Ryan Giggs has today been named the winner of the Golden Boot award, which is recognition given to players over the age of 29 who are selected by journalists from all over the world and voted for by fans.
“It’s a great honour to win such an award and to have my footprints alongside some of the greatest football players is a real privilege,” said Giggs. “I have been fortunate to play alongside great players, play for the greatest manager and play for the best club in the world. At the moment I am still enjoying my football so I have not thought about what I will do when I finish, but if it all finished tomorrow I could say that I have had a fantastic career and wouldn’t swap it with anybody.”
The other nominations for the 2011 award were Gianluigi Buffon, Iker Casillas, Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto’o, Carles Puyol, Raul, Xavi and Javier Zanetti.
Giggs has been nominated for this award six times before and has finally earned the right to have his footprint on Monaco’s Champions Promenade ‘Walk of Fame’ alongside that of Francesco Totti (2010), Ronaldinho (2009), Roberto Carlos (2008), Alessandro Del Piero (2007), Ronaldo (2006), Andriy Shevchenko (2005), Pavel Nedvěd (2004) and Roberto Baggio (2003).