United's Ryan Giggs named Team GB skipper

Jul 09, 2012, 08:56 IST | AFP

Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs was yesterday named as captain of the British football team at the London Olympics

Giggs is one of three over-age players in Stuart Pearce’s side at the 2012 Games. The winger told www.thefa.com: “Obviously I have experience and there are a lot of younger players in this squad, as captain hopefully I can pass that on to the younger players.”

Ryan Giggs

Giggs has never played in a major international tournament with Wales but at the club level he has won 12 Premier League titles, five FA Cups and two Champions League crowns.

He also won 64 caps for Wales before retiring from international football in 2007.

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