John Barnes was paid just £200 for rapping on World in Motion

John Barnes
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John Barnes will forever be synonymous for scoring an incredible solo effort for England against Brazil at the Maracana, fine performances for both Watford and Liverpool, and, of course, his iconic rap on World in Motion.

Released ahead of England's World Cup campaign at Italia 90, Barnes performed the rap which has gone down in history as one of the best football songs ever produced. 

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.