|Date Of Birth||26/08/1977 (40)|
|Height||182cm / 6'|
|Weight||96kg / 15st 1lbs|
Son of famous cricketer Ian Botham, his godfather is West Indian cricket captain Viv Richards
Liam initially followed in his fathers footsteps, playing county cricket for Hampshire leaving the sport in 1997 to play rugby union for West Hartlepool & making his debut for England U21 in same year before moving to Cardiff then Newcastle Falcons.
2003 saw him switch codes to Rugby League signing for Leeds Rhinos. Although playing well for the Rhinos, Botham signed for Wigan towards the end of the season, feeling he could not get a regular place in the Rhinos team.
In 2005 he announced his retirement aged 27 after a neck injury and in 2006 Liam set up a company with his friend James Miller and offer executive sporting trips to South Africa, Australia and other destinations.
Liam is currently living in Richmond North Yorkshire
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