Premier League record holder Barry (39) calls it quits

Barry, who played 53 international games between 2000 and 2012 and was captain of the national squad once, made his Premier League debut in May 1998 in the service of Aston Villa. Later, he also played for Manchester City, Everton and West Bromwich Albion. With City, he captured the FA Cup in 2011 and the following year the national title.

Two-time record holder

In September 2017, the midfielder, who also goes down in the books as the first player with 600 base places in the Premier League, relieved Ryan Giggs (632 league games for Manchester United) as record holder.


Barry played at West Bromwich Albion for the past three seasons, of which the last two years at the second highest level. Although the club has now been promoted to the Premier League again, after 22 years and 832 professional games, Barry thinks it has been great.