Statistics

Barry's record career by numbers

26 Sep 2017
Arsenal 2-0 West Bromwich Albion

West Brom midfielder is the all-time leading appearance maker, but he boasts three other PL firsts too

Gareth Barry became the all-time leading Premier League appearance maker on Monday, but it is not the only record the midfielder has broken in his lengthy career. 

Having surpassed Ryan Giggs's total of 632, Barry now holds as many as four records in the top flight, although there is one he may not be keen to highlight.

Barry's achievements
Apps Mins played Starts
Gareth Barry 633 Barry 52,961 Barry 601
Ryan Giggs 632 James 51,299 James 571
Frank Lampard 609 Lampard 48,868 Lampard 546
David James 572 Giggs 46,433 Giggs 522
Gary Speed 535 Speed 46,318 Speed 521
Barry's unwanted mark
Yellow cards Total
Gareth Barry 119
Wayne Rooney 100
Lee Bowyer, Kevin Davies 99
Paul Scholes 97
Scott Parker 92

His PL clubs

Of Barry's four Premier League clubs, his highest win percentage came at Manchester City (58%). 

But it was at Aston Villa where he made his name, producing 41 goals and 41 assists. 

Club Apps Goals Assists Win %
AVL 365  41  41  36% 
MCI 132  14  58% 
EVE 131  40% 
WBA 25% 
Total 632  52  63  41% 

By opponent

The team Barry has faced the most in the Premier League is Manchester United, with 35 appearances against the Red Devils. They are also the side against whom he has lost the most matches (23).

In contrast, he has enjoyed the most wins against Newcastle United (15), while his most goals (five) and assists (four) have come versus Middlesbrough and Bolton Wanderers respectively. 

Just seventeen

Barry's first appearance in the competition came on 2 May 1998, for Aston Villa against Sheffield Wednesday aged 17 years and 67 days.

Since then 17 players who were not yet even born have gone on to make their Premier League debuts. They include four of Barry's West Bromwich Albion team-mates. 

PL debutants born after Barry's first match
Player Club Date of birth
Angel Gomes MUN 31/08/00
Rekeem Harper WBA 08/03/00
Ben Woodburn LIV 15/10/99
Josh Tymon HUL 22/05/99
Joel Asoro SUN 27/04/99
Jonathan Leko WBA 24/04/99
Dion Pereira WAT 25/03/99
Declan Rice WHU 14/01/99
Tyler Roberts WBA 12/01/99
Reece Oxford WHU 16/12/98
Trent Alexander-Arnold  LIV 07/10/98
Levi Lumeka CRY 05/09/98
Rushian Hepburn-Murphy AVL 28/08/98
Andre Green AVL 26/07/98
Aiden O'Neill BUR 04/07/98
Tom Davies EVE 30/06/98
Sam Field WBA 08/05/98

See: Mixed emotions for record-breaker Barry

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