How many senior team mates has Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs had during his 20 year career at Old Trafford? It’s a question that I’ve asked myself many times but the huge amount of time required to research such details meant that my curiosity was never satisfied – until now. Thanks to what must have been a tedious, painstaking project, Will Wainewright from The Guardian discovered that Giggs played with no less than 133 first team players since 1991…and I believe him. The Guardian is one of Britain’s largest and most respected newspapers not only because of its objective, general news coverage, but for the accurate, in depth football stories it presents. So here’s “The Manchester United players who have played in the first team with Ryan Giggs” providing a fascinating background to the incredible achievements of the Premier League’s senior statesman.
Phil Bardsley, Fabien Barthez, Russell Beardsmore, Bébé, David Beckham, David Bellion, Dimitar Berbatov, Henning Berg, Clayton Blackmore, Laurent Blanc, Jesper Blomqvist, Mark Bosnich, Wes Brown, Steve Bruce, Nicky Butt
Fraizer Campbell, Eric Cantona, Michael Carrick, Chris Casper, Roy Carroll, Luke Chadwick, Michael Clegg, Andy Cole, Terry Cooke, Jordi Cruyff, Nick Culkin, John Curtis
Simon Davies, Fabio da Silva, Rafael da Silva, Ritchie De Laet, Mame Biram Diouf, Eric Djemba-Djemba, Bojan Djordjic, Mal Donaghy, Dion Dublin
Chris Eagles, Richard Eckersley, Jonny Evans, Patrice Evra
Rio Ferdinand, Darren Ferguson, Darren Fletcher, Diego Forlán, Quinton Fortune, Ben Foster
Darron Gibson, Keith Gillespie, Andy Goram, Jonathan Greening
Owen Hargreaves, David Healy, Gabriel Heinze, Javier Hernández, Danny Higginbotham, Tim Howard, Mark Hughes
Paul Ince, Denis Irwin
Andrei Kanchelskis, Roy Keane, Kleberson, Tomasz Kuszczak
Federico Macheda, Lee Martin (90s), Lee Martin (00s), Manucho, David May, Brian McClair, Liam Miller, Philip Mulryne
Nani, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Erik Nevland
Gabriel Obertan, John O’Kane, John O’Shea, Michael Owen
Gary Pallister, Park Ji-sung, Paul Parker, Mike Phelan, Kevin Pilkington, Gerard Piqué, Karel Poborsky, Rodrigo Possebon, William Prunier, Danny Pugh
Felipe Ricardo, Kieran Richardson, Mark Robins, Bryan Robson, Lee Roche, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Giuseppe Rossi
Louis Saha, Peter Schmeichel, Lee Sharpe, Teddy Sheringham, Paul Scholes, Les Sealey, Alan Smith, Mikaël Silvestre, Danny Simpson, Chris Smalling, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Jonathan Spector, Jaap Stam, Michael Stewart
Massimo Taibi, Carlos Tevez, Zoran Tosic
Antonio Valencia, Raimond van der Gouw, Nemanja Vidic Edwin van der Sar, Ruud van Nilstelrooy, Juan Sebastián Verón,
Danny Wallace, Ronnie Wallwork, Gary Walsh, Neil Webb, Danny Welbeck, Ian Wilkinson, Mark Wilson
Will Giggs go down in football history as the equal of the immortal Sir Stanley Matthews?
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