The master plan
John Barnes Born: Education:
7 November 1963
St Marylebone Grammar
School and Haverstock School, both in north-west London
John began playing football for Watford at 17, in 1981. He started playing for England in 1983 and four years later joined Liverpool. His last appearance for England was in 1995 and by then he had been capped 79 times – then a record for a black player. John spent two years playing for Newcastle, before ending his career at Charlton Athletic in 1999. He then became a coach for several football teams, including Celtic, and is now a TV pundit, sports presenter and charity ambassador.