West Bromwich Albion’s Gareth Barry, right, in action with Arsenal’s Mohamed Elnenar, centre, during their English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates stadium in London Monday, Sept. 25, 2017

By OBen The Sports Man

Gareth Barry made a record 633rd English Premier League appearance but had little to celebrate. The 36-year-old midfielder captained West Bromwich Albion in a 2-0 loss at Arsenal on Monday as he passed the mark set by former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs.

Barry’s next target is breaking Giggs’ top-flight record of 672 appearances, encompassing matches before the Premier League started in 1992. Barry made his debut for Aston Villa at the age of 17, appearing as a substitute in a 3-1 victory at Sheffield Wednesday in 1998.

Barry played 365 league games for Villa, 132 for Manchester City, and 131 for Everton. He has also played 53 times for England.

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