29 November 2010

Happy Birthday Ryan Giggs

Happy Birthday Welsh Dragon aka Ryan Giggs
It is Manchester United's one man club's birthday. This blog post pays a tribute to the longest serving Red Devils. His name shall be associated with United's one of the greats like George Best, Eric Cantona, Sir Bobby Charlton, Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, the list goes on and on.

"I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom. "
-- Bob Dylan

The above quotation by Bob Dylan is well suited to Ryan Giggs' cause. He's a man of material, a born leader and an outstanding performer. 

At 37, you would still argue he's atleast 10 years younger, that's Ryan Giggs for you. Giggs is the first player in football history to win two PFA Young Player of the Year awards (1992 and 1993) and is the only player to play and score in every Premier League season since its inception 1992. 

Giggs recent form
Ryan has recently come from a hamstring injury and scored thrice so far this season. Previous season was one of the most remarkable for him where he helped United demolish arch rivals - Manchester City not once but twice. He delivered a killer pass to Michael Owen who very cool-ly dispatched the ball behind the net. 

His by far the best goal came against Arsenal in an FA Cup Semi-Final Tie in 1999 where he took the goal past Arsenal defence alone and utterly demolished the back four including the goalie. True Legend. The goal can be found in the video below (Thanks to British Broadcast Corporation) 

A tribute to (Sir) Ryan Giggs paid by BBC

A summary of his honours (Source: wikipedia)Manchester Unite


Orders and special awards


  • Only player to have won 11 league titles, and only Manchester United player to have played in all eleven Premier League-winning teams.
  • Most Premier League appearances for an outfield player.[57]
  • Most Premier League assists (accurate records are only available from 2002 onwards).[58]
  • Only player to have scored in all 19 Premier League campaigns since its inception.
  • One of two players to have played in every Premier League season since its inception, Sol Campbell being the other. .
  • Only player to have scored in eleven consecutive Champions League tournaments (1996–97 to 2006–07).
  • Only Manchester United player to have scored in fourteen different Champions League tournaments.
  • Most goals by a British player in the Champions League/European Cup proper history, and 14th overall (not including preliminary rounds).[59]
  • Most appearances by a Manchester United player.
  • First player to score 100 Premier League goals for Manchester United.
  • Second midfielder to have scored 100 goals in the Premier League for a single club (first being Matt Le Tissier).

What can you do to celebrate Ryan Gigg's birthday?
Please raise your voice through this online petition which is determined to inform the Queen of the United Kingdom about how many people want Ryan Giggs to be knighted by Her Majesty the Queen.

Nothing like a home grown manager, Giggs will easily fit in Sir Alex's shoes
Who knows, Giggs may end up being a successor of Sir Alex Ferguson. I think the name Sir Ryan Giggs well suits to be the next successful successor of Manchester United. 


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