5 of the Premier League's highest active appearance holders
Since the Premier League was founded in 1992, only 12 players have made over 500 appearances in the league. With just 3 players making it to 600 appearances, numerous players have made over 400 appearances in the most watched league in the world.
In a list dominated by English players, there are quite a few players from other countries who have made a staggering number of appearances in the Premier League. However, the five players in focus who are still active with PL clubs and continue to add to their numbers are all English.
Here we take a look at five players who are currently plying their trade in the PL and have made the highest appearances in the league.
#5 James Milner (464 appearances)
Former English international and veteran Premier League player, James Milner has made over 450 appearances for five different clubs since his debut for Leeds United in 2002. After 2 seasons and a relegation at the start of his career with Leeds, Milner moved to Newcastle to enhance his career opportunities.
After four seasons at the Toon, including a year on loan at Aston Villa, the 31-year-old made his move to Villa permanent in 2008. Joining the club, under manager Martin O'Neill the Englishman produced some of his best football moments with a team that were playing scintillating football.
However, with the departure of O'Neill, Milner moved to Manchester City in 2010. At City, the Englishman enjoyed his most successful spell at any club as he was part of the squad that claimed two Premier League titles in 11-12 and 13-14.
In 2015, the 61 time capped English international moved to Liverpool on a free transfer and established himself as an integral part of the system. Milner also called time on his international career a year later.