Gareth Barry is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for West Bromwich Albion.
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1. Gareth Barry was born 23 February 1981.
2. Barry moved to Aston Villa from Brighton & Hove Albion as a youngster, and spent 12 years at the club.
3. He captained Aston Villa and is eighth in their all-time list of appearances, with 441 across all competitions, including 365 in the Premier League.
4. He joined Manchester City for a fee of £12 million in June 2009, where he won the FA Cup in 2011 and the Premier League title the following season.
5. After a season on loan, he joined Everton on a three-year contract in July 2014, and on its expiration he signed for West Bromwich Albion.
6. Barry is a former England international, having won his first full cap in 2000 and captained the side in 2010 in a friendly against Egypt.
7. He earned 53 caps in total, scoring 3 goals, and was included in England’s squads at UEFA Euro 2000 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
8. He is the player with the highest number of appearances in the Premier League.
9. Barry married his childhood sweetheart Louise in the summer of 2007.
10. Barry is best friends with Michael Standing, who signed for Aston Villa on the same day as him from Brighton in 1997. The pair have known each other since they were both ten years old. In 2009, Barry appointed Standing as his new agent after terminating his partnership with previous agent Alex Black.