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Gareth Barry is an England international midfielder who plays club football for West Bromwich Albion. Converted from a left full-back to a tough-tackling central midfield player during his time at Aston Villa, Barry signed permanently for Everton from Manchester City on a free transfer in July 2014 having spent the 2013/14 season on loan at Goodison Park. Born on 23rd February 1981, in Hastings, Barry joined the Brighton & Hove Albion junior ranks before moving to Aston Villa in 1997, where he would make almost 400 first-team appearances – his Premier League debut coming in May 1998. Barry played in the 2000 FA Cup final 1-0 defeat to Chelsea but would later win the trophy with Manchester City in 2011 – for whom he signed for £9m in June 2009. A Premier League winner’s medal followed in 2011/12 before his switch to Everton. Barry has over 50 England caps and set a new record for the player with the most Premier League starts (572) in May 2016.