Ryan Giggs one name everyone will know and even to this day he is still playing top level football with united and playing still great great football.Ryan Joseph Giggs OBE was born Ryan Joseph Wilson on 29 November 1973 in Ely, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom) is a Welsh footballer who has played for Manchester United as a left midfielder for the entirety of his club career to-date, and is famed as one of the greatest wingers of all time in the game. Giggs holds a slew of football records including being the most decorated player in British Football history, as well as the most successful English League winner as he collected his 10th FA Premier League winning medal on 11 May 2008.
Giggs was the first player in history to win the PFA Young Player of the Year award consecutively and as of today has played and scored in every single season of the FA Premier League since its inception, also holding the league`s records for most all time goal assists with 289 assists in 535 appearances. Giggs has had a stellar domestic and continental career and is the first player in UEFA Champions League history to have scored in 12 successive seasons, on top of being elected into the PFA Team of the Century in 2007, the English Premiership Team of the Decade, in 2003, as well as the FA Cup Team of the Century. Giggs is also the only United player to have played in all 10 Premier League winning teams and the only Manchester United player to have played in both League Cup winning teams. At the 2008 UEFA Champions League Final, held on 21 May 2008, Giggs surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton`s record of 758 appearances for Manchester United to become the club`s all-time leader in appearances.
On the International level, Giggs played for the Welsh national team prior to his retirement from international football on 2 June 2007, and was once the youngest player to ever represent his country. As well as the many honours Giggs has received within football such as being named in the Football League 100 Legends, he was awarded an OBE in the Queen`s 2007 Birthday Honours List, and was inducted into the exclusive English Football Hall of Fame in 2005, for his services to English Football.
Giggs’ ability to consistently dribble past opposing players by using exceptional balance, pace, and skill to beat players he ran at became the most noticeable aspect of his game. Giggs was also renowned for pre meditating celebrations with team mates, such as Paul Ince and Andrei Kanchelskis back in the day.
Ryan Giggs made his 700th appearance for Manchester United on the 3 March 2007 in a Premier League match against Liverpool F.C. which Manchester United won 1-0. By the end of the 2007 season, he will be fewer than 60 games away from breaking Bobby Charlton’s appearance record for the club, set in 1973 - the year Giggs was born.
On 6th May 2007 with Chelsea drawing 1-1 with local rivals Arsenal, Man United became the league champions. In doing so Ryan Giggs set a record of nine league titles thus beating the previous record of eight held by Alan Hansen and Phil Neal.This record goes on and on and to this day he still plays on the famous right wing and the crowd always sing
“Ryan Giggs, Ryan Giggs, Running down the wing, Ryan Giggs, Ryan Giggs, Can do anything, Feared by the Blues, Loved by the Reds, Ryan Giggs, Ryan Giggs, Ryan Giggs”
With Manchester United (1990 - present)
FA Premier League - Champions (9)- 1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2006-07 - A record for a player - 2008 2009?
FA Premier League - Runners Up - 1994-95, 1997-98, 2005-06
FA Youth Cup Winner - 1992
FA Cup Winner (4) - 1994, 1996, 1999, 2004
FA Cup Runners Up- 1995, 2005
League Cup Winner (2) - 1992, 2006
League Cup Runners Up - 1994, 2003
UEFA Champions League Winner - 1998-99
Intercontinental Cup - 1999
UEFA Super Cup Winner - 1991
UEFA Super Cup Runner Up - 1999
Community Shield Winner (5) - 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003
Community Shield Runner Up - 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004
Whatever happens; Giggs will retire a United legend. See some great footage below
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