Leeds legend second to Everton star in Premier League record books

Leighton Baines

Everton and Leeds stars present and past are the defenders with the most prominent attacking accomplishment in Premier League history.

Everton's Leighton Baines has the most goals and assists combined of any defender in Premier League history, report SkySports.

This is despite the England international still being 30, and potentially having at least another five seasons left in the top flight.

He has a total of 71 combined, including 26 goals - already well clear of his nearest challenger who has long since left the top flight.

Second to Baines is former Leeds United stalwart Ian Harte, who has 64 combined goals and assists, but edges the Everton man in terms of scoring at present, with 28.

Harte is 37-years-old and is currently playing for Championship side Bournemouth, who are surprisingly challenging for promotion.

While a bit-part player for the club, it is not beyond the realm of possibility that the free-kick specialist gets the chance to add to his total, even if he may not catch the Everton star.

Behind the pair are a trio of stars all on 56, Graeme le Saux, Dan Petrescu, and David Unsworth.

Baines is the only current Premier League player to crack the top five, illustrating what a fantastic career he has had to date, and why he is so highly regarded.

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