The most decorated footballer in English football history has scooped yet another accolade in the form of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
Ryan Giggs, the Manchester United winger was clearly shocked as his name was called on Sunday night as he mentioned himself when joking about his lack of a speech.
With the public choosing their favourite from the shortlist of 10 by phone on the night, Giggs received 29.4% of the vote (151,842 votes) ahead of Button (18.74% – 96,770) and Ennis (15.58% – 80,469) with a total of 516,473 votes cast.
With his record 11th Premier League winners’ medal secured this year, Giggs has played more than 800 appearances and scored more than 150 goals for Man Utd since he signed with them 20 years ago. The 36 has also just been offered a new contract with Utd so he’s going nowhere soon, much to his delight.
As he said himself “I am playing for the greatest manager that has ever lived and I’m playing for the greatest club. Perhaps I’ve become more appreciated as I have got older. It’s unusual for a 36-year-old to be playing with a team like Manchester United for 20 years but I am enjoying it and long may it continue.”
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