On This Day – John Barnes Born

7-11-1963: Watford, Liverpool and England winger John Barnes was born on this day in 1963. Barnes made 233 league appearances for Watford before he moved to Liverpool in June 1987 for £900,000. He made 314 league appearances for Liverpool over a 10 year period playing in a forward line which included Peter Beardsley and John Aldridge.

He made his England debut while at Watford coming on as substitute in a 0-0 friendly against Northern Ireland in Belfast in May 1983. He gained 73 caps and scored 11 goals for England. His most famous goal was in a 2-0 friendly win over Brazil in Rio de Janerio in June 1984. Mark Hately scored England’s second goal. The England line-up was:

Shilton; Duxbury, Sansom, Watson, Fenwick; Robson, Wilkins, Barnes, Chamberlain; Woodcock, Hately. Clive Allen came on as substitute.

Here’s the goals from YouTube:


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