Ross Barkley

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Position:
MF
D.o.B: 05/12/1993
Birthplace: Liverpool
Height: 6ft 2in
Appearances: 141 (37)
Goals: 27
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Ross Barkley is one of the shining examples of Everton’s famed Academy, having progressed from schoolboy footballer to first-team and international stardom.

The talented, athletic midfielder joined the Blues aged 11, was playing for the Under-18s by 15 and enjoyed a first-team debut against QPR in August 2011 aged just 17.

He went on to feature for Everton’s senior side 179 times, scoring 27 goals, before joining Chelsea in January 2018. 

Barkley scored some memorable goals along the way and his return of 14 for Club and country in 2015/16 was his best in a single season.

The Liverpool-born man was always destined for the top and this was recognised with regular call ups for England at youth level. 

Ross represented England at Under-16 level seven times and scored twice, before moving up to the Under-17 age group early in the 2009/10 season. 

He made his first appearance for the Three Lions’ Under-17s side against Kazakhstan in October 2009, and was also a part of England's victorious 2010 European Championship side in Liechtenstein in May 2010.

Barkley scored the only goal in a group stage victory over Greece in the tournament, and played a full 90-minutes in their 2-1 victory over Spain in the final to clinch England's first ever European Under-17 title.

In 2010/11, as a first year Academy player, he played the first game of the season for the Blues' reserves, netting in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

He was named on the subs' bench for the home Premier League game against Newcastle in mid-September but soon a horrific triple leg-break whilst on England Under-19s duty ended his season prematurely.

One bright point was the professional contract he signed upon turning 17 in December.

After appearing regularly for the first team in Everton's pre-season campaign in 2011, Barkley made that first professional start in a 1-0 defeat against QPR at Goodison Park in August - earning positive reviews for an energetic display.

His next boost was an England Under-21 debut in September 2011 in a 4-1 win over Israel. A month later Barkley made his first competitive start against Norway, coming into the side in place of Blues colleague Jack Rodwell in a 2-1 victory.

Barkley made a number of substitute appearances for Everton in the second half of the campaign, while continuing his development and impressing regularly in Alan Stubbs' reserve side.

The summer saw the midfielder play a key role as England Under-19s reached the final four of the European Championships in Estonia.

Joining back up with the Blues' first team for pre-season shortly after, Barkley scored the only goal of the game against Dundee United at Tannadice.

He joined Sheffield Wednesday on a month's loan in September 2012, before it was extended for a similar duration in October.

Barkley featured 13 times for the Owls, once as a substitute, and netted four goals - including his first senior goal in a 2-1 defeat to Bolton and an impressive brace in the 3-0 win at Ipswich.

Ross returned to Everton on 19 November 2012 before joining Leeds on loan and making a further four appearances, returning to Everton in mid February.

He was called up to the England Under-20s squad for the World Cup in June 2013 and his performances in the tournament led manager Peter Taylor to label him as "world class".

Taking that form into the 2013/14 season, Barkley netted his first competitive club goal in the 2-2 draw at Norwich City on the opening weekend, days after getting on the scoresheet for England Under-21s in the 6-0 thrashing of Scotland.

Three Lions manager Roy Hodgson subsequently handed the 19-year-old his first senior call-up to the national side on 27 August 2013 ahead of World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine.

He was part of the squad that travelled to the World Cup in Brazil in 2014, earning a run-out in the final group match against Costa Rica.

On the back of representing his country at the 2014 World Cup, Barkley made 35 appearances for Everton in all competitions in 2014/15.
 
He scored goals against Queens Park Rangers and Newcastle United as the Blues finished 11th in the Premier League table.

The Wavertree-born Academy graduate got his 2015/16 campaign off to a flier, netting twice in the opening games against Watford and Southampton.

Twelve more goals followed, including his maiden international goal in England’s 6-0 Euro 2016 qualifying win against San Marino.

Barkley made it into the final 23-man that travelled to France for the Championships the following summer but he was not called upon in any of the four fixtures.

He scored six goals in all competitions during the 2016/17 season and finished the campaign having created more goalscoring opportunities for teammates than any other English player in the Premier League.

After not playing a game for Everton in the 2017/18 season, having undergone an operation for a hamstring injury, Barkley signed for Chelsea on 5 January 2018.

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Career Stats - Ross Barkley (First team)

League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls.
2011 2012 2 (4) 0 0 (1) 0 2 0 0 0 4 (5) 0
2012 2013 2 (5) 0 0 (1) 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 2 (7) 0
2013 2014 25 (9) 6 3 1 1 0 0 0 29 (9) 7
2014 2015 22 (7) 2 2 0 0 0 4 (1) 0 28 (8) 2
2015 2016 36 (2) 8 4 2 4 (2) 2 0 0 44 (4) 12
2016 2017 31 (4) 5 1 0 2 1 0 0 34 (4) 6
Total 118 (31) 21 10 (2) 3 9 (3) 3 4 (1) 0 141 (37) 27
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 18/09/2010 21/05/2017 147 (40) 27

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