BARRY: CITY CAREER IN FOCUS

Gareth Barry spent several years in the Brighton and Hove Albion Academy before he left to join Aston Villa in 1997. One year later, he made his professional bow at Villa and he was at the club until Manchester City paid around £12m to secure his signing in the summer of 2009. Gareth Barry put pen to paper on a five-year deal at City.

PREMIER LEAGUE APPEARANCES LEADERS REVEALED

Englishman Gareth Barry is the recipient of the record for the most games in the Premier League era after he beat the record of Welshman Ryan Giggs some years ago. Manchester United legend Giggs had made 632 appearances for the Red Devils before he was surpassed by Gareth Barry five years ago.

HOW VILLA, BRIGHTON BENEFITTED FROM TRANSFER

When Gareth Barry is mentioned, what comes to mind is an England international, Villa legend, Premier League winner and many more, but it's important to point out that his career began at Brighton and Hove Albion before he went on to achieve great things at Aston Villa, Manchester City amongst others.

VILLA INTEREST IN KALVIN PHILIPS REVEALED

Aston Villa were reportedly keen on signing Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Philips, but a transfer could be almost impossible as long as the Whites are still a Premier League club. The interest of Villa in the England international was revealed via a report from the stables of The Athletic as it was revealed that Leeds United might need to suffer relegation to the English Championship to allow Philips leave them for another team in the top flight.

GARETH BARRY: EVERTON CAREER EXAMINED

Premier League legend Gareth Barry spent four years at Merseyside side Everton where he made a total of 131 appearances in the league. While he was on loan at Everton from Manchester City, Gareth Barry scored three times in 32 league outings during the 2013/14 season.

Gareth Barry became surplus to requirements when Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini was appointed as the Manchester City manager and that prompted him to leave the Citizens for Goodison Park. While he was away on loan at Everton, Manchester City won their second Premier League title after piping pacesetters Liverpool in the last three games. New manager Pellgerini was able to win the Premier League title in his first season at the club.

EX-BRIGHTON BOSS REVEALS TRIBUNAL OVER BARRY

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Former Brighton and Hove Albion boss Brian Horton has revealed how the club fought for a compensation over Gareth Barry at the tribunal following his move to Aston Villa.

GREALISH-CITY TRANSFER BRINGS BACK MEMORIES – BARRY

Ex-West Brom, Aston Villa and Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry has told Sky Sports that Jack Grealish and his transfer to Premier League champions Manchester City reminded himof the time he was the subject of an interest from the same team several years ago.

Just like Grealish, Gareth Barry came through the ranks at Aston Villa before he went on to play for the first team. Barry made 434 appearances for Villa in all competitions before he faced the transfer dilemma involving Manchester City. In the end, Gareth Barry opted to leave Aston Villa to move to Manchester City in 2009. While he was at the Etihad Stadium, the retired England international was able to win the Premier League title.

BARRY EARMARKED FOR VACANT EVERTON JOB

While it has continued to be a tough task for them so far, Premier League club Everton have continued their hunt for a new manager. The Toffees are still in the market for a manager that will fill in their managerial vacancy after missing out on their top two candidates for the job since the departure of Carlo Ancelotti from the helm. Ancelotti left his role as Everton manager and sealed a return to Real Madrid after the Spanish La Liga giants confirmed that Zinedine Zidane would no longer be their manager following his resignation some weeks ago.

BARRY ULTIMATE XI REVEALED

Gareth Barry was a wonderful servant of the game before he announced his retirement last year. The Englishman retired from professional football at the end of his contract at West Brom. He had played his part in aiding the Baggies back to the Premier League though they would be returning after their relegation was confirmed earlier this month after one season in the top flight.

West Brom have now suffered relegation from the Premier League in two of the last four seasons with their latest relegation confirmed via the 3-1 defeat at North London club Arsenal.

GARETH BARRY: ENGLAND CAREER EXPOSED

Gareth Barry enjoyed his career for many years in the colours of clubs like Manchester City, Aston Villa,Everton and West Brom before he hung up his boot at the end of his career with the Baggies last summer. Englishman Gareth Barry has the most appearances in the history of the Premier League ahead of Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs.

England international Gareth Barry played 653 times in the Premier League for clubs like Aston Villa, Manchester City, Everton and West Brom.

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