Saturday 28 April 2012
Barclays have presented Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Brad Friedel with a special Barclays Merit Award for his outstanding achievement in playing 300 consecutive Barclays Premier League matches.
It is the longest run of back to back appearances in the Premier League's history.
Friedel’s run started on the first day of the 2004/05 season when he was chosen by Graeme Souness for Blackburn’s 1-1 home draw against West Bromwich Albion.
He played for the 300th time in a row in Tottenham Hotspur's match at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday 21st April.
Friedel, 40, has been the first choice goalkeeper for five different managers, never having been dropped or injured for a Barclays Premier League game.
Friedel joined the top flight of English football back in 1997 when he signed for Liverpool.
During his time in the UK he has made 451 League appearances.
Tottenham goalkeeping coach Tony Parks said: "I don't think personally that Brad's record of 300 consecutive matches in the Premier League will be beaten by another goalkeeper."