Gareth Barry

By the num­bers

The Irish Times - Sports Weekend - - SOCCER -

632 – Barry is set to equal the Premier League ap­pear­ance record with Ryan Giggs on 632 games if he plays against West Ham to­day.

600 – If named in the start­ing XI to­day, Barry will be mak­ing his 600th Premier League start, 29 ahead of his near­est chal­lenger, David James, and 88 more than Giggs’s to­tal.

15 – He has made 30-plus Premier League ap­pear­ances in each of his last 15 cam­paigns dat­ing back to the 2002/03 sea­son.

10 – Tony Pulis is the 10th club man­ager Gareth Barry has played for in his 19-year ca­reer (John Gre­gory, Gra­ham Tay­lor, David O’Leary, Martin O’Neill, Mark Hughes, Roberto Mancini, Manuel Pel­le­grini, Roberto Martinez & Ron­ald Koe­man).

8 – Barry rep­re­sented eight dif­fer­ent Eng­land man­agers dur­ing his 12-year in­ter­na­tional ca­reer (Kevin Kee­gan, Howard Wilkin­son, Peter Tay­lor, Sven-Go­ran Eriks­son, Steve McClaren, Fabio Capello, Stu­art Pearce & Roy Hodg­son).

300 – In Oc­to­ber 2007, at the age of 26 years and 247 days, he re­placed Frank Lam­pard as the young­ster player to have reached 300 Premier League ap­pear­ances. The record was taken from Barry by Wayne Rooney in De­cem­ber 2011.

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