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Gareth Barry Used His 600th Appearance Bonus Fee To Help An Old Friend

Gareth Barry Used His 600th Appearance Bonus Fee To Help An Old Friend
By David Kent

We love a feel-good story here at Balls.ie. One that will warm the hearts on a cold and miserable day when the world seems terrible. Gareth Barry has provided us with one for today.

The Everton midfielder has had a long career. He recently made (and scored on) his 600th appearance in the Premier League in September. He's only the third player reach that milestone, and was rewarded with a bonus of £20,000

Fans of Aston Villa in the mid 2000's will recall that Barry had a brilliant midfield partnership with Stiliyan Petrov.

The Bulgarian has recovered from leukemia to continue playing football. After his diagnosis, he set up the Stiliyan Petrov Foundation. And now they've received a considerable donation from Stan's ex-team mate.

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Players are criticized enough when this kind of stuff happens - 'oh they should've given more' - but this is a classy gesture from the 35 year old.

Gareth Barry: One of the good guys in football!

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