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Leighton Baines Biography

Leighton John Baines is an English footballer who plays for Everton and the England national football team. Baines began his career as a left-winger at the Liverpool Centre of Excellence and made his debut for Wigan Athletic in 2002, and was a member of the team that won the Second Division in the 2002–03 season. Baines scored his first goal for the club, a long-range shot against Ipswich Town, during the 2004–05 season. Baines signed a new contract with Wigan in February 2005 and extended his contract again after impressive displays in his first season in the Premier League. In August 2007, he signed for Everton for an initial fee of £5 million, with another £1 million in add-ons, dependant on Baines' appearances for Everton. He was voted Player of the Month at Everton two months in a row in the 2008–09 season. On 30 August 2009, he scored a last minute penalty in a 2–1 win over his former team Wigan. A month later, he captained Everton for the first time in a UEFA Europa League match against AEK Athens. In the 2010–11 campaign, Baines scored seven goals in Everton's Premier League games and was rewarded with the club's Player of the Season, Players' Player of the Season, and Goal of the Season awards. He made his debut for the England under-21's in a 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification game in Austria in September 2004. Baines made his competitive international debut on 4 June 2011, replacing the injured Ashley Cole in a Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland.  
Basic Player Info
Full Name Leighton Baines
Nationality England
Position Defender
Current Club Everton
Shirt Number 3
Career
Clubs
Everton Aug 2007 - Present
Wigan Athletic Aug 2002 - Jun 2007
National
England Jan 2010 - Apr 2015
Stats
Clubs
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Everton
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2017/2018 Premier League 8 0 0 1 0 630
UEFA Europa League 6 1 1 0 0 540
2016/2017 Premier League 32 2 3 4 0 2822
FA Cup 1 0 0 0 0 90
2015/2016 Premier League 18 2 1 0 0 1477
League Cup 3 0 0 2 0 197
FA Cup 2 0 0 0 0 180
2014/2015 Premier League 31 2 9 4 0 2774
UEFA Europa League 5 1 4 0 0 450
FA Cup 1 0 0 0 0 120
2013/2014 Premier League 32 5 4 6 0 2840
FA Cup 3 1 0 0 0 270
2012/2013 Premier League 38 5 5 4 0 3420
FA Cup 5 2 0 0 0 423
League Cup 1 0 0 0 0 46
2011/2012 Premier League 33 4 2 7 0 2970
FA Cup 6 1 0 0 0 482
League Cup 3 0 0 0 0 330
2010/2011 Premier League 38 5 11 4 0 3420
FA Cup 4 2 0 2 0 390
League Cup 2 0 0 0 0 201
2009/2010 Premier League 37 1 9 2 0 3330
UEFA Europa League 8 0 0 0 0 720
FA Cup 2 1 0 0 0 180
League Cup 1 0 0 0 0 62
2008/2009 Premier League 31 1 7 2 0 2330
FA Cup 7 0 0 1 0 690
UEFA Europa League 1 0 0 1 0 90
2007/2008 Premier League 22 0 0 1 0 1133
Total 381 36 56 41 0 32607
Wigan Athletic
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National
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England
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2016 France EC Qualification 3 0 0 1 0 270
2014 Brazil WC Qualification Europe 7 1 3 0 0 567
World Cup 2 0 0 0 0 180
2012 Poland/Ukraine EC Qualification 1 0 0 0 0 60
Total 13 1 3 1 0 1077

Leighton Baines Latest News & Articles

Top 5 Left-Backs in the Premier League
Top 5 Left-Backs in the Premier League
Ranking 5 of the best left-sided fullbacks in the Premier League right now
EPL 2016/17: Manchester United 1-1 Everton, Player ratings
EPL 2016/17: Manchester United 1-1 Everton, Player ratings
Manchester United held to their twelfth draw of the season by Everton at Old Trafford.
EPL 2016/17: Liverpool 3-1 Everton, Player ratings
EPL 2016/17: Liverpool 3-1 Everton, Player ratings
Liverpool give themselves a great chance of Champions League qualification as Everton succumb at Anfield yet again.
EPL 2016/17: Team of the Week - Gameweek 20
EPL 2016/17: Team of the Week - Gameweek 20
A team of the Premier League's best from Gameweek 20.
EPL 2016/17: Everton 0-1 Liverpool - Player Ratings
EPL 2016/17: Everton 0-1 Liverpool - Player Ratings
Liverpool ride a late Sadio Mane winner to snatch bragging rights in the season's first Merseyside Derby!
EPL 2016-17: Premier League's deadliest ever penalty takers revealed
EPL 2016-17: Premier League's deadliest ever penalty takers revealed
Almost all the players on the list have a 90% conversion rate.
EPL 2016/17: Phil Jones admits Manchester United need to stop "common trend" of dropping points
EPL 2016/17: Phil Jones admits Manchester United need to stop "common trend" of dropping points
Phil Jones admits that United dropping points is "becoming a trend", and that the club must stop the rot as soon as possible.
EPL 2016/17: Everton 1-1 Manchester United - Player Ratings
EPL 2016/17: Everton 1-1 Manchester United - Player Ratings
Manchester United dropped points yet again in what was an enthralling encounter at the Goodison.
EPL 2016-17: 5 Talking points from Match week 14
EPL 2016-17: 5 Talking points from Match week 14
Chelsea extend lead at the top as Man City and Liverpool break down.
Koeman hails Everton for Man U draw
Koeman hails Everton for Man U draw
Mourinho defends Manchester United's performance
Mourinho defends Manchester United's performance
EPL 2016/17: Everton 1-1 Manchester United - 5 Talking Points
EPL 2016/17: Everton 1-1 Manchester United - 5 Talking Points
Sleep. Eat. Draw. Repeat. Such has been Manchester United's lifestyle of late.
Twitter trolls Manchester United after Fellaini gaffe gifts Everton a draw
Twitter trolls Manchester United after Fellaini gaffe gifts Everton a draw
Jose Mourinho was left disgusted by the results and Twitter reacted with glee
Stats: Mesut Ozil breaks Premier League record for most chances created in a season
Stats: Mesut Ozil breaks Premier League record for most chances created in a season
Will Ozil break the record for most assists in a Premier League season?
Leighton Baines blames poor chemistry for Everton's Premier League woes
Leighton Baines blames poor chemistry for Everton's Premier League woes
Despite the talent at their disposal, Everton are languishing at the 12th spot on the EPL table with 38 points.
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