Every club has a player who has been at the club for years, ever present in the starting line-up and racking up appearances left, right and centre.
The likes of Ryan Giggs, Frank Lampard, Gary Neville, Jussi Jaaskelainen and Paul Scholes are good examples of players who have played hundreds of games in the Premier League and become top-flight legends (or cult heroes) in the process.
But what players have developed the most ever-present partnerships in the Premier League so far?
Well worldfootball.net have done the research and discovered that legendary Liverpool duo Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard have played the most matches together compared to anyone else between the 1992-1993 and 2013-2014 – 382.
That’s one hell of partnership, although it’s not exactly surprising. And that number will be significantly higher if you add their international appearances to the total.
Not far behind them are Manchester United’s Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs in second, with Frank Lampard and John Terry in third.
See the graph below…