How tall is John Barnes

John Barnes Height

5ft 10 ¼ (178.4 cm)

Jamaican-born English former footballer, who played for Watford, Liverpool and amassed 79 caps for the England national team. As a manager he coached Celtic FC and the Jamaican national team. He said in the Daily Mail "I'm 5 ft 11 in and, when I was playing football, I was about 12 ½ st. I'm now 16 st".

How tall is John Barnes
5ft 8 Rob and John @ Collectormania 2015

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Average Guess (14 Votes)
5ft 10.34in (178.7cm)
OriginalAnon said on 26/Mar/20
He definitely doesn't look the listen height in this photo.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 29/Aug/19
@Greg
More like 5'9 7/8" with the lean, and 5'10.25" without. The difference between the top of Rob's and John's heads are no more than 1.75"
Greg said on 26/Aug/19
Looks 5’10.25/5’10 3/8ths with the lean if he straightened out I could see 5’10.5-5’10.75”ish
Editor Rob
Barnes that day with A couple of other players.

Wright in person 5ft 9, Pearce in person 5ft 10, Barnes in person 5ft 10, Hurst in person near 5ft 11.
Truthsayer said on 18/May/19
Just saw BBC1 with Luther Blisset and John Barnes next to each other. Blisset was listed as 180cm in his playing days and he is noticeably taller than Barnes, even though he's now in his 60s.

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Editor Rob
Luther may be slightly higher on the ground, I think it slopes towards the stand a bit.
Johnson said on 29/Mar/19
@Rob did you meet again John Barnes?. I saw pictures of an event he was with fans with Owen, Fowler and Liverpool legends
Editor Rob
I never got another photo with John, but with group shots, I'm sure their heights vary a bit depending on what side or who is closer to the camera.
Greg C said on 3/Mar/19
Saw John Barnes where I work at a corporate gig. Stood right by him, he's 5ft9 tops.
Jonny Clewett said on 17/Feb/19
He's actually 6 ft because I'm 6 ft 1 and he was about a inch or so below me.
Colberto said on 25/Dec/18
Looks around 5'10"
Zampo said on 19/Oct/18
Looks around 5 cm taller than Rob, based on the photo. Thus would put him in the 5'10-5'10.25 range. Reasonable listing.
Nik said on 19/Jun/18
He looks at least his listed height!
jessman said on 10/Feb/18
My sister, who is 5'7 at best, once met john Barnes and Kenny dalglish (together) at an airport. She knows her football and got talking to them. She reckoned dalglish was no taller than her and Barnes was only slightly taller. She doesn't wear heels so footwear could have been similar. Barnes looks 5'9 next to terry butcher.
Bobby said on 8/Feb/18
I'm only seeing a 1.5-inch difference, not 2 inches. Could be 5'9.5 for this guy, but maybe it's because he's leaning.
ANDY said on 14/Oct/17
I Think That John Barnes Is ACTUALLY Five Foot Eleven And A Half.
World Citizen said on 31/May/17
Looks 5ft 9 3/4
Johnson said on 20/Feb/17
yes, he is 178 cm. Stuart Pearce is 5'10 and he looks similar
Aza said on 22/Oct/16
Great football player. 5'10 today.
Johnson said on 21/Oct/16
In the pic with Rob he looks 1.80
guk said on 18/Jun/16
I used to see a lot of ex football players on the flight down to London from Manchester. I saw John and put him around this height. I also stood close to Rodney Marsh who is about 5ft 11, Dwight Yorke was about 5ft 8-9
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jun/16
5ft11 peak, Rob?


I'm not convinced he was a 6fter
Editor Rob: I don't think he was even 5ft 11 in playing days.
Arch Stanton said on 17/Jun/16
Arch Stanton said on 16/Jun/16
Wow, I thought he was probably 6 ft 1 or 2, always thought he seemed a big guy, must be his build and face which gave that impression, surely well over 200 pounds Rob?
Editor Rob: when you look at Barnes with a guy like Terry Butcher back in the day I think it showed he was never a 6ft player.


Yes it's obvious when you really look, he looks shorter than 5 ft 10 there, but if you just look at him and his powerful build without knowing anything else you'd think he was a big guy I think.
Guts said on 16/Jun/16
Is listed as Six foot online do you think he's lost height or he's just over listed.
Editor Rob: I think he was overlisted
Aaron Zamora said on 16/Jun/16
How about 5'9.75?
Editor Rob: that day he could look close to 5ft 10, he was taller than gazza when I seen them talking
Arch Stanton said on 16/Jun/16
Wow, I thought he was probably 6 ft 1 or 2, always thought he seemed a big guy, must be his build and face which gave that impression, surely well over 200 pounds Rob?
Editor Rob: when you look at Barnes with a guy like Terry Butcher back in the day I think it showed he was never a 6ft player.

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