Barry Middleton

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Barry Middleton
Personal information
Born (1984-01-12) 12 January 1984 (age 31)
Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 Cannock 30 (38)
HGC
2011–2012 East Grinstead 4 (5)
Der Club an der Alster
2013–present Holcombe 29 (27)
2015–present Ranchi Rays 3 (3)
National team
2003–present England 229 (58)
2003–present Great Britain 109 (36)
Infobox last updated on: 27 January 2015

Barry John Middleton (born 12 January 1984 in Doncaster, South Yorkshire) is an English field hockey player.[1] He is the current captain of the England team and the GB team.

The midfielder/forward made his international debut in April 2003 against Belgium. He was a member of the Great Britain squad that finished ninth at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, fifth in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and fourth at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He was part of the England squad that won the 2009 Eurohockey Nations Cup. [2] He captained the England squad that won bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. [3]

On 24 May 2014 he became the most capped English hockey international when he played his 308th international game. The match, against Australia at Bisham Abbey in Buckinghamshire, was his 203rd appearance for England. He had also won 105 Great Britain caps to that date. The previous record holder was Russell Garcia with 307 GB/England caps.[4]

He plays club hockey for Holcombe, having formerly played for East Grinstead, HGC, Cannock and Doncaster.[5] He was named in the International Hockey Federation's All-Star team in 2008, 2009 and 2010, and was shortlisted for 'Player Of The Year' in those three years.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barry Middleton Bio, Stats, and Results". sports-reference. Retrieved 2013-04-20. 
  2. ^ "Barry Middleton - GB Hockey". GB Hockey. Retrieved 2013-04-20. 
  3. ^ a b "Glasgow 2014 - Barry Middleton Profile". glasgow2014.com. Retrieved 2014-11-04. 
  4. ^ "Middleton breaks GB/England hockey caps record". Push Hockey. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  5. ^ "EHL Statistics". Fixtureslive.com. Retrieved 2013-04-20.