Barry Middleton will compete in his fourth World Cup after being named in the England squad for the Hockey World Cup 2018 event in India. The Holcombe man is England and Great Britain’s greatest of all time.
Middleton, 34, has 425 combined caps for Great Britain and England, and is closing in on the all-time record of 453 held by the Netherlands’s Teun de Nooijer. Middleton is the fifth player in the history to have clocked 400 matches for his national team.Only four men before him – two Dutch, an Indian and one Pakistani.
EIGHT EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
He made his international debut back in 2003, aged 19. It was in a match down at Canterbury Hockey Club.
Since his debut, he has played in every tournament there is, including making appearances at four Olympic Games, three World Cups and eight European Championships. He was named in the FIH World All Star Team, not once but thrice.