The 40-year-old began the tireless run while at Blackburn in 2004.
Friedel, who has put much of his impressive fitness down to regular yoga sessions, said: "Most of my friends in the game are retired.
"And every one of them tells me the same thing: Carry on until you can't any more. Because nothing replaces playing."
He will receive a merit award from the Premier League for achieving the feat.