Premier League Record breaker Barry Hangs Up His Boots

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English Premier League (EPL) record appearance holder Gareth Barry has ended his playing career at the age of 39, British media reported on Thursday.

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Midfielder Barry made 653 appearances in lengthy spells with Aston Villa, Manchester City and Everton, scoring 53 goals.

He also made 53 appearances for England.

After almost a decade at Aston Villa he joined Manchester City in 2009 and was part of the side that won the Premier League title in 2012.

Barry played a handful of games for West Bromwich Albion in last season’s Championship promotion-winning campaign.

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