Ross Barkley: World Cup 2022, Girlfriend & Net Worth

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An English soccer player Ross Barkley plays as an attacking midfielder for League 1 club Nice. Barkley started his professional career in 2010 at Everton. He joined the squad permanently after loan stints at Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United, playing 179 games and contributing 27 goals for Everton.

Ross joined Chelsea in 2018, and in his first three years, he won the FA Cup, the UEFA Europa League, and the FIFA Club World Cup.

However, he was released by the Blues in August 2022.

Ross Barkley
Ross Barkley For Chelsea (Source: Sports Illustrated)

In 2013, Barkley made his international soccer debut for England. He was a member of Roy Hodgson’s 23-man squad for the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament and represented England in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Nevertheless, he won’t be playing for the Three Lions this time in the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

For more details about the midfielder, read the whole article, and do not forget to check out the facts table below.

Quick Fact | Ross Barkley

Full Name Ross Barkley
Date of Birth 5 December 1993
Birth Place Liverpool, England
Nick Name Ross Barkley
Religion Christian
Nationality English
Ethnicity Nigerian
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Age 30 Years Old
Height 1.85 m/6 feet/185 cm
Weight 87 kg/191 lbs.
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Green
Sexual Orientation Straight
Father’s Name Peter Effanga
Mother’s Name Diane Barkley
Siblings Not Known
Education Not Known
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend In A Relationship With Kathrine Pilkington 
Net Worth $15 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Soccer Card
Last Update April 2024

Ross Barkley | Early Life, Family, & Education

Ross Barkley was born in Merseyside’s city of Liverpool. He has his mother’s maiden name rather than his father’s, Effanga, and is of Nigerian ancestry through his father.

When he was 11 years old, he joined Everton and began playing for the club’s youth squads.

Prior to fracturing his leg in a collision with Liverpool’s Andre Wisdom during an England under-19 match in October 2010, he was named as a substitute in a first-team league match in early 2010–11.

Ross Barkley Then And Now
Ross Barkley Then And Now (Source: SportMob)

Before the start of the 2011–12 season, he joined the first team for preseason practice after recovering from his injury.

Tim Cahill praised Barkley as the most skilled soccer player he had ever worked with throughout the preseason.

Ross made his debut in Everton’s 1-0 loss to Queens Park Rangers in the team’s opening home game of the year. Following the game, Radio City Sport named him a man of the match.

In December 2011, he agreed to a new four-and-a-half-year contract.

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Ross Barkley | Age, Height, & Weight 

A 30–year-old soccer player has a height of 1.85 m or 6 feet which perfectly suits his personality. 

Likewise, Ross has a respectable physical appearance and weighs 191 pounds or 87 kg.

Ross Barkley | Career

In the 2009 Montaigu Tournament, Ross was chosen to represent his country, and he led the squad to victory by defeating Germany 2-1 on penalties in the championship game.

He also contributed to England’s victory against Spain in the 2010 UEFA European Under-17 Championship final with two goals in the process.

In August 2011, Barkley received a call-up to the England U-21 team. He was included in manager Peter Taylor’s 21-men roster on May 28, 2013, for the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

On June 16, he made his professional debut against Uruguay in a 3-0 victory in a preseason game.

Ross For Everton (Source: Instagram)

Moreover, on August 13, 2013, England’s under-21 team defeated Scotland 6-0, and Ross scored his first goal for the team.

After being called up to the senior England team in August 2013, Barkley won his first senior cap the following month when he replaced Jack Wilshere in a 4-0 victory over Moldova in a World Cup qualifying match at Wembley.

He was selected for the England team to compete in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, and he made his tournament debut as a 61st-minute substitute for Danny Welbeck in England’s 2-1 loss to Italy in Manaus.

Ross Barkley 2022 World Cup Qatar

Ross Barkley has not participated in major tournaments for England since the 2014 World Cup and will experience similar nightmares at the 2022 World Cup Qatar as he had in Russia in 2018.

So, in a nutshell, Ross won’t be participating in the 2022 World Cup.

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Ross Barkley | Girlfriend, Wife, & Kids

Even though Ross himself has never talked much about his love life and romantic involvement, several media sources have speculated Katherine Pilkington to be the soccer star’s girlfriend.

Ross Barkley And Kathrine Pilkington
Ross And Kathrine Pilkington In Lake Como (Source: The US Sun)

In February 2022, the midfielder and his alleged girlfriend were seen on a romantic trip to the Saatchi Gallery in London’s Sloane Square for Valentine’s Day.

However, neither Ross nor Katherine have revealed anything significant on the subject matter in the media.

Ross Barkley | Social Media Presence

An attacking midfielder for League 1 club Nice, Ross Barkley is a famous soccer figure with a considerable following on his social media handles.


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A post shared by Ross Barkley (@rossbarkley)

He has over 1 million Instagram and 554k Twitter followers.

Popularity Graph

Ross Barkley Popularity Graph
Ross Barkley Popularity Graph Over The Past Twelve Months (Source: Google)

What is the Net worth of Ross Barkley?

Several sources have claimed different numbers about Ross’s net worth. 

Nonetheless, based on his contracts and career earnings, it is safe to say that he is worth at least $15 million as of 2024.

According to Spotrac, his career earnings sit at £35,088,000 ($41,495,244).

In January 2021, Ross signed a 5 1/2-year, $28.6 million contract by transfer from Everton to Chelsea (CFC).

Likewise, in August 2022, he signed one year £5 million ($5.91 million) contract with the club.

Aside from these deals, Ross earns a decent amount from his brand endorsements.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Is Ross related to Nigeria?

Effanga, Barkley’s father, is a Nigerian who lives and works in the UK. He left his mother when Ross was a little kid.

Is Barkley from Akwa Ibom?

Not many know this, but Ross’s father, Peter Efanga, hails from Akwa Ibom, a state in the South-South geopolitical zone of Nigeria.

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