- Born: 23/02/1981
- Birthplace: Hastings
- Nationality: English
- Apps/ Goals: 36 (1) / 3
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Everton signed Gareth Barry on a permanent three-year deal in July 2014 following a successful loan spell the previous campaign.
The midfielder moved to Goodison Park after he ended his five-year association with Manchester City.
Vastly experienced, Barry is a Premier League winner and arrived on Merseyside with over 50 England caps and having captained his country.
Born in Hastings, he was part of Brighton's youth set-up before switching to Aston Villa and making his senior debut in central defence aged just 17.
He soon became a regular for the Midlands outfit, playing in central defence, at full-back and in midfield. Barry played in the 2000 FA Cup final and shortly afterwards won his first England cap after being called up by Kevin Keegan.
Named Villa's Player of the Season in 2006/07, Barry's performances were beginning to catch the eye of the country's biggest clubs.
After interest from Liverpool in 2008, he eventually joined Manchester City for £12million in 2009, becoming a regular straight away.
He started City's 2011 FA Cup final win over Stoke City and played in 34 of the 38 Premier League games the following season as the Citizens marched to the title.
Barry joined an elite club in surpassing 500 Premier League appearances during his first spell at Goodison, one which saw him score three goals in 37 outings and help the Blues seal a return to European competition for the first time since 2010.
Starts Subs Goals 32 - 3 4 - - - 1 - Other - - - Total 36 1 3 2013/14 Season Stats Appearances 37 Time played 3223 Goals 3 Assists 4 Yellow cards 10 Red cards 0 Corners taken 2 Crosses 3 Cross completion rate 15.79% Free kicks taken 0 Passes (successful) 1976 Passes (forward) 877 Passes (in opposition half) 1228 Key passes 39 Shots on target 6 Shots off target 8 Shot accuracy rating 42.86% Penalties 0 Fouls against 46 Goals kicks 0 Blocks 20 Clearances 87 Interceptions 59 Goals conceded 34 Own goals 0 Fouls committed 56 Hand balls 0 Offsides 1