Last Updated: July 27, 2023
Richest AthletesSoccer Players
Net Worth:
$60 Million
Date of Birth:
Nov 29, 1973 (49 years old)
Place of Birth:
5 ft 10 in (1.79 m)
Football player
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  1. Early Life
  2. Pro Career
  3. Personal Life

What is Ryan Giggs' Net Worth?

Ryan Giggs is a Welsh professional soccer player who has a net worth of $60 million. Ryan Giggs is regarded as one of the greatest players of his generation and has played his entire for Manchester United and briefly served as the club's interim manager. He's one of the most decorated footballers of all time.

Early Life

Ryan Joseph Giggs was born on November 29, 1973, in Canton, Cardiff, Wales, to Danny Wilson, a professional rugby player, and Lynne Giggs. He spent most of his youth playing football and rugby on the roads outside their home in Pentrebane. The family moved to Swinton, a town in Salford, Greater Manchester, when Danny switched from rugby union to rugby league for Swinton RLFC. The move was tough for Ryan as he was close to his grandparents in Cardiff, but he often returned to visit them.

Giggs joined the local team Deans FC, and the coach recommended Ryan to Manchester City, and he signed up to their School of Excellence. Giggs continued to play for Salford Boys who went on to reach the final of the Granada Schools Cup at Anfield in 1987. Giggs captained Salford to victory over their Blackburn counterparts and earned "man of the match." Ryan Giggs was observed regularly by local newsagent Harold Wood who spoke to Alex Ferguson. Ferguson sent a scout, and Giggs was offered a trial over the 1986 Christmas season. On Ryan's 14th birthday, he was offered a two-year deal by United scout Joe Brown with the opportunity to turn pro in three years. Giggs, then using the name Ryan Wilson, led England at schoolboy level against Germany at Wembley Stadium in 1989. He changed his surname to match his mother's after she remarried, two years after his parents separation.

Ryan Giggs

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Pro Career

Ryan Giggs made his first appearance for Manchester United in the 1990-1991 season. Ryan Giggs is a left winger known for his skill in creating opportunities for scoring. He has won 13 Premier League winner's medals, four FA Cup winner's medals, three League Cup, two Champions League winner's medals, a FIFA World Cup winner's medal, an Intercontinental Cup winner's medal, a UEFA Super Cup winner's medal, and nine FA Community Shield winner's medals.

Giggs is the first player in soccer history to win two PFA Young Player of the Year awards in a row in 1992 and 1993, though he did not win the PFA Player of the Year award until 2009. He is the only player to have played in each of the first 22 seasons of the Premier League and score in each of the first 21 seasons. Giggs was selected to the PFA Team of the Century in 2007, the Premier Team of the Decade in 2003, and the FA Cup Team of the Century. He holds the record for most assists in Premier League history (162). Giggs was named the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2009 and appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2007.

Ryan Giggs served as interim manager for Manchester United in 2014 before becoming an assistant from 2014 through 2016. From 2018 to 2022, Giggs was manager of the Wales national team.

Ryan Giggs played for the England National Team in 1989, Wales National Team in 1989 and 1991-2007, and the Great Britain team in 2012.

Personal Life

In September 2007, Giggs married his longtime partner, Stacey Cooke. The couple had two children together and divorced in 2017.

Ryan engaged in an eight-year affair with his brother Rhodri's wife, Natasha. Many members of his family then disowned him, with his father, Danny, saying he was ashamed and that couldn't "even bring [himself] to use his name."

In 2006, Giggs became an ambassador for UNICEF UK. Ryan has worked with Manchester United's "United for UNICEF" partnership with the children's organization and visited UNICEF projects in Thailand.

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