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Longest Unbeaten Player In The Premier League, Can Rodri Make History?

Manchester City midfielder Rodri could become the longest unbeaten player in the Premier League and create an incredible individual history in addition to his contribution to the history making Manchester City.

The Spain international player joined Manchester City from Atletico Madrid. He followed the footsteps of Sergio Agüero who went on to become Manchester City and the Premier League legend.

Like Aguero who holds the record of top scorer by non-English player in the league, Rodri could become the most undefeated player in the league history, although, he will have to remain undefeated in the remaining matches this season and also in some games in the coming campaigns.

The midfielder is yet to be beaten in the last 48 Premier League matches. He last suffered a defeat against Tottenham in February 2023 and he would have to avoid a defeat against the same opponent on Tuesday to extend his record to 49.

As a result of the 4-0 victory against Fulham on Saturday, Rodri is now levelled with Arsenal and Premier League legend, Thierry Henry, who was one of the prominent Arsenal players during the invincible season.

Between 2003 and 2004, the France international only missed one of the 49 unbeaten matches played by the Gunners, making him one of the players with 48 unbeaten matches in the league.

Another player with 48 unbeaten matches in the history of the league is Kolo Toure. The Ivorian was also part of Arsenal 49 matches unbeaten streak, likely Henry, the center-back also missed one game.

Rodri is the latest player to achieve the fear and was at this moment behind Sol Campbell who played 56 matches undefeated. Campbell played for many teams in England. Between 1992-2001, the England center-back had 225 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur, he, however, wrote his name in the book of history while playing for Arsenal.

The defender joined Arsenal from Tottenham in 2001 and played an important role in the iconic invincible season in 2004. He played 56 matches without a defeat between November 2002 and October 2004.

The 49-year-old former player had an incredible career in the Premier League to be regarded as one of the best defenders ever witnessed in the history of the league and in addition to his success with his clubs, he was named in the PFA Team of the Year three times, in 1999, 2003 and 2004.

To break Campbell’s record, Rodri has to win or draw the last two games of this campaign and get the same results in the first 6 games next season.

Toba Atoyebi

A seasoned sports journalist with extensive experience in the field, having contributed to numerous news outlets worldwide.
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