Gareth Barry was a wonderful servant of the game before he announced his retirement last year. The Englishman retired from professional football at the end of his contract at West Brom. He had played his part in aiding the Baggies back to the Premier League though they would be returning after their relegation was confirmed earlier this month after one season in the top flight.

West Brom have now suffered relegation from the Premier League in two of the last four seasons with their latest relegation confirmed via the 3-1 defeat at North London club Arsenal.

Gareth Barry played in the Premier League for West Brom before they were relegated from the competition at the end of the 2017/18 season. Apart from West Brom, Barry also played for the likes of Aston Villa, Manchester City and Everton in the Premier League.

53-cap England international Gareth Barry holds the record for the most appearances in the Premier League beating the previous record set by Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs.

Birmingham Mail have named a Gareth Barry ultimate XI that involves players who played with the Englishman during his career in the Premier League. The players with the most appearances alongside the English midfielder have been selected.

Ex-Danish international shot stopper Thomas Sorenson played 145 times with Barry at Aston Villa and he's the selected goalkeeper. Sorenson makes the list with right-back Mark Delaney who also played 145 times with the England international.

Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany and OlofMellberg are the centre backs selected
. Jlloyd Samuel makes up the defence at left-back.

The midfielders in the ultimate XI are Liverpool vice-captain James Milner, Ross Barkley and Lee Hendrie, while the strikers are RomeluLukaku, Darius Vassell and Juan Pablo Angel.