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Gareth Barry retires from football aged 39

Premier League record appearance holder Gareth Barry has ended his playing career.

The 39-year-old 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 Villa he joined 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.

Credit: Football Tribe Malaysia