Gareth Barry breaks Ryan Giggs Premier League appearance record

Gareth Barry breaks Ryan Giggs Premier League appearance record

- Gareth Barry played in a record-breaking 633rd Premier League game for West Brom against Arsenal

- The midfielder has now played one ahead of Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs

- He made his debut as a second-half substitute against Sheffield Wednesday in May 1998

Englishman Gareth Barry has broken Ryan Gigg's Premier League appearance record after starting for West Bromwich Albion at Arsenal on Monday night September 25.

The 36-year-old midfielder played in his 633rd Premier League game beating the 632-game record set by Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs.

Gareth Barry breaks Ryan Giggs Premier League apperance record

Gareth Barry plays for West Brom. Photo: Premier League/Twitter

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Barry, who made his top-flight debut in 1998 equaled Giggs' record against West Ham, where he made his 600th start in the division 29 ahead of his nearest rival, David James.

Barry made 365 appearances for Aston Villa after making his debut as a second-half substitute in a 3-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday in May 1998, before playing 132 times in the top flight for Manchester City.

He featured 131 times for Everton and has so far played five games for West Brom after signing for around £800,000 in the summer.

He also won the title with Manchester City in 2012 and earned 53 England caps.

Between November 2004 and August 2010, he went on a run of 207 appearances without being a substitute.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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