De Gea up to 13th on all-time appearances chart

Tuesday 15 February 2022 19:57

David De Gea has overtaken another legendary name on Manchester United's all-time appearances table.

By starting against Brighton & Hove Albion in Tuesday night's Premier League match at Old Trafford, the in-form Spanish goalkeeper marked his 472nd appearance.

That moves De Gea up the all-time chart and into 13th place outright, one spot above fans' favourite Brian McClair.

Earlier this year, De Gea moved above the great Mark Hughes into 15th place on a table that includes bona fide club icons. 

David then made his 471st United appearance at the weekend in the 1-1 Premier League draw against Southampton at the Theatre of Dreams.

His previous outing was significant because it propelled him above the incomparable George Best, who remains one of our most popular players ever.

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There is a very good chance that our 31-year-old will move into 11th place by the end of this season, too, with Roy Keane (480) and Arthur Albiston (485) both within reach. With age on his side, who knows where De Gea will finish. 


1: Ryan Giggs = 963
2: Sir Bobby Charlton = 758
3: Paul Scholes = 718
4: Bill Foulkes = 688
5: Gary Neville = 602
6: Wayne Rooney = 559
7: Alex Stepney = 539
8: Tony Dunne = 535
9: Denis Irwin = 529
10: Joe Spence = 510

11: Arthur Albiston = 485
12: Roy Keane = 480
13: David De Gea = 472 
14: Brian McClair = 471
15: George Best = 470
16: Mark Hughes = 467
17: Michael Carrick = 464
18: Bryan Robson = 461
19: Martin Buchan = 456
20: Rio Ferdinand = 455

Congratulations, David, and keep up the good work.


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