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Joey Barton

Joey Barton

Joey Barton is an English football player who plays as either a central midfielder or winger for Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League.

Personal Profile

Joey Barton was born on September 2, 1982 in Huyton, Merseyside, England.

Professional Career

Barton began his football career with Manchester City in 2002. He earned his first cap for the England national team in February 2007. Barton later joined Newcastle United for a fee of £5.8 million in July 2007. He joined his current club Queens Park Rangers in August 2011.


Joey Barton has been involved in several controversies. He was convicted twice on charges of violence and was sentenced to six months' imprisonment on May 20, 2008. He was suspended on July 1, 2008 for four months for an assault against his former teammate Ousmane Dabo during a training ground dispute.

After the Premier League season 2011-12 ended, Joey Barton abused former footballers Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer on Twitter. The football pundits criticized Joey Barton for his behavior that led to the sending off Barton in the final league match. Barton is likely to face a 10-match ban for his red card against Manchester City.

Joey Barton in News

Barton dumped as QPR captain, fined 420,000 pounds
Queens Park Rangers have dumped Joey Barton as their captain and fined him 420,000 pounds, but the club failed in their attempts to sack the midfielder for his behaviour during QPR's final game of the season at Manchester City.

Joey Barton slams 'X Factor' of exploitation
Joey Barton has slammed 'The X Factor' for exploiting wannabes and is worried that the judges of the show could become targets for a disgruntled wannabe.

Footie star Joey Barton hits out at 'X factor'
English footballer Joey Barton has reportedly slammed 'X Factor' for ridiculing the 'mentally deficient' contestants.

Bailed 'Bad boy' Barton sets off for 'bit of rest lots of golf' Portugal holiday
Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton is on his way to Portugal for a holiday after being released from police custody on Monday night following his arrest in a brawl.

'Bad boy' Barton arrested and bailed following bar brawl in Liverpool
Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton was arrested on Monday on suspicion of a scuffle with two men outside a nightclub in Liverpool.

Two men arrested in 'bad boy' Barton punch-up brawl outside Liverpool club
Liverpool police have arrested two persons on suspicion that they were involved in punching Queens Park Rangers (QPR) skipper Joey Barton outside a club in the area.

QPR's Barton banned for 12-matches for violent conduct during Man City match
Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has been hit by a 12-match ban for indulging in violent behaviour during the team's final match of the Premier League season against Manchester City on May 13.

Joey Barton hurls abuses at squatters for breaking into his house
Joey Barton, who reportedly had squatters break into his house and change the locks while he was away with his partner, has launched a foul-mouthed rant at them.

Sports stars take to Twitter to condemn Haye- Chisora brawl
Sports stars have taken to Twitter to condemn the post-fight brawl between boxing stars David Haye and Dereck Chisora, with Queen Park Rangers footballer Joey Barton leading the attack.

Gary Lineker's wife tells him to stop tweeting because 'nobody cares'
Gary Lineker's wife Danielle has revealed that she constantly begs her hubby to stop tweeting.

Becks slams Joey Barton's 'sweat shop gruds' comments
David Beckham has hit back at Joey Barton's claims that his new underwear range were made in a "sweat shop".

Joey Barton tweets he's 'willing to go to jail' over John Terry racism case
Joey Barton, who is being investigated by the Attorney General over tweets about the John Terry racism case, boldly said that he will "gladly go to jail for a month" to defend free speech.

Joey Barton could become first tweeter accused of contempt
Joey Barton, who is being investigated by the Attorney General about the John Terry racism case, could be accused of contempt over his tweets against the Chelsea skipper.

Joey Barton splurges 70 pounds on EuroMillions draw
Joey Barton surprised shoppers when he splashed out 70 pounds on EuroMillions draw, on Friday.

More than 122 footballers in jail, charity reveals
More than 120 former football stars are behind bars for drug dealing, assault, car theft and shoplifting after being ditched by their clubs.

In ten years we will have an openly gay footballer, says Joey Barton
Joey Barton, who has spoken out in support of gay footballers, believes that if today's players set a better example, Britain could lead the way in stamping out homophobia in football.

Football star Barton ridicules FA's 'warning' letters
Controversial footballer Joey Barton has scoffed at the Football Association for sending him a warning letter after he rightly predicted the results of two matches that took place on Sunday.

Wayne Rooney named Premiership's 'manliest' footballer
Wayne Rooney has been voted as soccer's "manliest" player in a poll of men and women, while Chelsea's Ashley Cole was listed as the biggest wimp.

Joey Barton opts to play game as girlfriend goes into labour
Joey Barton, who is well known for his bad boy behaviour, opted to play in a game while his girlfriend Georgia McNeil went into labour.

Joey Barton's pregnant girlfriend escapes car crash
Premier League star Joey Barton's girlfriend, who is due to give birth any day, narrowly escaped death in a car crash.

Coleen Rooney, Abbey Clancy stand up for 'Desperate Scousewives'
WAGS Coleen Rooney and Abbey Clancy have spoken out in defense of the new reality TV show Desperate Scousewives.

Joey Barton to pocket £150k for explosive tell-all book
Joey Barton is set to sign a tell-all book deal, which will earn him 150,000 pounds.

Joey Barton brands cast of Desperate Scousewives as 'Oompa Loompas'
Joey Barton recently launched a scathing attack on the stars of reality TV show 'Desperate Scousewives', tagging them as 'Oompa Loompas'.

Joey Barton splashes fortune on girlfriend's pink champagne baby shower
Joey Barton spared no expense for a pink champagne baby shower for his pregnant girlfriend Georgia McNeil.

Joey Barton dresses up as Harry Potter to avoid fans
Football player Joey Barton has revealed that he wears spectacles like Harry Potter to avoid being mobbed by fans.

Barton may quit football to become Catholic priest
Queens Park Rangers (QPR) captain Joey Barton has said he is thinking of quitting football to become a Catholic priest.

Joey Barton slammed for calling reality show stars 'retards'
Joey Barton has been slammed by a disability charity after he called stars of 'The Only Way Is Essex' "retards".

Villas-Boas issues 'Twitter and Facebook' warning to Chelsea stars
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has issued a Twitter warning to stop his players from using social networking websites to slag off their rivals.

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