West Brom’s Gareth Barry has equalled Ryan Giggs’ Premier League record appearance tally as he features in his 632nd top-flight game.
632 – Gareth Barry will today equal Ryan Giggs’ @premierleague record of 632 appearances in the competition. Longevity. pic.twitter.com/m3xKUHH3by
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 16, 2017
The former Everton and Aston Villa man started in the Baggies’ game with West Ham on Saturday, taking him level with Giggs appearance-wise.
He also sets a new record of his own, becoming the first Premier League player to start 600 games.
The 36-year-old made his senior debut with Aston Villa against Sheffield Wednesday in 1998 and has gone on to claim 53 England caps and a Premier League winners medal after being part of the team that won the title in the historic 2011/12 season.
He also won the FA Cup with the Manchester outfit as the club beat Stoke 1-0 in the final in 2011.
Barry made the switch from Everton to Tony Pulis’ men this summer on an undisclosed fee meaning he has now played for four top-tier outfits.
Not bad for a Brighton lad.