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Top 5 active Premier League players with the most appearances in the league | Premier League 2018-19

The former Tottenham winger is number 52 on the list of players with most Premier League appearances
The former Tottenham winger is number 52 on the list of players with most Premier League appearances
Varun Nair
Modified 30 Nov 2018
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Since its inception in 1992, the Premier League has witnessed 49 clubs taking part with Huddersfield Town and Brighton Hove & Albion becoming the latest entry into the list. More than 12,000 players have been part of the league with more than 260 of them winning the coveted title.

The Premier League has seen 38 players breaking into the 400 appearances mark with Everton's Leighton Baines being the last entry into the list. 12 players have gone on to break the 500 appearances mark while only 3 have managed to break into the 600 appearances mark.

Here we look at 5 players who are still active in the league with the most appearances in the league.

5. Aaron Lennon - 368

The man who had to battle severe mental depression before reviving his career with Burnley, Aaron Lennon is a role model for several footballers suffering from depression. The winger has been around for 15 long years starting his career with Leeds in 2003.

Aaron Lennon made his Leeds debut on the August 23, 2003 against Tottenham Hotspur, aged 16 and 165 days becoming the then youngest ever Premier League player. The winger spent 2 seasons with his boyhood club Leeds, a season in the Premier League and the next in the Championship, before financial problems caused the club to sell the winger to Tottenham in 2005.

An absolute legend of Tottenham Hotspur, Aaron Lennon spent 10 years at Tottenham winning his only piece of silverware and Tottenham's last piece of silverware, the League Cup 2007-08. Poor form and reluctance of manager's to pick Lennon in the matchday squad saw the winger moving to Everton 2015 after spending the 2014-15 season on loan at the Merseyside.

The 4 seasons at Goodison Park saw renewed life to Aaron Lennon with the winger starting his career at the Merseyside with impressive performances. It was rather short-lived as Roberto Martinez was fired and Ronaldo Koeman took the reins from the Spaniard.

Under Koeman, Lennon battled with depression after winger struggled with form and the former Dutch freekick specialist dropped the Englishman from the squad. The winger after almost a year battling depression made a move to Burnley in 2018.

The 31-year old is now a part of the Sean Dyche's team and was quite impressive in Burnley's impressive 7th place finish last year. Aaron Lennon till date has made 368 Premier League appearances (11 for Leeds, 266 for Tottenham, 65 for Everton and 26 for Burnley) and has 34 league goals and 50 assists to his name.

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Published 30 Nov 2018, 17:52 IST
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