Earlier this year Ryan Giggs extended his contract by a further year to outlast Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. The Welsh legend has played over 1,000 competitive games as a professional footballer including internationals and has amassed 34 trophies during his time at Old Trafford.
Ryan Giggs is the Premier League record holder for having appeared in the most games (620) and looks set to extend that record during the 2013-14 season under the leadership of incoming manager David Moyes.
Excluding the 40 games he played in the old Division One before the introduction of the Premier League in 1992, as well as his 74 FA Cup, 39 League Cup, here is a break down of Ryan Giggs’ 620 Premier League appearances.
Ryan Giggs has faced every team to have played in the Premier League but Manchester United. Here is his record against each of those teams:
0 – Burnley are the only side Ryan Giggs has faced but not beat in the Premier League
5 – Ryan Giggs has a 100% win record against five teams (Barnsley, Blackpool, Bradford City, Hull City & Watford)
10 – Ryan Giggs has scored more goals against Tottenham than he has against any other side
10 – Ryan Giggs has suffered more losses against Chelsea and Liverpool than any other sides
25 – Ryan Giggs has been on the winning side versus Tottenham Hotspur more times than any other team he has faced
37 – Ryan Giggs has faced Liverpool more times than any other team in the Premier League
45% – Ryan Giggs’ 45% win record versus Derby County is only greater than his record versus Ipswich Town (38%), Chelsea (33%) and Burnley (0%)
82 – Ryan Giggs has been involved in games where Manchester United have picked up 82 points against Tottenham Hotspur – his highest points tally against any single team
400 – Ryan Giggs has won 400 Premier League games
1335 – The 1,335 points collected by Ryan Giggs in the Premier League is greater than 41 of the 45 teams who have played in the top flight
Ryan Giggs is the only player to have played in every single one of the 21 Premier League seasons. On top of that, he has scored in each of them. 2012-13 saw Ryan Giggs start fewer games than he had in any previous season.