Ryan Giggs made his debut for Manchester United during the 1990-1991 season and has been present ever since. He established himself as a left winger and has terrified defences all over the country for the last 20 years.
Giggs is the most decorated player in English football history and he also holds the club record for competitive appearances. He has won 12 Premier League medals, four FA Cup medals, three league cups and 2 Champions League Medals. Not a bad haul since being a one club man all his career, Giggs is a one-off, a complete professional who has passed the test of time and still makes an impact even at the age of 39. He is the only player to have scored in every season of the Premier League and was elected into the Premier League team of the century in 2007.
At international level, Giggs represented Wales and was once the youngest ever to wear his country’s colours. The Welshman represented Great Britain to compete at the London 2012 Olympics.
He was appointed an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2007 and was inducted in the English Football Hall of Fame in 2005.
The 39-year-old made his 900th appearance for United in the 2-1 win over Norwich City, he marked that occasion by scoring in the 90th minute after a cross by Ashley Young. After that match Sir Alex Ferguson said that a player managing 900 games for one club will ever happen again. Giggs has said that he wants to move into management when he finished his career.
Giggs was named as BBC Sports Personality Of The Year in 2009, he was named Manchester United’s greatest ever player by a worldwide poll by United’s official magazine and website.