Barry sets new Premier League record with 572nd start

The 35-year-old, who made his debut in 1998 with Aston Villa, was picked to start against Sunderland and surpasses the previous figure set by former goalkeeper David James
Veteran Everton midfielder Gareth Barry has set a new Premier League record by starting more games than any other player.

Former Liverpool, West Ham, Manchester City and Portsmouth goalkeeper David James had held the record with 571 starts in the Premier League.

But with Barry named in Everton’s starting XI for Wednesday’s clash with Sunderland, the 35-year-old has set a new benchmark in the Premier League.

Barry, who has been capped 53 times for England, made his Premier League debut for Aston Villa in 1998.

The midfielder joined Manchester City in a £12 million deal in 2009 and went on to win the Premier League and the FA Cup during his four seasons at the Etihad Stadium.