11 numbers that defined Ryan Giggs' career
It had to happen eventually.
After 23 seasons at Manchester United, Ryan Giggs finally called time on his long and illustrious playing career to become incoming manager Louis van Gaal's assistant.
Apart from his magical skills on the pitch, the Welsh wing wizard was a rare one-club man in an age where players switch clubs the moment a better one comes calling.
As United's long-serving No. 11 hangs up his boots, here are 11 numbers that defined his fantastic career.
0 - the number of red cards received by Giggs in his 23 seasons for Manchester United. He was only sent off once - when he played for Wales' World Cup qualifier in 2001 against Norway.
4 - games managed by Giggs when he took over as United's interim manager when David Moyes was sacked in April 2014.
5 - Arsenal players, including goalkeeper David Seaman, who were beaten by Giggs when he scored THAT goal in the 1999 FA Cup semi-final at Villa Park.
14 - the birthday when Giggs signed for United on schoolboy forms after a personal visit from Sir Alex Ferguson.
17 - Giggs' age when he came on as a substitute against Everton to make his United debut at Old Trafford on March 2, 1991.
21 - the number of consecutive EPL seasons Giggs has scored in. The only season he failed to score in was 2013/14.
34 - the number of trophies Giggs has won. These include 13 Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, nine Community Shields, two Champions Leagues, one Uefa Super Cup, one Intercontinental Cup and one Fifa Club World Cup.
36 - the number of Manchester derbies Giggs has featured in.
64 - the number of caps Giggs has Wales.
168 - the number of goals Giggs has scored for Man United.
963 - the number of competitive appearances Giggs has made for United. He retires as the club's all-time record appearance maker after surpassing Bobby Charlton's 758 in the 2008 Champions League final.