Gareth Barry becomes the all-time leading appearance maker in Premier League history after being featured on Monday Night Football against Arsenal.
West Brom face Arsenal with the 36-year-old holding the Premier League’s all-time top appearance maker.
Barry had a long career with 52,871 minutes of playtime under him. David James is just second behind him while Frank Lampard and Giggs are third and fourth respectively. Barry also starts the list with Games started with 29, James also comes in second.
At the start of Barry’s career, it took him 33 games before he was able to make his first strike and a further 156 to reach 10 goals under his first team at Aston Villa. But Barry was able reach 40 strikes before he had made his 350 appearances which made Manchester City interested in him.
While Barry may have a lot of accomplishment given his time playing football, one stat that he may be uncomfortable in handling is the number of players born since his debut in May 1998. There are 16 players overall who have been born since his debut in the Premier League.
Everton’s Tom Davies, Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben Woodburn are just some of them. Davies was born just two months after Barry wear his Villa shirt for the first time against Sheffield Wednesday. Barry made a great name for himself and years of experience paid off.