Gareth Barry joined an exclusive club when stepping out on to the pitch for Everton as he made his 600th Premier League appearance.
And despite not being known for his goalscoring, the veteran midfielder made sure he marked the occasion in style, lacing the ball into Victor Valdes' net and equalising against Middlesbrough.
Just look at Barry here, in a classic England kit back in 1998. He's been around a while.
THE FAMOUS GARETH BARRY BAGS ON HIS 600th PREMIER LEAGUE APPEARANCE! pic.twitter.com/fNfJlcQsqD
-- Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) September 17, 2016
In fact, Barry has made more appearances in the league than a number of clubs to play in the division will have, with only 12 having played more than him.
-- EFC Statto (@EFC_Statto) September 17, 2016
The finish was extremely fitting too. No frills, he just got the job done. This trait has been persistent with Barry over the years, and can be seen strongly in his choice of hair over the years.
As Gareth Barry makes his 600th PL appearance, let's admire his consistent hair over the years. pic.twitter.com/5aKP5CjY70
-- Coral (@Coral) September 17, 2016
Only two players have featured in the Premier League more than the former Aston Villa and Manchester City player - Ryan Giggs and Frank Lampard. And while he may not create the excitement those two were known for, his consistency and longevity has to put him in a special place in English footballing history.
The best thing about seeing the 35-year-old score, though, was what happened afterwards. No sooner had the game kicked off than there was Alvaro Negredo running at the Everton defence. And who was there, right by his side, using his strength and experience to halt the attack? Barry, of course. A few minutes later, he'd end up in the referee's book. Classic.
The midfielder won the respect of people on Twitter.
Gaz Baz bags one on his 600th prem match, quality. Proper pro, well deserved! #GarethBarry
-- Prof Kevin W Singh (@Head_BhamArch) September 17, 2016
Heroic stuff from Gareth Barry. Premier League legend.
-- Ryan Taylor (@CoveringEurope) September 17, 2016
Congrats to Gareth Barry scoring on his 600th Premier League Apperance what a true footy pro #premlegend
-- Jonathan Giles (@Gilesy09) September 17, 2016
Even from those, and there are many, he may have irritated over the years.
Can't stand Gareth Barry but he's a great servant to the PL.
-- Cor. (@coreygleaves) September 17, 2016