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Ashley Barnes Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts

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Ashley Barnes Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts
Ashley Barnes Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts

LB presents the Full Story of a Football Genius with the name “Barney“. Our Ashley Barnes Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts brings you a full account of notable events from his childhood time to date.

Ashley Barnes Childhood Story- The Analysis to Date
Ashley Barnes Childhood Story- The Analysis to Date. Credits to BBC and DailyMail

The analysis involves his early life, family background, early career life, road to fame story, rise to fame story, relationship, personal life, lifestyle, family life and untold facts.

Yes, everyone sees Barnes as that striker who has created a burgeoning reputation for winding up opponents and scoring great goals. However, only a few consider Ashley Barnes’ biography which is quite interesting. Now without further ado, let’s begin.

Ashley Barnes Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Early Life and Family Background

Everyone knows him as Ashley Barnes BUT his full names are Ashley Luke Barnes. Barnes was born on the 30th day of October 1989 in the city of Bath, United Kingdom. He was born to English parents with non-British Family roots. Barnes has his Family origin from Austria. Did you know?… His paternal grandmother is from Klagenfurt, a city in Southern Austria.

Ashley Barnes grew up in Bath, a large city in England known for its Roman-built baths and beautiful Roman archaeological sites. This could possibly explain the reason why Ashley Barnes’ paternal grandmother left her country of Austria to settle in the English city.

Ashley Barnes hails from Bath- A City in England
Ashley Barnes hails from Bath- A City in England. Credit to LuxuryTraveladvisor and WordAtlas

Reports of Ashley Barnes early life suggests that he wasn’t raised in a middle-class family background. He wasn’t interested in archeological sightseeing, just football. Ashley Barnes parents were like most families in Bath who were able to afford the newest collections of toys for their son, including a football.

Ashley Barnes Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Education and Career Buildup

Having a football-loving parent, it was only natural for Barnes to fall in love with the beautiful game. This also includes him dreaming of becoming a professional footballer.

Ashley Barnes first participation in soccer came during his primary education. Back then, his parents enrolled him in Writhlington School which is located in the village of Dunkerton near Bath, England. At school, Ashley picked up interest in playing competitive football.

Ashley Barnes Education and Career Buildup
Ashley Barnes Education and Career Buildup. Credit  to GoogleMaps

Away from school, Barnes continued to play football with confidence, forming the habit of overstepping his mark and doing things out of the blue with a soccer ball. This he did to the amazement of his friends and family members.

Ashley Barnes aimed high as a child and his determination to become a professional footballer wasn’t a passing fantasy. Putting himself into work, he decided to travel to Chelwood Drive located in Somerset county to attend football trials with Bath Arsenal Juniors.

Ashley Barnes Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Early Career Life

While still a child, Barnes saw himself passing Bath Arsenal Juniors academy trials and successfully enrolling into the club. Bath Arsenal Juniors Football, although not affiliated to the Gunners is a football club which has teams for children of all youth ages.

While at the club Bath Arsenal, Ashley Barnes met his fellow teammates Scott Sinclair who also turned professional. Together, both lads had their positive times before Sinclair left to join Bristol Rovers at the age of nine.

Ashley Barnes Early Life with Bath Arsenal
Ashley Barnes Early Life with Bath Arsenal. Credit to IG
Early on, all Ashley wanted was to reach the top of English football. In his words:

“Every day I woke up, I had to pinch myself. The dream to become pro was amazing and it’s was dreamt of every day when I was younger.”

Ashley Barnes Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Road to Fame Story

Ashley Barnes began his senior career as a prolific goalscorer with Paulton Rovers, a local club located in the English Southern League. Young Barnes pictured below was in one of the lowest league in the English Football League System.

Ashley Barnes Early Life with Senior Football
Ashley Barnes Early Life with Senior Football. Credit to BBC and Dave Rowntree

Ashley Barnes was highly-rated during his early career years. He began receiving very good offers from bigger clubs in the England senior league. This feat marked his journey from the Southern League to the very top of the English League System- The Premier League.

Ashley Barnes learned the hard way with loan spells at Oxford United, Salisbury City, Eastbourne Borough, Torquay United and Brighton Hove Albion. Each one of these loan spells was marked with having a limited time to impress his managers. Did you know?… He excelled and broke through the lowest part of the English league system via Loan spells to the very top all in the name of becoming a first-choice striker.

Ashley Barnes Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Rise to Fame Story

Ashley Barnes got what he wanted, that dream to become a first-choice striker for a club which would offer him a permanent deal. Everything actually happened in the 2011–12 season when he helped Brighton return to the Championship finishing as the leading goal scorer with 14 goals in all competition.

On 10 January 2014, Barnes performance saw him getting snapped up by Burnley for an undisclosed fee. In just four years, precisely on the 3rd of March 2018, he wrote himself into club’s history books by when he became the club’s leading scorer in the EPL since it was formed in 1992. As at the time of writing, Barnes has earned a burgeoning reputation for winding up both big or small opponents in his goals.

Ashley Barnes Rise to Fame Story- Credit to Premier League
Ashley Barnes celebrating one his goals.Credit to PremierLeague

Though he might not be in the level of Sergio Aguero, but for Burney fans, the memories of the precious number 10 will always be remembered. The rest, as they say, is now history.

Ashley Barnes Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Relationship Life

Behind the successful English footballer, there exists a glamorous girlfriend named Zan Barnes whom little is known about. Both Barnes and Zan are married and have been together for a long time. Together, they have a son named Flynn who was born in 2011.

Meet Ashley Barnes Child- Zan Barnes
Meet Ashley Barnes Child- Flynn Barnes

Flynn might be around 2 years at the time he wore that Brighton jersey and 8 years as at the time of writing this article.

Ashley Barnes Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Personal Life

Getting to know Ashley Barnes’ personal life would help you get a complete picture of him. TheTimes made us understand that Barnes is a down to earth figure who is very kind to his teammates. Ash-Cabs, as he is nicknamed is a people’s carrier and leader who derives pleasure in helping his teammates with transportation.

It is not typical Premier League scene to see a top footballer like Barnes doing a cab duty. Barnes however, often rolls into the Burnley’s car park at the club’s training ground with some of his club teammates in his bus. Here’s an account of the story by a fan;

When the passenger doors slideD across, I saw seven footballers emerged, one by one. Then the driver’s door opens and out gets Ashley Barnes, their leading goalscorer and designated driver.

At first, Barnes drove a smart car, but he later upgraded to a minibus as observed below. He did that because of his teammates.

Ashley Barnes LifeStyle Facts. Credit to AutoEvolution
Ashley Barnes LifeStyle Facts. Credit to AutoEvolution

This is the reason why the spiritual leader of Burnley FC is also nicknamed “Ash-Cabs”. Burnley footballers gather at a pickup point in Cheshire most mornings before their captain and No10 arrives to pick them.

Ashley Barnes Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Family Life

Barnes have family members living mostly in Britain and Austria. While everyone expects that his immediate family would all be Burnley fans, the opposite is the case. Ashley Barnes’ son Flynn is a massive Man City fan.

Burnley striker Ashley Barnes once claimed that he was promised an extra incentive by Jurgen Klopp via SMS is he scores against Manchester City thereby spoiling their title hopes.

Did you know?… Flynn didn’t get happy upon hearing that. “He said to me, ‘Come on dad, don’t be serious!!.’ I said to him… ‘Sorry son, I’ve got to do my job.’

Thankfully, Barnes didn’t do anything that tilted the premier league title in Liverpool’s direction. If he does, he would have had one very unhappy boy waiting for him to come back home for a lashing.

Ashley Barnes Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – LifeStyle

For someone who once drove a Smart car into training every day, but upgraded that to a minibus, it is easy to guess that Barnes lives a simple life. In the modern football world of exotic cars and social media inclusion, Barnes just like Ngolo Kante is a refreshing antidote.

Ashley Barnes LifeStyle Facts. Credit to AutoEvolution
Ashley Barnes LifeStyle Facts. Credit to AutoEvolution. Credit to Auto Evolution and TheTimes

As at March 2018, the striker earned a whopping salary of 2.4 Million Euro (2.0 Million Pound) per year. Crunching that into earnings per time, it means Ashley Barnes earns £5,632 per day and £235 per hour, £3.91 per minute and £0.07 per seconds. Despite earning this much, Barnes is religious about managing his monies.

Ashley Barnes Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Untold Facts

GOT BOOKED FOR KISSING ON THE PITCH: This event happened on the 13th of April, 2019. It was the day Ashley Barnes got booked in what football fans refer to as the “most straingiest of situations“. See what he did below.

Ashley Barnes Untold Facts- The Unorthodox Bookings. Credit to SportsBible
Ashley Barnes Untold Facts- The Unorthodox Bookings. Credit to SportsBible. Credit to SportsBible

Did you know?… He was booked by the referee for kissing a defender named Joe Bennett during a match against Cardiff City. Both players had an altercation in the first-half stoppage time which almost led to a fight. Instead of raising his head towards Bennett, Barnes decided to show his affection by giving him a kiss.

TIPPING A REFEREE: On 9 March 2013, Barnes received a red card in stoppage time against Bolton in what was also regarded as a very strange tackle. He had a successful attempt on tripping up the match referee.

Ashley Barnes booked for tripping a Referee
Ashley Barnes booked for tripping a Referee. Credit to DailyMail

This was considered a serious offense by the English FA who handed him a seven-match ban. To the excitement of his fans, Barnes returned from the ban on 20 April scoring two goals in a 6–1 win over Blackpool. He was named man of the match.

THE TOUGHEST DEFENDER HE HAS EVER COME UP AGAINST: Its no other person than Virgil van Dijk, the only one defender he claimed has remained oblivious to all of his tricks.

Ashley Barnes sees Virgil van Dijk as the Toughest defender he has ever faced
Ashley Barnes sees Virgil van Dijk as the Toughest defender he has ever faced. Credit to BurnleyExpress

In his words: “Virgil van Dijk is by far the toughest one I have come up against in my career. He is the only one I haven’t got the edge over yet. He is way to strong and powerful. Virgil is a machine,” said Barnes.

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