Known as one of the best wingers to have ever played in the English Premier League, John Barnes enjoyed an illustrious career with Liverpool FC and the England national squad. The winner of two First Division titles and two FA Cups, John also set a new record for black players of the time by recording 79 appearances for the national side. Inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2005, Barnes’ was recognised for his dedication to the game and enthusiasm for supporting the development of new players. A fabulous football speaker, John’s charismatic persona and articulate delivery of after dinner speeches make him a highly desirable personality to appear and host events.
Making his debut for Liverpool in August 1987, John enjoyed a 2-1 victory over Arsenal and went on to prove his exceptional talent as a winger during his first season. John had joined one of the best performing clubs of the era, with the side only losing two matches in Barnes’ first season, John rose to the challenge and proved his place as an instrumental element of Liverpool’s team chemistry. John ended his time at Liverpool in 1997, after playing 407 times and scoring 108 goals. Barnes’ time at an elite level of the sport gives him the experience and knowledge to deliver talks as a football speaker on achieving peak performance and maximising success at any opportunity.
John became even more well known after his leading role on the New Order song World in Motion, where he rapped his way into the charts in what is considered to be one of the best ever football pop songs. Approaching appearances with an amiable and relaxed manner, John is a warming and inviting personality that can relate to audience members during after dinner speeches. Equally at home participating in question and answer sessions, John thoroughly enjoys giving answers to fan’s questions, giving them an insight into the real premier league and international football lifestyle. John vast portfolio of previous speaking arrangements make him one of the most desirable sports speakers around.
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