|Full name||Joseph Anthony Barton|
|Date of birth||2 September 1982|
|Place of birth||Huyton, Merseyside, England|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Current club||Queens Park Rangers|
|2011-||Queens Park Rangers||64||(6)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Barton plays as a midfielder for Queens Park Rangers. He played for Manchester City from 2002-2007, where he received 39 bookings and three red cards. He scored an international goal at Goodison Park, Liverpool on 9 September 2003 whilst playing for the England Under-21 team against Portugal. He played for Newcastle United from 2007-2011. He played for Olympique de Marseille for the 2012-2013 season.
Barton has convictions for common assault, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray. He has served a prison sentence and a suspended sentence. He has also been charged with violent conduct three times by The Football Association for attacking other players. The court and FA proceedings and sentences, along with being sent off and banned from matches, has interrupted his professional career many times.
Club career statistics[change | change source]
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|England||League||FA Cup||Football League Cup||Europe||Total|
|2002/03||Manchester City||Premier League||7||1||0||0||0||0||-||7||1|
|2007/08||Newcastle United||Premier League||23||1||0||0||0||0||-||23||1|
International career statistics[change | change source]
|England national team|