Gareth Barry announces his ret...

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Gareth Barry announces his retirement from football

Phil Egan
Phil Egan

12:42 PM - 27 Aug 2020



Former England international Gareth Barry has retired from professional football at the age of 39.

The Premier League's record appearance holder played for Aston Villa, Manchester City, Everton and West Brom during his 23-year career.

Barry - who made a record 653 Premier League appearances - only featured for Championship runners up West Brom six times last season.

His last game for the Baggies was a 3-2 defeat at home to Newcastle in the FA Cup back in March. Barry played a total of 833 club games, scoring 67 goals in that time.

He spent the first 12 years of his career with Aston Villa playing in defence and midfield.

He moved to Manchester City in 2009 and won the Premier League title during the 2011/12 season.

Barry signed for Everton in 2013, initially on loan but then it became a permanent deal and West Brom became Barry's fourth and final club in August 2017.

West Brom thanked Barry for his services to the club: "An extraordinary, record-breaking career. All the best in retirement, Gareth Barry"

Everton also paid tribute to Barry: "All the best in retirement, Gareth Barry. Congratulations on a magnificent career and thank you for your time with the Toffees."

The veteran midfielder also won 53 caps for England between 2000-2012, which included three appearances at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

He was in the squad for Euro 2012 but was then ruled out of the tournament after picking up a groin injury.



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