14 Amazing things you need to know about Ryan Giggs

14 Amazing things you need to know about Ryan Giggs

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Ryan Giggs

-He stayed in Manchester United for 29 years.

-He has the highest record for being substituted .

-He is the oldest goalscorer in the Olympics game.

13 Amazing things you need to know about Ryan Giggs
Ryan Giggs as a player in Manchester United

Football legend, Ryan Joseph Giggs is a former Manchester United player who is now a Welsh football coach and the co-owner of Salford City.

It should be noted that he only played for Manchester United and  left when Jose Mourinho took over the Old Trafford hot seat.

Here are some amazing things you need to know about him.

He is a football legend
His Premier League playing career lasted for 7,934 days which is the longest in footballers Premier League playing career.

In line with all that, he is now a football manager and is still making a great impact in the football world.

His age
He was born on the 29th of November, 1973 which makes him 44 years old.

He was offered his first contract at 17
He was offered his first professional contract on his 17th birthday.

He has only been sent off once
He has only been sent off once in an international match, but he has never been sent off before in his entire club career.

He stayed in Manchester United for 29 years
In line with that, he was able to make 632 Premier League appearances. It should be noted that when he made his professional debut at the age of 17, two of his former team mates, Phil Jones and Denny Welbeck were not yet born.

He won 34 trophies
This is more than his former club, Manchester United have won in their entire history.

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He has the highest number of assists
With 162 assists, Ryan Giggs holds the record for the highest Premier League assists.

He holds the record for the quickest goal in the history of Manchester United
This was in 1995, 15 seconds after Manchester started the match with Southampton.

His career is older than the Premier League
His first appearance in football came in the old first division on the 2nd of March, 1991 which was a year before the Premier League was founded.

He has the highest record for being substituted
He was substituted 134 times which is the highest in the the Premier League history.

He was the second midfielder to reach 100 goals for a club
It should be noted that the first to do this was Matt Le Tissier.

He won the PFA Young Player of the Year Awards
He was the first person to win this award two seasons in a row which was in 1991-1992 and 1992-1993.

He is the oldest goalscorer in the Olympics game
This was while he was representing Team Great Britain against the UAE at the age of 38.

He took his mother’s surname
Instead of taking his father’s surname, Wilson as is the convention, Ryan Giggs took Giggs, which belongs to his mother instead.

 

 

 

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