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PICTURES: Ryan Giggs – Master of the Arts

Ryan Giggs degree Salford UniversityRyan Giggs today received an honoury degree from Salford Uni

for his contribution to sport and charitable causes.

Giggs, who played for Salford Boys when he was a lad, is an ambassador for Unicef, and regularly campaigns for children in South Africa who have been made vulnerable by HIV and Aids.

“I’m really pleased to accept this degree,” he said. “When I started my career as a professional footballer I didn’t envisage that one day I’d be made master of arts. I grew up in Salford and it’s been a big part of my life forRyan Giggs degree Salford University 30 years, so it’s great to be a part of Salford University now.”

It seems there really is no end to the honours Giggsy has received in 2008!

Below, there is a video of Giggs back in 1988 representing Salford Boys.

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  1. jsos says:

    aw bless! look at those shorts man :D . Thanks for this Scott

  2. Chrispus says:


  3. jim says:

    the one positive thing we can take for the bollox ronaldo is showing us is an even more fantastic appreciation of what kind of a man and player we have in giggs

  4. Eddie says:

    Why was Martin Tyler commentating schoolboy matches? LEGEND.

  5. eddidaz says:

    We’re sorry, this video is no longer available.


  6. Stephen says:

    My God he used his right foot!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the guy a true legend.


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