Premier League appearance record a tribute to Gareth Barry's longevity, consistency

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Richard Jolly

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Saturday against West Ham marks Gareth Barry's 632nd league appearance, equalling Ryan Giggs' Premier League record. History is not always made by the trendy. The Premier League can market itself as being about the glitz and glamour. Gareth Barry may seem the anti-Premier League football but when West Bromwich Albion against West Ham kicked off, it meant no one had made more appearances in the division's history. Barry drew level with Ryan Giggs on 632. Giggs may have seemed a more fitting figure at the top of the leaderboard, the most decorated individual in the history of the Premier League's most successful...

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