RYAN GIGGS THE MAN FOR ALL SEASONS

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Ryan Giggs The Man For All Seasons

Author : Steve Bartram
ISBN : 1471139905
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Back in March 1991, a coltish dark-haired winger stepped out onto the Old Trafford pitch for a First Division game against Everton. Little did the crowd of 45,656 realise that they were seeing the beginnings of a truly unique career that would extend for 24 seasons and see him break almost every record in the book. Now, in this wonderful tribute to a United legend, we get to hear from those who played with and against him, those who coached him, and those who trained him, and find out what it was that set Ryan Giggs apart from the rest. Fully illustrated throughout, we hear from Eric Harrison how Giggs caught the eye of United's scouts as a youngster, and the work done that culminated in him becoming the leading light of the famous Class of 92. Senior players from that era, such as Bryan Robson and Steve Bruce, recall the impact he made when he was promoted to the first team, just as the club began its incredible reign of success under Alex Ferguson. After picking up the League Cup in 1992, Giggs went on to win a record-breaking 13 league titles, two Champions League medals, and many other honours in a career that would stretch to 963 appearances for United. His resilience and longevity amazed all who looked on, as he continued to play at the top level past his 40th birthday. And when David Moyes left the club, he was the natural replacement as interim manager, rallying the club to reclaim its roots. Now retired as a player, Giggs is about to begin a new role as assistant to Louis van Gaal.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Man For All Seasons

Author : Brian Owen
ISBN : 9781911476023
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In these days of highly-paid football celebrities, Brian Owen isn’t a household name, yet over the course of the last six decades he has become the only man to have held four different positions; player, coach, scout and physiotherapist in all four divisions of the English Football League. This fascinating autobiography documents the fifty-five year career of a man whose face is well known at several professional clubs, and details Owen’s journey from promising young player to backroom legend. Owen’s infectious wit and wisdom means he has an unmatched store of anecdotes. He has seen it all, from the gritty surroundings of the lower divisions to the glamour of travelling with the senior England squad. After recording a lifetime of memories, Owen teams up with sportswriter Rob Hadgraft to tell his story in A Man for All Seasons. Containing fitting forewords by David Pleat and Phil Parkinson, this book pays tribute to one of the most popular, funniest and down-to-earth professionals ever to be involved with the beautiful game and is a must-read for football fans everywhere.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Manchester United Welsh

Author : Gwyn Jenkins
ISBN : 9781784614065
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The story of the Welsh greats who played for and coached Manchester United football team from the beginnings in 1886 until the present day, with specific reference to Billy Meredith, Jimmy Murphy, Mickey Thomas, Mark Hughes and Ryan Giggs.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Ryan Giggs Fifty Defining Fixtures

Author : Tony Matthews
ISBN : 9781445646794
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Fifty fixtures that defined the career of an ordinary footballer, who went on to become a legend - Ryan Giggs.
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Ryan Giggs

Author : Ryan Giggs
ISBN : 0755361423
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The living legend celebrates his 20-year career in words and pictures, with contributions from Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Bobby Charlton, Paul Scholes, Bryan Robson, and other Manchester United greats From signing with Sir Alex Ferguson at the age of 14 to winning the Treble in 1999, Ryan Giggs' sports career has been extraordinary. Here, he recalls the glorious memories of his record-breaking career at Manchester United, as well as highlights from his international career with Wales. Giggsy's words bring 20 seasons of pictures to life, as the most decorated player in English football history relives 11 Premier League wins, four FA Cup successes, three League Cup winner's medals, and two Champions League victories, and remembers the people who have helped to make him a true sporting great.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Giggsy The Biography Of Ryan Giggs

Author : Frank Worrall
ISBN : 9781782196563
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ryan Giggs is the ultimate Manchester United legend. The most decorated player in English football history, with 13 Premier League title, two Champions League victories and four FA Cup winner's medals to his name, Giggs is truly an astonishing player with an unparalleled football career.Giggs frist found fame with Manchester City's Scholl of Excellence before Sir Alex Ferguson spitted his prodigious talent, turning up at his home to sign him on his 14th birthday. By the time he made his United first team debut aged just 17, many considered him to be the greatest talent in English football since George Best. Famed for his pace and skill on the ball, Giggs has scored vital goals throughout his career, most notably his incredible solo effort in the 1999 FA Cup semi-final replay against Arsenal, where he picked the ball up in his own half and embarked on a mazy run around the entire Arsenal back four before lofting the ball into the net. He was an integral part of the historic Treble-winning side in 1999, and is the only Manchester united player to have played in both the 1999 and 2008 Champions League victories.Having committed his entire career to United, Giggs eclipsed Bobby Charlton's record in April 2009, when he made his 800th appearance fort the club. On 26 February 2012, he marked his 900th United appearance by scoring the winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Norwich. Giggs has scored over 160 goals for united and his incredible record has ensured that he will go down in history as one of United's greatest ever players. The is the amazing story of Manchester United's legendary number 11.
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Giggs

Author : Joe Lovejoy
ISBN : 9780141911663
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ryan Giggs first played for Manchester United in the season before the Premiership began; back when Bryan Robson was still captain. He took possession of United's left wing and never loosened his grip. Over a fourteen year career so far, he's seen them all come and go: Cantona, Schmeichel, Beckham and the rest. Sir Alex Ferguson said of Giggs 'I knew we had an outstanding talent when we gave him his debut.' That was back in 1991, but it remains as true in 2005 as it ever was. Giggs has been a pivotal figure in United's dominance of the Premiership. There have been rivals but no other team can match the their sustained record of success over recent years. And Giggs is the only player to have played in all eight of those title winning campaigns. Off the pitch, Ryan Giggs has always closely guarded his private life. But here he opens up for the first time, sharing details of the sometimes turbulent childhood that shaped him and the relationships that have mattered to him to reveal the man behind the famous number 11 red shirt. One thing seems clear: the Old Trafford crowd will be singing 'Giggs will tear you apart again!' for a few years yet ...
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The Official Encyclopedia Of Manchester United

Author : MUFC
ISBN : 1847379184
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This new and absorbing encyclopedia is the definitive work on the story of Manchester United. With all the facts and figures, league tables, over 130,000 words of text and more than 400 photographs throughout, it provides the most comprehensive and authoritative overview of the club. Including a season-by-season look at United's progress, with special features on the Reds' trophy-winning campaigns, this book tells the complete story of the Red Devils. Of special value is a section profiling all the club's most significant players throughout its history. With timecharts, easy-to-follow design features and many other special entries, this book is an essential purchase for any fan.
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Savage

Author : Janine Self
ISBN : 9781907195631
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Robbie Savage could have been just another Manchester United reject. Instead, he used the Old Trafford scrapheap as a springboard to become one of the most instantly recognisable footballers in the Premier League, despite being told by Sir Alex Ferguson he was not good enough to stay in the class of '92 alongside David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and Gary Neville. For the last 16 years, Savage has carved out a reputation as a hard man and wind-up merchant with an unerring ability to grab a headline. From deliberately getting Tottenham's Justin Edinburgh sent off in a Wembley Cup final to the 'Jobbiegate' row with referee Graham Poll and the bust-ups with John Toshack, Rio Ferdinand, Graeme Souness and Paul Jewell, the list is endless. Yet numerous footballing legends will testify to the skill of the midfielder, who has starred for Crewe, Leicester, Birmingham, Blackburn and Derby and won 39 international caps for Wales. Behind the long blond hair, the Armani tattoo and the flamboyant cars, Savage has always been the heartbeat of his team. Savage! provides a unique insight into the extraordinary life of an elite sportsman, a colourful character and loving family man. Love him or loathe him, Robbie Savage's story is a remarkable one.
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A Season In The Red

Author : Jamie Jackson
ISBN : 9781781315415
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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What does it feel like to follow in the footsteps of Britain's most successful manager? To have your every decision, move and word scrutinised worldwide? How do you capture the heart and soul of Manchester United? With unrivalled access to Old Trafford, Jamie Jackson charts the disastrous ten-month reign of David 'The Chosen One' Moyes and the club's first season with the Iron Tulip, Louis Van Gaal: authoritarian, joker and self-proclaimed genius. Featuring revealing interviews and analysis of the key players and events - from the Glazers and their frontman Ed Woodward's vision, the captaincy of club stalwart Wayne Rooney, through to the testing times experienced by new arrivals Radamel Falcao and Luke Shaw - Jackson reveals why Moyes was always doomed to fail and how Van Gaal has reinvigorated United's chances of winning silverware again. From boot room to boardroom, pitch side to press room, A Season in the Red is the insider's story of life in the Red seat at the biggest club in the world.
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