Ryan Giggs

Welsh Footballer
Born Nov 29, 1973

Ryan Joseph Giggs, OBE is a Welsh footballer who plays for Manchester United. Giggs made his first appearance for the club during the 1990–91 season and has been a regular player since the 1991–92 season. He established himself as a left winger during the 1990s, and continuing in this position well into the 2000s, though he has been increasingly used in a deeper playmaking role in his latter years.… Read More

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  • Mourinho Unveils United Coaching Team
    Yahoo News - Jul 07, 2016
  • Ryan Giggs Says 'time Feels Right' To Leave Man United After 29 Years
    Fox News - Jul 02, 2016
  • Man United Stars Neville And Giggs Tell Hotel Squatters: Stay For Winter
    Guardian (UK) - Oct 18, 2015
  • Soccer Van Gaal Thinks Giggs Will Be Next United Manager
    Yahoo News - Apr 24, 2015


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Ryan Giggs.


1973 Birth Born on November 29, 1973.
1980 6 Years Old He spent much time with his mother's parents and playing football and rugby league on the roads outside their house in Pentrebane. In 1980, when Giggs was six years old, his father switched rugby codes and signed for Swinton RLFC, forcing the whole family to move north to Swinton, a town in Salford, Greater Manchester. … Read More


1986 - 1990 6 More Events
He made his professional debut for the club in 1991 and spent the next 23 years in the Manchester United first team. … Read More
1992 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Giggs collected his first piece of silverware on 12 April 1992 as United defeated Nottingham Forest in the League Cup Final, after Giggs had set up Brian McClair to score the only goal of the game. … Read More
His emergence and the arrival of Eric Cantona heralded the dominance of United in the Premier League. Ferguson was protective of him, refusing to allow Giggs to be interviewed until he turned 20, eventually granting the first interview to the BBC's Des Lynam for Match of the Day in the 1993–94 season. … Read More


1994 - 1999 6 More Events
2001 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2001, he signed a new five-year contract.
2002 28 Years Old 1 More Event
A year later, on 23 August 2002, he bagged his 100th career goal in a draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
However, a week later, on 25 February 2003, Giggs played one of his most memorable games, in a 3–0 victory against Juventus. … Read More


2004 - 2006 5 More Events
…  He was elected into the PFA Team of the Century in 2007, the Premier League Team of the Decade in 2003, as well as the FA Cup Team of the Century. … Read More
More landmarks have been achieved: on 20 February 2008 he made his 100th appearance in the UEFA Champions League in a game against Lyon and on 11 May 2008, he came on as a substitute for Park Ji-sung to equal Sir Bobby Charlton's record of 758 appearances for United. … Read More
Following speculation earlier in the year, in February 2009, Giggs signed a one-year extension to his current contract – which was due to expire in June 2009. … Read More
2010 36 Years Old 1 More Event
On 24 April 2010, Giggs scored the first ever league penalties of his career, netting two penalties in a 3–1 home win over Tottenham Hotspur. … Read More
On 17 January 2011, Giggs reached 600 league appearances (all for Manchester United), as he played in their goalless draw against Tottenham at White Hart Lane. … Read More
On 10 February 2012, Giggs signed a one-year contract extension with Manchester United.


Giggs became interim player-manager when Moyes was sacked in April 2014. … Read More
2016 42 Years Old Giggs was suggested by many – including Louis van Gaal – as the Dutchman's potential successor at Manchester United. However, following the appointment of Portuguese coach José Mourinho, Giggs announced his departure from the club on 2 July 2016. … Read More
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