Ryan Giggs - voted Footballer of the Decade !!!

Saturday, March 6, 2010 3:33 AM Posted by COME LETS PLAY
yan Giggs moved to England, from Wales, at the age of seven. He joined Dean's Youth FC where he learned how to play football.

On his fourteenth birthday Alex Ferguson went to Ryan Giggs' home in Swinton, Manchester, to ask him to sign schoolboy forms. Ken Barnes, City's chief scout, had already confirmed they would not be signing him. Their loss was Manchester United's gain, and the rest as they say is history!

At 16, Ryan signed amateur forms (YTS) and turned professional in November 1990, just after his 17th birthday.

The most rare and exciting talent to emerge at OT since George Best.

His League debut for Manchester United came on 2nd March 1991, against Everton at Old Trafford, as a substitute for Denis Irwin. His first League start was in the Manchester derby at Old Trafford at the end of the same season, when he scored the only goal of the match.

His childhood heroes were Mark Hughes and Ian Rush.

Whilst at Manchester United, Ryan Giggs has already won a fistful of medals:
League Cup 1992, League Championships, 1993, 1994, 1996 1997 and 1999,
three F.A. Cup winners' medals in 1994 1996 1999 and a runners-up medal in 1995.

Finally a European Champions Cup Winner in 1999 - The amazing TRIPLE!
Thrilling, twisted runs, deadly accurate crosses and memorable opportunist goals of the very highest quality.

At the end of his first full season Ryan was voted the Young Player of the Year by the PFA. He is the only player ever to win this twice 1992 + 1993.

During the last-ever FA Cup semi-final replay, Ryan produced an unforgettable moment. Roy Keane had been sent off for a second rash challenge. In injury time Peter Schmeichel saved superbly from a Dennis Bergkamp penalty and the game went into extra-time.

In the final minutes, with the game heading for a penalty shoot-out, he ran directly at the defence hailed as the best in the game. He burst past four players before unleashing a fierce shot into the roof of the net, giving David Seaman no chance. Many critics proclaimed it the greatest goal of all time! This semi-final victory kept United in the relentless march to the Treble, to which Ryan contributed immeasurably.

Did You Know? His father, Danny Wilson was a Rugby League player for Cardiff and Swinton. Ryan still takes an interest in Rugby League and goes to watch Wigan RL, as often as possible.

Although Ryan is a Welsh international, he was once the captain of the England Schoolboys football team.

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