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Joey Barton

Manchester City FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 0: A 1
*(actual F 0: A 0)
0% successful


disciplined: none
minutes played:


Full name Joseph Anthony Barton

(*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)

Born 2 September 1982 in Huyton, Knowsley, Merseyside [registered in Knowsley, September 1982].
Attended St. Thomas Beckett Catholic High School, Huyon.
Height/Weight 5' 9", 11st 0lb. [2006]


Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2006] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Began as an Everton FC trainee, but was subsequently rejected. He then joined the Nottingham Forest FC Youth Academy, and was released for being too small. He became a Manchester City FC trainee in 1997, and signed professional forms on 5 July 2001. Following a turbulent and bad-tempered City career, in which he made 130 Premier League appearances, scoring fifteen times, he joined Newcastle United FC on 14 June 2007 for £5.8 million.  In the summer of 2011, Barton spent his time criticising the transfer policy at United and was placed on the transfer-list. After a controversial period in which Barton made 81 league appearances, with a return of seven goals, he joined Queen's Park Rangers FC on 26 August on a free transfer and was instantly handed the captain's armband for the 2011-12 season. He was sent-off amidst disgraceful scenes in their last match of the season against Manchester City FC, the same match that saw his former club win the Premier League Trophy. He was banned for twelve matches, so it was decided he would be loaned out. On 31 August 2012, Barton joined Olympique de Marseille, where he still served his twelve match ban, and so began his French career playing in the UEFA Europa League. He made 25 French league appearances. Barton returned to QPR as Captain and completed 93 league appearances, scoring seven goals. He was released on 27 May 2015. On 28 August, Barton signed a year-long contract with Championship side, Burnley FC. He made 38 Championsip appearances and scored three goals. On 24 May 2016, Barton joined Rangers FC, but made just five SPL appearances before being sacked on 10 November for another training ground incident in the September. He is also under investigation for various gambling issues within the game. On 2 January 2017, he rejoined Burnley FC, scoring on his debut, eleven days later.
Club honours Football League Champions 2009-10, 2015-16, Play-off winners 2013-14;
Individual honours Manchester City FC Young Player of the Year 2003-04; PFA Championship Team of the Year 2015-16;
Distinctions None


Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2006]

England Career

Player number 1147th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Midfielder
Only match No. 849, 7 February 2007, England 0 Spain 1, a friendly match at Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester, substitute (79), aged 24 years 158 days;
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England U21 (two appearances, one goal, 2003)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

In September 2000, as a result of Tony Adams' experiences with alcoholism and drug addiction, Adams founded the Sporting Chance Clinic, a charitable foundation aimed at providing treatment, counselling and support for sports men and women suffering from drink, drug or gambling addictions. However, the charity set up by Tony Adams has always had an ethos of never turning someone away for financial reasons.  This is where the Tamsin Gulvin Benevolent Fund comes in to help us assist those not currently supported by a professional body.  The Fund will provide the opportunity for ALL sportspeople to benefit from Sporting Chance Clinic's services. This is the side of the charity of which Joey Barton is Patron. - Sporting Chances.
Appointed an honorary associate of the National Secular Society in April 2015.

England Disgrace

Barton was jailed on 20 May 2008 for a serious assault and affray.  Barton was captured on CCTV in Liverpool on 27 December 2007 punching one man 20 times before an attack which left a teenage boy with broken teeth.  Sentencing him to six months in jail, Judge Henry Globe QC said it was a "violent and cowardly act".  This follows a catalogue of incidents including stubbing a cigar of then-Manchester City FC teammate Jamie Candy in December 2004.  Injures a pedestrian in an early morning road accident in May 2005, also an altercation with an Asian fan in July 2005 - All before he was capped by Steve McClaren.
The racist murder of Anthony Walker in McGoldrick Park, Huyton. Two local youths were later found guilty of his murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. They were 17-year-old Michael Barton (brother of footballer Joey Barton) and 20-year-old Paul Taylor.


Joey Barton - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Capt. Disc.
1 1 0 0 1 0 11 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.


Joey Barton - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - White - Friendly 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1


Joey Barton - Match History
 Club: Manchester City F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: Steve McClaren - 1 full capx

Age 24
1 849 7 February 2007 - England 0 Spain 1, Old Trafford, Manchester Fr HL sub 79 18
0-1 when substituting