”Peter Effanga” Is Ross Barkley’s Father… Barkley’s Nigerian father, Peter Effanga. A strained relationship with his dad meant Ross took his mother’s surname ”Diane Barkley”.
Peter Effanga Is Ross Barkley’s biological father.
Ross Barkley (born 5 December 1993) is a professional English footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Premier League club Chelsea and the English national team.
Barkley began his professional career at Everton in 2008. After loan spells at Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United he became a regular in their team, playing 179 total games and scoring 27 goals for Everton. He signed for Chelsea in January 2018.
Barkley made his full international debut in 2013. He played for England at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and was selected in Roy Hodgson’s 23-man squad for UEFA Euro 2016 but did not appear in any of England’s matches. Managers and teammates have compared his style of play to those of Michael Ballack, Paul Gascoigne and Wayne Rooney.