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Middleton building for future success at World League Final

Captain Barry Middleton is playing down the chances of the England men’s hockey team in 2014 on the eve of the World League Final – but he insis...

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Middleton: Defeat hard to take for GB

Great Britain hockey captain Barry Middleton gave credit to Holland's all-round game during the hosts' 9-2 semi-final defeat.

Having gone...

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Team GB miss out on hockey final

Great Britain's men delivered on their promise to attack and entertain but failed in their bid to reach a first Olympic hockey final since the g...

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GB enter semi-final after Spain draw

Great Britain survived a tense finish to draw 1-1 with Spain and book their place in an Olympic hockey semi-final for the first time since they ...

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Lee praise for battling Britain

Great Britain's men's hockey coach Jason Lee hailed the quality and grit of his side after they bounced back from 3-0 down to earn a draw agains...

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Medal Record

London 2012
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  • 0 Bronze
Beijing 2008
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  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Athens 2004
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze

Biography

Barry Middleton made his second Olympic Games appearance at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The mens team won their fifth/sixth place classification match against Korea to place fifth in the tournament. Middleton as a member of the England squad which won gold at the 2009 Eurohocky tournament.

Despite his young age, Middleton is one of the veterans of the England & Great Britain squads, having made his international debut five years ago in 2003. At just 25, Middleton has a World Cup, a Commonwealth Games, four European Championships and an two Olympics under his belt. With over 70 caps for Great Britain, plus 100 more for England, Barry is rapidly approaching 50 international goals, five of which were scored during the qualification tournament in Chile. Middleton opened the scoring in the 2–0 victory over India in the final, which secured a berth in Beijing. He has been twice named the Hockey Writers Club UK Player of the Year (in 2004 & 2007).

Middleton now plays his club hockey abroad for HGC in the Netherlands, having previously played for Doncaster and Cannock.