LONDON — Gareth Barry made a record 633rd English Premier League appearance but had little to celebrate.
The 36-year-old midfielder captained West Bromwich Albion in a 2-0 loss at Arsenal on Monday as he passed the mark set by former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs.
Barry’s next target is breaking Giggs’ top-flight record of 672 appearances, encompassing matches before the Premier League started in 1992.
Barry made his debut for Aston Villa at the age of 17, appearing as a substitute in a 3-1 victory at Sheffield Wednesday in 1998.
Barry played 365 league games for Villa, 132 for Manchester City, and 131 for Everton. He has also played 53 times for England.