Ryan Giggs is one appearance away from hitting 1,000 games for club and country
Ryan Giggs is an absolute legend of the game and at Manchester United. Two European Cups, four FA Cups, four League Cups and a ridiculous twelve league titles. His goal against QPR helped to push United three points closer to a thirteenth league title. Giggs’ has scored in every season he has been a professional, an extraordinary record for the one club man. We’ve put together an infographic of some of Giggs’ achievements and stats over the years.
Which team has he scored the most league goals against? Who has he made the most appearances against? And, just hold old was Danny Welbeck when Giggs made his debut against Everton back in 1991?! Ryan Giggs could celebrate his 1,000th appearance against Norwich City next Saturday, if selected of course.
Denis Irwin and Lou Macari paid tribute to Ryan Giggs speaking on MUTV match day live:
“There have been times this season, last season and the season before when people were writing him off but he’s a top professional. He keeps bouncing back and doing what he’s done at QPR. Did he look nearly 40? I don’t think so. He flew about the pitch, he got on the ball, his passing was good. The biggest indicator as to how good he is: the manager keeps picking him. Sir Alex doesn’t mess around here at Manchester United. He lets players go at times when supporters aren’t sure why, but he knows things we don’t know. It’s the same for the people he keeps. If he keeps Giggs and Paul Scholes that’s because he has a belief that they have something to offer. And they go out onto the pitch and prove the manager’s right. To write Giggsy or Scholesy off is a silly thing to do. They can have a poor game, but that happens to the best of players, let alone players approaching 40 years of age.”
“He’s dedicated, too. You should see him in training. And don’t forget, he started as a winger, an out-and-out winger who ran up and down the touchline, scoring goals, creating goals.”