Barry Horne

Where is Barry Horne now?

Everton’s legendary ‘tough tackling’ midfielder Barry Horne retired from playing in 2002 after a short spell playing for non-league Belper Town.

A cult hero at Goodison Park, he will forever be remembered for his 30-yard screamer of a goal against Wimbledon on the last day of the 1993-94 season which helped Everton survive relegation.

Playing for 18 years, he turned out for 10 different teams and was an FA Cup winner with the Toffees in 1995.

He was also an important member of the Wales national side between 1988 and 1996 winning 59 caps and scoring two goals.
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Prior to his footballing career, Horne had already gained a first-class degree in chemistry and materials science and was halfway through a PhD before joining Wrexham in 1983.

In retirement he has returned to his science background and is now a teacher of physics and chemistry at Kings School in Chester as well as the school’s director of football.

In 2011 Horne joined Wrexham FC’s board of directors when the club was taken over by the supporter’s trust but stepped down from his role in 2016.

He has also worked extensively in the media since hanging up his boots and provided punditry on Match of the Day and Sky Sports as well as a writing a regular column about his beloved Everton in the Liverpool Echo.

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Barry Horne: Premier League Statistics

Goals Scored3
Yellow Cards19
Red Cards2
Premier League Teams Played forEverton, Sheffield Wednesday

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