Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Giggs wins Player of the Year
Ryan Giggs has finally won the Professional Football Associations player of the year award which is the highest award that can be given by his fellow footballers.
It is astonishing that this is the first time in his 18 year professional career that he has won the award after having some fantastic success with Man Utd. Giggs has only had 12 starts this season so it is amazing that he has managed to win it this time round, but he has more than deserved it for his performances over the years.
Man Utd had 5 of the 6 nominees with Namanja Vidic being the favourite to pick up the award but Giggs was clearly delighted to have finally picked up the award.
Giggs has been one of the most consistent and star performers in a Man Utd shirt for the best part of 20 years and could still have a major role to play in securing the title and hopefully the Champions League.
Giggs has played more games for United than anyone else, even surpassing the great Bobby Charlton.
There is some disagreement as to whether Giggs should have won this year’s award but what we can say for certain is that he should probably have won it long before now.
Written by Danny Watson, a professional sports journalist who blogs about football news.