Gareth Barry

Professional Footballer

Gareth Parri Barry is an English footballer who plays for Manchester City and the England national football team. Barry moved to Aston Villa from Brighton & Hove Albion as a youngster, and spent 12 years at the club. He captained Aston Villa and is ninth in their all-time list of appearances. In June 2009, he joined Manchester City. Barry is an England international, having won his first full cap in 2000 and captained the side in 2010 in a friendly against Egypt.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Gareth Barry.


1981 Birth Born on February 23, 1981.


1997 16 Years Old Barry joined Aston Villa from Brighton and Hove Albion as a trainee in 1997 along with Michael Standing. … Read More
1998 17 Years Old 1 More Event
He played his first match for Villa on 2 May 1998 against Sheffield Wednesday. … Read More
Barry was part of the Villa team who lost the 2000 FA Cup Final 1-0 to Chelsea.


2003 22 Years Old He made further England appearances in matches against South Africa, Serbia and Montenegro and Slovakia in 2003. … Read More
2005 24 Years Old In April 2005, Barry intervened in a controversial incident in a match against Newcastle United when two Newcastle United players, Lee Bowyer and Kieron Dyer, brawled with one another during the game. … Read More
Barry was brought on at the beginning of the second half of the friendly match against Spain on 7 February 2007 as replacement for Steven Gerrard and played left midfield for the majority of the game, moving to left-back when Stewart Downing was brought on. … Read More
He was also given the official man of the match for England's Euro 2008 home qualifier against Estonia.
2010 29 Years Old 1 More Event
…  On 16 February 2010, a week before his 29th birthday he played the full 90 minutes and scored a late equaliser in a 1–1 draw against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium. … Read More


On 9 February 2011, Barry was again made captain for the final 10 minutes of the match against Denmark, after Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole had already worn the skipper's armband.
On 3 January 2012 he was sent off for the first time since joining Manchester City in a 3–0 league win against Liverpool.
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