Joey Barton wiki, Joey Barton Biography
Joey Barton wiki: Joseph Anthony Barton was born on 2 September 1982 is an English professional football manager and former player who played as a midfielder. Joey Barton made 269 appearances in the Premier League, including 130 for Manchester City. Joey Barton is the manager of League One club Fleetwood Town.
Barton was born and raised in Huyton, Merseyside. Joey Barton began his football career with Manchester City in 2002 after working his way through their youth system. His appearances in the first team gradually increased over the following five years and he made more than 150 for the club. He earned his only cap for the England national team in February 2007, despite his criticism of some of the team’s players. He then joined Newcastle United for a fee of £5.8 million in July 2007. After four years with the club, he joined Queens Park Rangers in August 2011, from where he was loaned to Marseille in 2012. He returned from his loan spell the following season and helped QPR to promotion to the Premier League via the Championship play-offs. However, QPR was relegated again, and Barton was released at the end of the season. He signed a one-year deal to play for Burnley in 2015, helping them win promotion to the Premier League, but left to join Rangers in May 2016. He was banned from football after admitting a Football Association charge relating to betting in April 2017, and upon its expiration in June 2018 commenced his managerial career with Fleetwood Town.
Joey Barton Early life
Born in Huyton, Merseyside, Barton is the oldest of four brothers. His parents separated when Joey Barton was 14 years old and consequently, Joey Barton lived with his father at his grandmother’s house on a different estate. Joey Barton has said that his grandmother’s influence helped him to avoid getting caught up in a recreational drug culture and attributes his work ethic to his father. His father, also named Joseph, worked as a roofer and played football semi-professionally for Northwich Victoria. Barton enjoyed physical education at his school, St Thomas Becket, which Joey Barton represented in various sports and was a talented rugby league prospect. Joey Barton left school with ten GCSEs.
Joey Barton Managerial career
League One club Fleetwood Town announced in April 2018 that Barton would take over as manager on 2 June, after the expiration of his ban. Joey Barton retired from playing upon taking over. His managerial career started with a 1-0 home defeat by AFC Wimbledon on 4 August 2018.
Joey Barton Personal life
Joey Barton Family
Barton’s brother Michael Barton was sentenced to life imprisonment (with a tariff of 17 years) for his involvement in the racially motivated murder of Anthony Walker in 2005 Joey made a public appeal to his brother to come forward and help with the police investigation following the attack, and also made a series of calls to Michael, enquiring about his involvement in the incident.
On 28 December 2011, Barton became a father. His partner Georgia McNeil gave birth to a son, named Cassius. On 6 June 2014, McNeil gave birth to the couple’s second child, a daughter named Pietà.
Joey Barton Interests
Joey Barton is a good friend of the boxer Ricky Hatton and has supported him in some of his fights, and has trained with him. Joey Barton is also a friend of former Oasis band member Noel Gallagher. Barton co-owns a racehorse called ‘Crying Lightning’ (named after the Arctic Monkeys song) with fellow footballer Claudio Pizarro. In January 2011, the horse competed at the Nad Al Sheba Racecourse in Dubai. He is also notable for his love of Manchester band The Smiths, citing Morrissey as an idol of his. Barton appears in the music video for Morrissey’s “Spent the Day in Bed.”
Joey Barton Charity
Barton is a patron of the Tamsin Gulvin Fund, a charity set up to support people who have addiction problems and no financial support. Tony Adams, who had been impressed with Barton’s attitude during his involvement in the Sporting Chance Clinic, appointed him to this role. Joey Barton is a part of the ‘Get Hooked on Fishing’ campaign, designed to keep children out of trouble by encouraging them to take up fishing. Joey Barton has also taken part in a celebrity cricket match for charity to help fund a new children’s rehabilitation unit at a hospital in Manchester. In 2011, he began writing a regular column in The Big Issue, a street newspaper sold by the homeless and vulnerably housed. In 2012 Barton, along with Robbie Elliott, a former Newcastle United fullback, sponsored a shirt each from Newcastle United’s women’s team. Barton sponsored the number seven shirt, the number Joey Barton wore in the men’s side.
I have a lot of respect for what Joey has done in the game and have watched his managerial stint with interest because I do think Joey Barton is one of those who is a student of the game and is intelligent behind the character that people try to portray.
By Marcus Bignot
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