Midfielder James Milner reached a significant milestone by making his 633rd Premier League appearance in Brighton & Hove Albion's home match against Wolverhampton Wanderers. This achievement propelled him to second place in the all-time Premier League appearance charts, surpassing Ryan Giggs, who had 632 appearances. Milner is now only 20 appearances behind the record holder, Gareth Barry, who made 653 appearances.
While Milner is closing in on Barry's record, it is unlikely that he will break it this season, as Brighton has only 17 matches left.
James Milner made his Premier League debut in November 2002 as a substitute for Leeds United against West Ham United. At the time, he became the second-youngest player to participate in the competition. In the same season, he set a record as the youngest goalscorer in Premier League history, scoring in a victory over Sunderland at the age of 16 years and 309 days.
Throughout his career, Milner has played for six clubs, including Manchester City, Liverpool, and Newcastle United. He has accumulated an impressive list of honors, including three Premier League titles, two FA Cups, two EFL Cups, and one UEFA Champions League.
Currently on a one-year contract at Brighton, Milner has the option for the Seagulls to extend it by an additional 12 months.
(With Agency Inputs)