What has happened since Ryan Giggs debut

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Last night Ryan Giggs played his 1000th senior game. This is a remarkable feat in the modern game and one that should not be taken lightly. Of course, I am going to take it lightly or at least light heartedly. Here is a list of things that has happened in the world and in World football since Ryan Giggs made his debut on 2 March 1991.

In World Football:

  • Blackburn won the Premier League
  • Jack Wilshere was born
  • Lionel Messi signed for Barcelona
  • Chelsea have had 16 managers
  • Harry Redknapp has managed 7 different teams (4 of which have gone into administration)
  • Tottenham won the FA Cup (1991)
  • Arsenal went unbeaten
  • Juventus were relegated due to match fixing, got promoted and won the title again
  • Chippa United have had 362 managers
  • Valencia won La Liga
  • Nicholas Anelka has played in the North London Derby, the Merseyside derby, El Classico, Manchester Derby, Kitalar arasi derbi and could play in the Derby della Molle.
  • Bafana Bafana won the AFCON (1996)
  • Denmark won the Euro’s (1992)
  • Sepp Blatter took over the mafia (FIFA)
  • England have been knocked out of either the World Cup or the European Championship on penalties 5 times
  • Joey Barton was arrested
  • Manchester United have won 12 Premier Leagues, 4 FA Cups, 3 League Cups and 2 Champions Leagues
  • Glascow Rangers disappeared and Newco Rangers were born
  • Leeds United made the Champions League Semi-final
  • Oldam Athletic, Wimbledon (Now MK dons) and Sheffield Wednesday were in the premiership
  • Gordon Igesund won the PSL with four different sides

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In the World:

  • Harry Potter was released (the books)
  • Facebook and Twitter were launched
  • The birth of reality tv competitions
  • 9/11
  • Oprah Winfrey retired
  • Bill Clinton and his wandering ways
  • The Lance Armstrong, Oscar Pistorius and Tiger Woods scandals
  • Multichoice launched DSTV and our viewing lives changed
  • America elected their first black president
  • Nelson Mandela became president and apartheid ended
  • I got engaged, true story
  • The pope retired
  • The Movie Titanic broke all the Academy Award’s records
  • The collapse of ENRON
  • The first ever GPS was made
  • Y2k
  • The entire Friends tv show, every season, really.

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Ryan Gigg’s 1000 profile:

Manchester United – 932
Division 1 – 40, Premier League 612, FA Cup 73, League Cup 39, Community Shield 13, Champions League 144, Uefa Cup 3, Europa League 2, Cup Winners Cup 1, Super Cup 1, Intercontinental Cup 1, Club World Cup 3

Wales – 64

Team Great Britain – 4

What do you think of the incredible display of longevity by Ryan Giggs? Let me know below, on Facebook or on Twitter

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