Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Barry Venison (born 16 August 1964) is a retired English footballer who enjoyed a successful playing career from 1981 to 1995, when he joined Southampton. He later worked as an television pundit. Venison was born in Consett, County Durham. He played for England at youth and under-21 level in his early days. He started his club career in his native North East with Sunderland and set a record when he became the youngest captain at a Wembley cup final when, aged 20 years and 220 days, he skippered Sunderland against Norwich City in the 1985 League Cup final. Unfortunately for both Venison and Sunderland they lost 1 0.