Gareth Barry

Barry
Position:
MF
D.o.B: 23/02/1981
Birthplace: Hastings
Height: 6 ft
Weight: 12st 2lb
Appearances: 140 (14)
Goals: 5
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Gareth Barry ended the 2016/17 season just four Premier League appearances short of Ryan Giggs’ record of 632.

The evergreen former England international scored on his 600th appearance in a 3-1 win over Middlesbrough in October.

He then soon surpassed Frank Lampard’s tally of 609 Premier League games to sit second in the all-time list.

He swapped the sky blue of Manchester City for the royal blue of Everton on a permanent basis in the summer of 2014, following a hugely successful loan stint at Goodison Park.

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.

He followed up an impressive first season for the Club by making 44 appearances in all competitions in 2014/15, playing in all but one of the Blues’ 10 UEFA Europa League games that year.

He marked his 35th birthday in February 2016 but still continued to be a regular feature for the Toffees, starring 39 times that season.

The consistency of his performances were recognised when he was named the Player and Players’ Player of the Season for 2015/16, drawing in votes from both the supporters and teammates alike.

While racking up less starts, Barry was still an important part of the squad during Ronald Koeman’s first season in charge of Everton.

He made 34 appearances in total, scoring important goals in wins over West Bromwich Albion and Middlesbrough, and signed a new one-year contract extension in December.

In August 2017, he left the Blues for West Brom for an undisclosed fee.

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Career Stats - Gareth Barry (First team)

League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls.
2013 2014 32 3 4 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 36 (1) 3
2014 2015 33 0 2 0 0 0 9 0 44 0
2015 2016 32 (1) 0 2 0 3 (1) 0 0 0 37 (2) 0
2016 2017 22 (10) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 (10) 2
Total 119 (11) 5 9 0 3 (2) 0 9 0 140 (13) 5
Please note, not all competitions are listed on this page. In some cases, this may result in a discrepancy between the displayed totals for appearances and goals.

Club From To App. Gls.
Everton 14/09/2013 06/08/2017 145 (15) 5

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