Ross Barkley

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Ross Barkley
Ross Barkley 2013.jpg
Barkley playing for Everton in 2013
Personal information
Full name Ross Barkley[1]
Date of birth (1993-12-05) 5 December 1993 (age 20)
Place of birth Wavertree, Liverpool, England
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Everton
Number 20
Youth career
2005–2010 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– Everton 48 (6)
2012 Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 13 (4)
2013 Leeds United (loan) 4 (0)
National team
2008–2009 England U16 7 (2)
2009–2010 England U17 7 (2)
2010–2012 England U19 12 (0)
2013 England U20 4 (0)
2011– England U21 5 (1)
2013– England 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of match played 18 October 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of match played 24 June 2014

Ross Barkley (born 5 December 1993) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Everton and the England national team. He has also played on loan for Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United.

Barkley made his full international debut in 2013 and played for England at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Personal life[edit]

Barkley was born and raised in Liverpool, his paternal grandfather was Nigerian.[3][4][5]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Ross Barkley joined Everton as an 11-year old and played for the club's youth teams. He was named as a substitute in a first team league game in early 2010–11, and was expected to make his Premier League debut[6] before his leg was broken in three places after a collision with Liverpool's Andre Wisdom during an England under-19 match in October 2010.[7]

He recovered from his injury in time to join the first team for pre-season training before the beginning of 2011–12. During pre-season, Tim Cahill heralded Barkley as the most talented footballer he had worked with.[8] He made his debut in Everton's first game of the season, a 1–0 defeat to Queens Park Rangers, and was named man of the match by Radio City Sport.[9] His early performances were highly praised, with Martin Keown predicting that "[Barkley will] be one of the best players we'll ever see in this country."[10] He signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract in December 2011.[11]

On 14 September 2012, Barkley joined Sheffield Wednesday on a one-month loan deal[12] making his debut the same day in an away defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion.[13] He scored his first goal for the club, a penalty, against Bolton Wanderers the following week.[14] His loan was extended before he was recalled by Everton after playing thirteen games for Wednesday.[15][16] He again went out on loan, this time to Leeds United for an "initial one-month stint", in January 2013[17][18] and made his debut for Leeds in a derby match against Barnsley.[19]

Breakthrough season 2013–14[edit]

Barkley in action against Bohemians in August 2011

Barkley rejoined the Everton first team for the 2013–14 season.He scored his first goal for the club on the opening day in a 2–2 draw against Norwich City, and was later named man of the match.[20][21] During the first half of the season, Barkley put in several man-of-the-match performances, notably against Arsenal and Swansea City – the latter whom he scored the winner against.[22] He received praise from many pundits including Alan Hansen who said Barkley has absolutely everything and Gary Lineker who claimed he is a star in the making and a prodigious talent.[23][24]

Barkley's first FA Cup goal came on 4 January 2014, opening a 4–0 win over Queens Park Rangers in the third round.[25] In March, Barkley scored a superb solo goal against Newcastle United in which he ran from his own half to net the opener in a 3–0 victory.[26] On 18 April 2014, he was named as one of the six players on the shortlist for the PFA Young Player of the Year award.[27] He scored a total of 6 goals in 34 Premier League matches throughout the season, including a goal against Manchester City on 3 May which BBC Sport described as "spectacular" and was awarded goal of the season at Everton's end of year awards.[28][29]

2014–15[edit]

On 29 July 2014, Barkley signed a new contract with Everton, keeping him at the club until 2018.[30] Before the start of the season, Barkley suffered an injury to his MCL, and while it was initially thought that he would not play for five months, after treatment to his knee managerRoberto Martínez announced he may be sidelined for eight weeks.[31] He played his first game since this injury on 18 October 2014, setting up Romelu Lukaku's goal in a 3–0 home league win over Aston Villa. Following this performance, Martínez said "it just looks like he was born to play football."[32]

International career[edit]

Barkley playing for England under-19s in 2012

Barkley is eligible to play for both England and, through his paternal grandfather, Nigeria, but opted to represent his country of birth.[33] He has represented England at under-16, under-17, under-19, under-20, under-21 and senior level.[34]

He was first called up for the under-16 level in September 2008, aged 14.[35] He was selected to play in the 2009 Montaigu Tournament and captained the team to success, beating Germany 2–1 on penalties in the final.[36] He also helped England win the 2010 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship with two goals en route to the final where England beat Spain 2–1.[37] Barkley was called up to the England U-21 squad in August 2011. On 28 May 2013, he was named in manager Peter Taylor's 21-man squad for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[38] He made his debut on 16 June, in a 3–0 win in a warm-up game against Uruguay.[39] He scored his first goal for England under-21's on 13 August 2013, in a 6–0 win against Scotland.[40]

Barkley was called up to the senior England squad in August 2013,[41] and earned his first senior cap the following month, coming on as a substitute for Jack Wilshere in a 4–0 win in a World Cup qualifier against Moldova at Wembley.[42]

Barkley was named in the England squad for the World Cup Finals in Brazil,[43] and made his World Cup debut as a 61st-minute substitute for Danny Welbeck in England's 2–1 opening defeat to Italy in Manaus.[44]

Style of play[edit]

Barkley holds great dribbling, balance and vision. He has been commonly described as being similar to a young Frank Lampard by many journalists, pundits and fans. Club manager Roberto Martínez described Barkley as a mix of Paul Gascoigne and Michael Ballack.[45] He can play on the wing, as a attacking midfielder or if needed he can play as a centre midfielder.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 23 October 2014.[46]
Club League Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Everton Premier League 2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 6 0 1 0 2 0 9 0
2012–13 9 0 1 0 1 0 11 0
Sheffield Wednesday (loan) Championship 2012–13 13 4 0 0 0 0 13 4
Leeds United (loan) 2012–13 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Everton Premier League 2013–14 34 6 3 1 1 0 38 7
2014–15 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Everton total 48 6 5 1 4 0 1 0 58 7
Career total 65 10 5 1 4 0 1 0 75 11

International[edit]

As of match played 24 June 2014.
England national team
Year Apps Goals
2013 3 0
2014 6 0
Total 9 0

Honours[edit]

England under-17

Individual

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Player Profile: Ross Barkley". Premier League. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
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  13. ^ "Brighton 3–0 Sheff Wed" BBC Sport. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
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  34. ^ "FA.com Profile: Ross Barkley". The Football Association. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
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  42. ^ "England 4–0 Moldova" BBC Sport. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
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