5 Premier League records set by Ryan Giggs that might never be broken
Ryan Giggs, Ryan Giggs, runnning down the wings,
Feared by the Blues, Loved by the Reds,
Few players have caught the imagination of both fans and oppositions with as much intensity as the Welshman in his prime. One of the most feared wingers of his time, Ryan Giggs is a Legend of the beautiful game. The most decorated player in football is also one of the greatest players to have played in the Premier League.
At the Premier League 20 Seasons Awards, the Welshman was awarded the Best Player of the last 2 decades. His achievements with Manchester United are a part of folklore at Old Trafford.
Giggs first appeared for Manchester United on 2nd March 1991 and even though he was just 17 years old, went on to become a regular in the first team from the 1991/92 season. In a way, the Welshman was the flagbearer of Sir Alex Ferguson's youth-oriented teams and it was his fascinating emergence that paved the path for all of Fergie's Fledglings to rule the Premier League.
Ryan Giggs played his last game for Manchester United on 6th May 2014, when, as an interim Manager, the Welshman subbed himself on in a 3-1 win over Hull City at Old Trafford. He retired at the end of the season, but Giggs had already written his name in gold. Today, we take a look at 5 of the records he set in the Premier League, which might never be broken.
#5 Most subbed off player
The Welshman is the most subbed player in the Premier League, which also has to do with the fact that until very recently, Giggs had the most appearances in the Premier League - 632. That record now belongs to Gareth Barry, who now has 653 appearances. Giggs, however, has been subbed off 134 times in the Premier League, which is a record that not many are aware of.
Incidentally, Peter Crouch has the most substitute appearances in the Premier League. The English striker has been subbed on 152 times. Jermain Defoe, on the other hand, has the most goals in the Premier League as a substitute - 24. While Giggs' record might not be the most eye-catching, it is certainly one that might linger for quite a few years before anyone can come near it.