Leighton Baines

  • Date of birth : 11/12/1984
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : England England
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Leighton Baines

Leighton Baines

Clubs: Wigan Athletic FC, Everton FC

• A native Liverpudlian, he had youth trials with Liverpool FC but launched his career in earnest with Wigan.

• Won two promotions in his first three seasons with the Lancashire club, helping them into the Premier League as runners-up of the Championship in 2004/05 – a season in which he also made his England Under-21 debut.

• Missed just one match as Wigan finished tenth in their debut Premier League campaign; helped them preserve their top-flight status the following season before joining Everton.

• Participated in three successive European campaigns for the Merseysiders and was handed his senior international debut in a March 2010 friendly against Egypt, but was overlooked in favour of Stephen Warnock for the 2010 FIFA World Cup squad.

• Improved his England credentials with a superb 2010/11 season, in which he played every minute for Everton in the Premier League and scored five goals, earning the club's player of the season prize; came on as a 31st-minute substitute for Cole in a UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier at home to Switzerland and started successive 2011/12 friendlies against Sweden and the Netherlands.

• Failed to make an appearance at UEFA EURO 2012 but once again excelled for his club the following season, again named the Toffees' player of the year; confirmed himself as England's first-choice left-back during the 2013/14 season and started twice during the country's group stage exit at the FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil.

UEFA honours

Last updated: 30/10/14 16.34CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 23/09/2015 15:32 CET
03.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageEnglandEngland1-0NorwayNorway9000
08.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland0-2EnglandEngland9000
12.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundEstoniaEstonia0-1EnglandEngland9000
27.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundEnglandEngland4-0LithuaniaLithuania9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Leighton Baines
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 11/12/1984 (30)
  • Country: England
  • Squad number: 3
  • Club: Everton ( ENG)

  • Height: 170cm
  • Weight: 70kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    20/09/07: Everton 1-1 Metalist
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    03/09/04: Austria 0-2 England

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

England U-21121

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 28/03/2015 01:16 CET