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 47 (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 3 May 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.

Personal life[edit]

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

Club career[edit]

Early career 2010–2013[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[5] 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.[6]

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.[7] 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.[8] 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."[9] He signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract in December 2011.[10]

On 14 September 2012, Barkley joined Sheffield Wednesday on a one-month loan deal[11] making his debut the same day in an away defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion.[12] He scored his first goal for the club, a penalty, against Bolton Wanderers the following week.[13] His loan was extended before he was recalled by Everton after playing thirteen games for Wednesday.[14][15] He again went out on loan, this time to Leeds United for an "initial one-month stint", in January 2013[16][17] and made his debut for Leeds in a derby match against Barnsley.[18]

Breakthrough season 2013–2014[edit]

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.[19][20] 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.[21] 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.[22][23] Club manager Roberto Martínez described Barkley as a mix of Paul Gascoigne and Michael Ballack.[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]

International career[edit]

Barkley playing for England under-19s in 2012

Barkley was eligible to play for both England and, through his paternal grandfather, Nigeria, but opted to represent his country of birth.[30] He has represented England at under-16, under-17, under-19, under-20, under-21 and senior level.[31]

He was first called up for the under-16 level in September 2008, aged 14.[32] 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.[33] 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.[34] 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.[35] He made his debut on 16 June, in a 3–0 win in a warm-up game against Uruguay.[36] He scored his first goal for England under-21's on 13 August 2013, in a 6–0 win against Scotland.[37]

Barkley was called up to the senior England squad in August 2013,[38] 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.[39]

Barkley was named in the England squad for the World Cup Finals in Brazil,[40] and made his World Cup debut coming on as a substitute in England's 2–1 defeat to Italy.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 3 May 2014.[41]
Club League Season League FA Cup League Cup Total
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
Everton total 47 6 5 1 4 0 56 7
Career total 64 10 5 1 4 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League Squad Numbers 2013/14". Premier League. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Player Profile: Ross Barkley". Premier League. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ Doyle, Ian (28 April 2011). "Bank on Barkley to shine at Blues says boss Moyes". Liverpool Daily Post. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Everton's Ross Barkley breaks leg on England U19 duty". BBC Sport. 14 October 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  7. ^ [3][dead link]
  8. ^ Lewis, Andy (20 August 2011). "Barkley handed debut". Everton F.C. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Transfer deadline quotes of the day". BBC Sport. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Teenager Ross Barkley signs long-term Everton contract". BBC Sport. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  11. ^ "Sheffield Wednesday sign Everton's Ross Barkley on loan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Brighton 3–0 Sheff Wed" BBC Sport. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  13. ^ "Sheffield Wed 1–2 Bolton" BBC Sport. 22 September 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  14. ^ "Everton's Ross Barkley extends Sheffield Wednesday loan" BBC Sport. 22 October 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  15. ^ "Barkley To Return To Blues". Evertonfc.com. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 
  16. ^ "Barkley Loaned To Leeds". Everton F.C. Official Website. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  17. ^ "EVERTON MIDFIELDER ARRIVES ON LOAN". Leeds United Official Website. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  18. ^ "Barnsley vs Leeds". Leeds United Official Website. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  19. ^ "Norwich 2–2 Everton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  20. ^ "Premier League: Everton draw 2–2 with Norwich at Carrow Road". Sky Sports. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  21. ^ "Swansea 1–2 Everton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  22. ^ "Everton's Ross Barkley can reach the top, says Alan Hansen". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  23. ^ "Ross Barkley: Everton midfielder can star for England says Lineker". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  24. ^ "Everton boss Roberto Martinez praises Gerard Deulofeu impact". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  25. ^ Reddy, Luke (4 January 2014). "Everton 4-0 QPR". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  26. ^ "Newcastle 0–3 Everton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  27. ^ "PFA Player of the Year award shortlist: Gerrard and Lallana nominated". The Guardian. 18 April 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2014. 
  28. ^ "Everton 2 Manchester City 3". BBC Sport. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  29. ^ "Seamus Coleman is Toffees' player of the season while Ross Barkley wins best goal for Man City strike at Everton awards". Daily Mail. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  30. ^ "Players in focus: Ross Barkley". Everton F.C. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  31. ^ "FA.com Profile: Ross Barkley". The Football Association. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  32. ^ Johnson, Tim (30 September 2008). "Barkley follows Rodwell and Baxter into England side". Liverpool Echo. 
  33. ^ "England retain Montaigu title". The Football Association. 13 April 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  34. ^ "England comeback seals U17 crown". UEFA. 30 May 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  35. ^ "Final squad named" TheFA.com. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  36. ^ "Training win for Three Lions" TheFA.com. 16 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  37. ^ "England Under-21s thrash Scotland 6–0 in friendly" BBC Sport. 13 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  38. ^ "Andros Townsend and Ross Barkley in England squad" BBC Sport. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  39. ^ "England 4–0 Moldova" BBC Sport. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  40. ^ "England World Cup squad 2014: Ross Barkley and Raheem Sterling called up". The Guardian. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  41. ^ Ross Barkley career stats at Soccerbase

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