Ryan Giggs, "The Welsh Wizard" produces his magic for Manchester United. He was born in Wales, but was brought up in England. He plays for the Welsh national team.
When he was just fourteen, Alex Ferguson went to his home to ask him to sign schoolboy forms with Manchester United. Giggs had been told by City's chief scout that they would be letting him leave the club at the end of the year, and consequently Giggs jumped at the opportunity to switch to the red side of Manchester. He signed the schoolboy forms and within three years was making his full professional league debut for the Reds, ironically against Manchester City, scoring the only goal in a 1-0 victory.
Following in the footsteps of marvellous players, like Best and Edwards, Giggs is the embodiment of the attacking flair and spirit that is the tradition of Manchester United.
He is able to change the course of games with his magnificent skill. The goal he scored against Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final replay in the 98/99 campaign goes down as one of the best goals ever scored in the competiton and emphasises the value that he can give to a side.
Giggs is the most celebrated footballer in the history of Manchester United; having won eight Premier League championship (a record he shares with Liverpool's Alan Hansen, Phil Neal and Kenny Dalglish), one Champions League and four FA Cup titles. He has also won the PFA Young Player of the Year award twice.
Interestingly, he is the top all time scorer in the FA Premier League not to play in a striker postition and has played over 700 matches for Manchester United.
In 2004, he declined the first offer Manchester United had for him, which was a one year extension, as he made it known that he would want to finish his career with Manchester United.