What happened on this day in football history? Today, we look back at Ryan Giggs’ Premier League career on the anniversary of his final match in the competition.
On this day in 2014, Ryan Giggs played in his 632nd and final Premier League match – Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Hull City at Old Trafford.
These 632 appearances are the most of any player in Premier League history, all coming for Man Utd.
The former Wales international is undisputedly one of the most talented British players seen in the Premier League, so we look back at his time in the competition with 10 facts that you may or may not know about him.
162: Ryan Giggs assisted 162 Premier League goals during his playing career, more than any other player in the history of the competition.
271: Overall he was involved in 271 Premier League goals (109 goals, 162 assists); one of only six players to have 250+ goal involvements in the competition.
220: Giggs was involved in a goal (goal or assist) in 220 different Premier League matches; more than any other player in the competition’s history.
22: Giggs played in 22 different Premier League seasons between 1992-93 and 2013-14; more than any other player in the competition.
21: The Welsh winger scored in 21 of those 22 Premier League seasons; another record in the competition. The only campaign he failed to score in was his final season in 2013-14.
13: With 13 Premier League title wins during his time at Manchester United; he’s won more winners medals in the competition than any other player.
39%: 43 of Giggs’ 109 Premier League goals turned out to be match-winners (39%). Of the 60 players to have scored over 75 goals in the competition, this is the highest proportion of winners.
45: Giggs assisted a Premier League goal for 45 different team-mates during his Premier League career; more than any other player in the competition.
7,483: There were 7,483 days between Giggs’ first and last Premier League goals, which is the biggest span between any players’ first and last goals in the competition’s history.
0: With 109 Premier League goals, Giggs is the highest scoring Premier League player to have never scored a hat-trick in the competition.