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Ryan Giggs Fact Box

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 19, 2014 at 9:59 am •  Published: May 19, 2014
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Highlights in the career of Ryan Giggs, the Manchester United great who ended his playing career and took over as the club's assistant manager on Monday:

1973 — Born Ryan Joseph Wilson on Nov. 29 in Cardiff.

1990 — Signs as a trainee with Manchester United, turning professional within five months.

1991 — Adopts mother's maiden name and becomes Ryan Giggs. Makes debut for United at 17, as a substitute against Everton. Scores the winner against Manchester City at Old Trafford on his full debut and becomes the youngest footballer to represent Wales when he plays against Germany at 17 years and 322 days.

1992 — Voted PFA Young Player of the Year.

1993 — Becomes first player to be named PFA Young Player of the Year twice. Wins Premier League title.

1996 — Helps United win league and FA Cup double for a second time in three years.

1999 — Scores memorable winner for United in FA Cup semifinal replay against Arsenal at Villa Park. Helps team complete a historic treble of Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup.

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