Player profile

Nick Barmby

Birthdate: 11 February 1974
Birthplace: Hull, England
Other clubs: Tottenham Hotspur (1991-95), Middlesbrough (1995-96), Everton (1996-2000), Leeds United (2002-04), Nottingham Forest (loan 2004), Hull City (2004-11)
Bought from: Everton
Signed for LFC: £6m, 18.07.2000
International debut: 29.03.1995 vs. Uruguay
International caps: 23/4 (8/1 at LFC) - 06.10.2001
Liverpool debut: 19.08.2000
Last appearance: 13.03.2002
Debut goal: 14.09.2000
Last goal: 27.01.2001
Contract expiry: 08.08.2002
Win ratio: 63.79% W: 37 D: 9 L: 12
Games/goals ratio: 7.25
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 18 / 1
LFC league games/goals: 32 / 2
Total LFC games/goals: 58 / 8

Player profile

Barmby started his career with Tottenham, playing three seasons at White Hart Lane winning England recognition. He joined Middlesbrough at the start of the 1995/96 season for £6.25 million. Only 14 months later he was on the move again this time to Everton. Barmby's career was on the rise and the biggest decision of his football life beckoned. Barmby made a courageous decision to move across Stanley Park, the first player since Dave Hickson in 1959 to be transferred from Everton to Liverpool. He made a powerful start to his career and seemed quite a useful addition on the left side of midfield. His magnificent goal after 12 minutes against Everton at Anfield made him an instant hero and the songs "He's red, he's white.. he's f****** dynamite echoed around Liverpool, silencing Everton's Judas' chants. In his debut season Liverpool were victorious in three cup competitions, but Barmby only featured in the League Cup final as he struggled with injuries as the campaign drew to a close. Barmby had to settle for a place on the bench in the UEFA Cup final, having scored in three consecutive European away games en route to Dortmund and missed the FA Cup final after participating in five earlier rounds. The Nick Barmby who turned out for Liverpool in his second season struggled to say the least to make an impression. Liverpool accepted Sunderland's bid for him in October 2001, but Barmby persevered and refused to leave. The writing was, however, on the wall and Leeds was Barmby's next destination in his much-travelled career.

Barmby only stayed two years at Elland Road, including a month's loan spell at Nottingham Forest and went on a free to his hometown club, Hull, in July 2004. That proved to be a wise move as he was a key player in Hull's rise from League One to the Premiership in four years. Barmby added another 20 matches to his Premier League total with his seventh English club in 2009/10. Hull's miserable season ended with them dropping back into the Championship after just two years in the top division. Apart from with his hometown club, Barmby had only previously played outside the top division when on loan at Forest. He continued to roll back the years in 2010/11, playing on past his thirty-seventh birthday and making a further 31 Championship appearances for Hull City. Barmby combined his playing duties with a coaching role under Nigel Pearson at the KC Stadium. When Pearson left to become Leicester City's manager in November 2011, Barmby was appointed to the post of caretaker-manager. In January 2012 Hull announced that Barmby had signed as manager on a permanent basis. He led the team into the play-off positions, as well as securing a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup. However, shortly after the end of the regular season Barmby was sacked after criticising the club's owners in an interview he had given to a local newspaper.

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals325713158
2000-2001 26569046
2001-2002 6014112

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
3Manchester United
3Leeds United
3West Ham United
2Leicester City
2Arsenal
2Southampton
2Newcastle United
2Chelsea
2Manchester City
2Aston Villa
2Middlesbrough
2Roma
2Slovan Liberec
2Dynamo Kiev
2Rapid Bucharest
2Olympiacos
2Fulham
2Tottenham
2Crystal Palace
2Charlton Athletic
1Barcelona
1Tranmere Rovers
1Bradford City
1Grimsby Town
1Porto
1Wycombe
1Haka
1Derby
1Stoke City
1Sunderland
1Ipswich Town
1Rotherham United
1Coventry City
1Birmingham City
1Everton
Total Started/substitutions
38 Started
14 On the bench
20 Substitute
19 Substituted

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals211408
2000-2001 211408
2001-2002 000000

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalStarted/substitutions
6Started
2Substitute
TotalCompetition
4UEFA Cup
2Premier League
1FA Cup
1League Cup
TotalGoal minute period
11-15 minutes
116-30 minutes
231-45 minutes
146-60 minutes
161-75 minutes
176-90 minutes
191-120 minutes
TotalOpen play/Penalty
8Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
No records to display.

Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
119.08.2000Bradford CityAnfieldLeague
5008.09.2001Aston VillaAnfieldLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
12914.09.2000Rapid BucharestStadionul GiuleştiEurope

Related Articles

Barmby: I want to play for Liverpool

Liverpool Daily Post article on 30th June 2000.More

Barmby sticks to the script

Liverpool Echo report on Liverpool - Everton on 29.10.2000.More

Liverpool Echo report

Liverpool Echo report on Rapid Bucharest - Liverpool on 14.09.2000.More

Heskey's twist of fate

Liverpool Echo report on Liverpool - Bradford on 19.08.2000. More

Houllier's recruits in 2000-2001

Liverpool's summer signings in 2000-2001 raised more than a few eyebrows.More

Citizen Barmby takes pride of place at Hull

An article from The Guardian from 6th of January 2006.More

Related Quotes

"If you ever watch that treble video back again, you don't realise until you watch it the impact he had on that season, definitely before Christmas, the amount of goals he scored. He was a great help in us winning those trophies."

Jamie Carragher on Nick Barmby's impact during the treble 2000-2001 season

The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
2000-2001 20 Midfielder
2001-2002 20 Midfielder
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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