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Kirkby, England
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Kirkby, England

British professional footballer Leighton Baines was given the name Leighton John Baines at birth. Both for the England national team and Premier League club Everton, he is a left-back. He serves as Everton’s vice-captain as well. Wigan Athletic, a team that won the Second Division in the 2002–03 season, was where Baines started his professional career. Then, he assisted Everton in getting to the 2009 FA Cup Final. Additionally, the British footballer has represented his nation at both the under-21 and senior levels. He traveled with the England teams to the 2012 UEFA Euro and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Personality-wise, Baines is a pretty shy person who, the majority of the time, prefers to avoid the spotlight. He is a close buddy of musician Miles Kane and is an enthusiastic guitarist himself. He is happily married, the father of three children, and a devoted family man.

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Baines’s League Career

When Leighton Baines joined Wigan Athletic in 2002, he began his professional career. He was a member of the Second Division champion squad in 2002–2003. In 2004–05, he was then elevated to the Premier League. Baines started for Wigan in the 2006 League Cup Final loss to Manchester United.

August 2007 saw Baines sign with Everton. He played in just 29 games during his rookie campaign. However, his playing time increased in the second season. He received two consecutive “Player of the Month” votes during the 2008–09 season. Later, he led Everton in a match for the UEFA Europa League.

Baines received the Players’ Player of the Season, Club’s Player of the Season, and Goal of the Season accolades in the 2010–11 campaign. During the 2011–12 season, he scored five times, four of which were penalties. The football player then scored five goals and provided four assists in 2013–14.

Baines scored his first goal for Everton in the European competition on September 18, 2014, for the Toffees. Then, in July 2017, he scored the game-winning goal for Everton in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round.

His Worldwide Career

Leighton Baines earned his UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying debut for England in 2004. In the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals, he participated in all four games. In March 2009, he was then selected for the senior England team.

The next year, Baines played against Egypt at Wembley Stadium in his complete international debut. After that, on June 4, 2011, he played in a Euro 2012 qualifying match against Switzerland and made his competitive international debut. Baines scored his first goal for his country in a 2014 World Cup qualification game in September 2012.

Baines’s Individual Life

On December 11, 1984, in Kirkby, England, Leighton John Baines was given the name Leighton Baines. He went to All Saints RC High School and St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Primary School. In the year 2009, he wed his bride Rachel Baines. Three kids total for the marriage.

Estimated Net Worth

Leighton Baines has an estimated net worth of $9 million dollars and earns most of his money as an association football player. We don’t have adequate proof of Leighton Baines’ lifestyle or his vehicles. We’ll shortly be updating this information.