Ross Barkley

Ross Barkley Biography

Full Name Ross Barkley
Age 30 Years old.
Birth Name Ross Barkley
Birth Date 1993-12-05
Gender Male

Ross Barkley is an English professional footballer. He is currently serving in the position of midfielder for Premier League club Luton Town. His journey began at Everton in 2010, and after loan spells at Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United, he established himself as a key player, amassing 179 appearances and 27 goals for Everton. A move to Chelsea in 2018 brought him multiple successes, including winning the FA Cup in 2018, the UEFA Europa League in 2019, and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2021. Barkley made his debut for the England national team in 2013, representing his country at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and being selected for UEFA Euro 2016. His club career spans Everton, Chelsea, Aston Villa (on loan), Nice, and now Luton Town, while his international tenure encompasses 33 appearances and 6 goals for England.

Nationality British
Horoscope Sagittarius
Religion Christianity

A Glimpse into His Family and Early Career

Ross Barkley was born on December 5, 1993, in Liverpool, England. His father, Peter Effanga, is a Nigerian automobile engineer, while his mother, Diane Barkley, is British and works as a home keeper. Despite his Nigerian descent through his father, Barkley bears his mother's maiden name, Barkley, instead of Effanga. He holds British nationality and identifies with multiracial ethnicity. As a follower of Christianity, his horoscope sign is Sagittarius. Currently 29 years old as of 2022, Barkley embarked on his football journey at a young age, joining Everton as an 11-year-old and showcasing his talent in the club's youth teams. He was on the brink of making his Premier League debut after being named a substitute in a first-team league match during the early 2010-11 season, but his debut was delayed when he suffered a leg break during an England under-19 match following a collision with Liverpool's Andre Wisdom in October 2010.

Birth Nation England
Place Of Birth Liverpool, England
Ethnicity Multiracial
Father Peter Effanga
Mother Diane Barkley

British Footballer, Ross Barkley

Ross Barkley Football Career


  • After recovering from his injury in time for the 2011–12 season, Ross Barkley joined Everton's first team for pre-season training, earning high praise from Tim Cahill who deemed him the most talented footballer he had worked with. 
  • He marked his debut in Everton's opening home match with a standout performance in a 1–0 defeat against Queens Park Rangers, earning the Radio City Sport's Man of the Match title. 
  • His initial displays garnered extensive acclaim, with Martin Keown predicting Barkley to become one of the country's finest players. 
  • Solidifying his commitment, Barkley signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract in December 2011. 
  • In September 2012, he embarked on a loan spell with Sheffield Wednesday, making a prompt debut in an away match against Brighton & Hove Albion and notching his first goal from a penalty against Bolton Wanderers the following week. 
  • His loan was extended, but he was eventually recalled by Everton after featuring in 13 matches for Wednesday.
  • Barkley subsequently embarked on another loan venture, this time with Leeds United for an "initial one-month stint" in January 2013, making his debut against Barnsley in a thrilling derby match.
  • During the 2013-14 season, he returned to Everton and made a strong impact, scoring his debut goal on the opening day against Norwich City and earning the man of the match title. 
  • He continued to excel with standout performances, notably scoring a decisive goal against Swansea City and receiving praise from pundits Alan Hansen and Gary Lineker. 
  • Barkley's accomplishments included his first FA Cup goal against Queens Park Rangers, a stunning solo goal against Newcastle United, and being shortlisted for the PFA Young Player of the Year award.
  • With a total of 6 goals in 34 Premier League matches, he notably scored a spectacular goal against Manchester City that was recognized as Everton's goal of the season. 
  • He extended his commitment by signing a new contract with Everton in July 2014.
  • Despite an injury setback before the 2014-15 season, Barkley contributed to key victories upon his return, including assisting Romelu Lukaku's goal in a win over Aston Villa. 
  • In the subsequent seasons, he continued his goal-scoring streak and made his mark as Everton's top scorer. 
  • However, his relationship with the club became strained as contract negotiations faltered, leading to an announcement that he would not be renewing his contract.
  • Barkley's Everton career concluded with a hamstring injury that kept him sidelined for his final season.


  • On January 5, 2018, Ross Barkley transferred to Premier League club Chelsea for £15 million, signing a five-and-a-half-year contract and retaining shirt number 8.
  • Despite an earlier failed move due to injury, he made his Chelsea debut in a 2–1 EFL Cup defeat against Arsenal on January 24. 
  • His Premier League debut came in a 3–0 loss to AFC Bournemouth. 
  • The 2018 FA Cup Final saw him as an unused substitute in Chelsea's victory over Manchester United. In the 2018-19 season, Barkley flourished under new manager Maurizio Sarri, scoring his first Chelsea goal in a 3–0 win against Southampton, and subsequently netting against Manchester United and Burnley. 
  • He contributed to the UEFA Europa League, scoring in both legs against Malmö and appearing as a substitute in Chelsea's victory over Arsenal in the final. 
  • The 2019-20 season saw Barkley miss a crucial penalty against Valencia, prompting debate over his penalty-taking role, and he scored his first goal of the season in an EFL Cup win over Grimsby Town. A nightclub incident led to his exclusion from a Valencia match. 
  • In the 2020-21 season, Barkley joined Aston Villa on loan, scoring on his debut and making significant contributions. Returning to Chelsea for the 2021-22 season, he marked his 100th appearance with a winning goal against Watford, concluding his Chelsea journey with a mutual consent departure on August 29, 2022.


  • Barkley then signed for Ligue 1 club Nice on 4 September 2022. 
  • On 10 June 2023, it was announced that Barkley would be leaving Nice at the end of June 2023, having made a total of 28 appearances and scoring four goals for the French club. 

Luton Town

  • On 9 August 2023, he joined newly promoted Premier League club Luton Town on a free transfer.

Ross Barkley International Career

  • Ross Barkley's international journey spans various levels, as he proudly represented England from under-16 to senior level.
  • Notably, he captained the team to victory at the 2009 Montaigu Tournament, triumphing over Germany 2–1 on penalties in the final. 
  • His contributions continued with England's success at the 2010 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, where his two goals aided in the final's victory against Spain. 
  • His ascent continued as he joined the England U-21 squad in August 2011 and subsequently made his debut in a warm-up match against Uruguay during the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup. 
  • Displaying his talent, he scored his first goal for the under-21s against Scotland in August 2013. 
  • His remarkable progression led to his call-up to the senior England squad in August 2013, and he earned his first senior cap the following month, marking his debut as a substitute against Moldova. 
  • Barkley further left his mark at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, making his tournament debut as a substitute in England's opening match against Italy and playing the full match in the subsequent game against Costa Rica. 
  • His inaugural goal for the senior team was in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier against San Marino, solidifying his contribution to the national team's journey.

Ross Barkley Awards, Honours, and Achievements


  • FA Cup: 2017–18; runner-up: 2019–20, 2021–22 
  • UEFA Europa League: 2018–19 
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2021 
  • EFL Cup runner-up: 2018–19 
  • England U17
  • UEFA European Under-17 Championship: 2010 


  • UEFA Nations League third place: 2018–19 


  • UEFA European Under-17 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2010 
  • Sheffield Wednesday Player of the Month: October 2012 
  • Everton Young Player of the Year: 2012–13, 2013–14

Ross Barkley Transfer News

  • Luton Town: Transferred on 9 Aug 2023 for Free.
  • No team affiliation on 1 Jul 2023.
  • Nice: Transferred on 4 Sept 2022 for Free.
  • No team affiliation on 29 Aug 2022.
  • Chelsea: Transferred on 31 May 2021.
  • Aston Villa: Loaned on 30 Sept 2020.
  • Chelsea: Transferred on 5 Jan 2018 for 16.8M €.
  • Everton: Loaned on 11 Feb 2013.
  • Leeds United: Loaned on 11 Jan 2013.
  • Everton: Loan ended on 19 Nov 2012.
  • Sheffield Wednesday: Loaned on 14 Sept 2012.
  • Everton: Loan ended on 1 Jul 2011 (From Everton U18)

Ross Barkley's Dating Life and Current Girlfriend

Marital Status In a Relationship
Sexual Orientation Straight

Although not married, Ross Barkley is currently in a relationship with his lovely girlfriend, Katherine Pilkington. Their romance has been captured in delightful moments, such as their post-season getaway to Lake Como, where they were spotted enjoying the Italian sun on a boat and savoring ice cream while taking in the picturesque surroundings. The duo even found time to relax on the beach, with Barkley engrossed in his mobile phone. The former Everton player and Katherine, an account executive, were first seen together in February, embarking on a Valentine's Day trip to the Saatchi Gallery in London's Sloane Square, marking the beginning of their journey together. The duo is enjoying their life a lot. He is straight when it comes to his sexual orientation. 

Ross Barkley and his girlfriend, Katherine Pilkington

In the past, Ross Barkley was romantically involved with his former girlfriend, Zoe Riozzi, who works as a nursery school worker. Their relationship had its roots in their childhood friendship, and they began dating approximately five years prior. However, their journey together eventually led to a split.

Ross Barkley's Net Worth and Salary Revealed

Source of Wealth Football Career
Net Worth $13 million
Salary £1,196,000

Ross Barkley, an accomplished football player, boasts an estimated net worth of $13 million in 2023, primarily sourced from his successful football career through contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. Earning a salary of £23,000 per week and £1,196,000 per year while playing for Nice, he recently made a transfer to the newly promoted Premier League club Luton Town on a free transfer on 9 August 2023. Barkley also enjoys a sponsorship deal with Nike, and his current market value stands at €6 million as of 27th June 2023. Embracing a relaxed and satisfying lifestyle, he is content with his well-earned earnings. 

Ross Barkley's Physical Stats: Height and Weight

Height 6 ft. 2 inches
Weight 87kg
Body Type Athletic
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Dark Brown

Ross Barkley is a handsome footballer. He stands impressively at a height of 1.89m (6 feet and 2 inches) and maintains a robust body weight of 87kg. Possessing an athletic body build, his striking appearance is accentuated by his captivating green eyes and dark brown hair. He has got a healthy body and he frequently hits the gym to maintain his body. He has got a healthy body with an attractive personality right now.