England Half-Centurion Calls Time on Career

Last updated : 28 August 2020 By Three Lions

Gareth Barry has announced his retirement from professional football after making 833 appearances for Aston Villa, Manchester City, Everton and West Bromwich Albion.

His 653 matches in the Premier League stands as a record.

Now aged 39, Barry made 53 appearances for England and appeared under eight different Three Lions managers (including Stuart Pearce, Peter Taylor and Howard Wilkinson in caretaker roles).

His international career looked to have stalled during the Sven-Goran Eriksson reign as the Swede picked Barry only twice and left him out of his squads for the 2002 and 2006 World Cups.

Fabio Capello was a fan, however, the midfielder winning 35 caps under the Italian and playing in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.