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.”
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