for Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Middlesbrough F.C., Everton F.C., Liverpool F.C. and Leeds United A.F.C. having also represented Nottingham Forest F.C. outside the Premiership. Barmby is one of only five players to have scored for six different Premier League teams.

Club career

Growing up on the west side of Kingston upon Hull, Nick Barmby played for local teams Springhead and National Tigers as a boy showing talent from a very early age. Consequently, Nick Barmby ended Nick Barmby education at the local Kelvin Hall High School (where Nick Barmby started in 1985) early in order to complete Nick Barmby studies at the Football Association's School of Excellence, while also honing Nick Barmby skills for the professional game. Nick Barmby father, Jeff Barmby, was also a player in Nick Barmby younger days and became Nick Barmby son's advisor and agent as Nick Barmby skills began to attract the attention of various clubs.

Tottenham Hotspur

Barmby eventually signed for Tottenham Hotspur F.C., joining them on leaving school in the summer of 1990. Nick Barmby first game for Tottenham was against Hull City A.F.C. at Boothferry Park in a testimonial match for Garreth Roberts, and Nick Barmby scored two goals.

Having turned professional in April 1991 under the management of Terry Venables, Nick Barmby made Nick Barmby competitive debut against Sheffield Wednesday F.C.

During Nick Barmby time at the club Nick Barmby became one of Ossie Ardiles' five-man attack, along with Juergen Klinsmann, Teddy Sheringham, Darren Anderton and Ilie Dumitrescu. Nick Barmby played 100 games and scored 27 goals in all competitions for Spurs, playing on the losing side in two FA Cup semi-finals, before becoming Middlesbrough F.C. most expensive signing in a £5.25 million deal in June 1995.

Middlesbrough

Nick Barmby set up the first competitive goal at the new Riverside Stadium for Craig Hignett. Barmby stayed at Middlesbrough for 17 months, before heading to Everton F.C., who paid a record fee of £5.75 million for him, a small profit on the price they paid for him. It was felt that the offer had to be accepted as Middlesbrough were embroiled in a relegation battle.

Everton

In Nick Barmby first full season at the club, Barmby and Nick Barmby 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. Nick Barmby managed just two goals from 30 appearances the 1997-98 in English football as Everton finished just one place above relegation. Injuries restricted Nick Barmby to appearing in just 24 out of 38 league appearances in 1998-99 in English football, as Nick Barmby scored three goals. Nick Barmby 1999-2000 in English football at Goodison Park saw Nick Barmby miss just one league game and find the net nine times, though Everton finished only in 13th place.

After nearly four years at Everton, during which Barmby played 114 league games and scored 18 goals, headed across Stanley Park, Liverpool to Liverpool F.C. 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 F.C. 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.

Liverpool

Nick Barmby was involved in Liverpool's successful season of 2000–01 in English football in which they won the FA Cup, Football League Cup and UEFA Cup. Nick Barmby scored against Nick Barmby previous club Everton in the Merseyside derby, and scored a penalty kick in the penalty shootout (association football) against Birmingham City F.C. in the 2001 Football League Cup Final. After persistent injury and lack of form blighted Nick Barmby second season at the club, Barmby was sold to Leeds United A.F.C. in August 2002 for a fee of £2.75 million, where Nick Barmby linked up with Terry Venables, Nick Barmby first manager at Tottenham. Barmby scored eight goals in Nick Barmby 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.

Leeds United

Despite scoring on Nick Barmby debut, Barmby made little impact at a Leeds side quickly sliding down the Premier League table, and missed much of the action during Nick Barmby two seasons with them in the Premier League. Nick Barmby spent a loan spell at Nottingham Forest F.C. during the 2003–04 in English football season, scoring once against Gillingham F.C., before moving to Nick Barmby hometown club, Hull City.

Hull City

In 2004, Barmby returned to Nick Barmby hometown team Hull City on a free transfer following Leeds's relegation from the top flight.
Barmby helped City to promotion from Football League One in Nick Barmby first season at the club. Nick Barmby scored nine goals, including the fastest goal in City's history, after seven seconds in a match against Walsall F.C. on 6 November 2004. Nick Barmby played for Hull in the 2007–08 in English football 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 Football League One. 2008–09 in English football was the first season in which Hull City played top division football. Nick Barmby scored Nick Barmby first goal of Hull's first Premier League season against Sunderland A.F.C. on 20 December 2008, making Nick Barmby one of only five players to have scored for 6 different teams in the Premier League.

On 30 June 2010, it was announced by the incoming Hull City manager, Nigel Pearson, that Barmby would take Nick Barmby first steps into coaching, by being taken onto Pearson's staff at Hull City for the 2010–11 Football League Championship campaign, combining the role of coach with Nick Barmby playing duties.

Managerial career

After Pearson left Hull for Leicester on 15 November 2011, Barmby took over as player caretaker manager. Nick Barmby reign got off to a fine start against Derby County F.C. by defeating them 2-0 at Pride Park Stadium. Nick Barmby announced Nick Barmby retirement from playing on 6 January 2012 before being appointed manager permanently on 10 January.

International career

Barmby's England national football team career stretched to 13 starts and 10 substitute appearances accounting for four goals, including the first goals of both Glenn Hoddle's and Sven-Göran Eriksson's reigns as England manager, in a 3–0 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifier victory against Moldova national football team in 1996 and a 3–0 friendly victory over Spain national football team at Villa Park in 2001. Barmby played for Nick Barmby country at 1996 UEFA European Football Championship and 2000 UEFA European Football Championship, and also played in England's historic Germany 1–5 England (2001) away victory over rivals Germany national football team on 1 September 2001. Despite being a regular starter on the left of midfield during 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 9 Barmby was omitted from the 2002 FIFA World Cup squads England for the 2002 FIFA World Cup and was never called up thereafter.

Personal life

Barmby is now coaching Nick Barmby local junior team Westella and Willerby Juniors which Nick Barmby manages on a Sunday morning.
Nick Barmby also has a son, Jack Barmby, who plays for Manchester United

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Barmby

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