On This Day – Ryan Giggs Born

29-11-1973: Welsh wing wizard Ryan Giggs was born on this day in 1973.

Here’s a couple of quotes on him from his United boss Alex Ferguson:

“Whether dribbling or sprinting, Ryan can leave the best defenders with twisted blood.”

“I remember the first time I saw him. He was 13 and just floated over the ground like a cocker spaniel chasing a piece of silver paper in the wind.”

Ryan Giggs

And a few numbers:

  • 848 United appearances (90 more than Bobby Charlton in second place)
  • 595 league appearances (11 behind Bobby Charlton’s United record)
  • 129 Champions League / European Cup matches (Only Raul and Maldini have played more.
  • 19 the only player to have scored in all 19 Premier League seasons
  • 11 Premier League titles
  • 9 Voted as a member of the PFA Team of the Year nine times
  • 4 FA Cup wins
  • 2 Champion League wins
  • 1 red card (against Norway in World Cup Qualifier in September 2001)

Photo: Gordon Flood

 

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