Birth Name: Ryan Joseph Giggs/Wilson
Place of Birth: Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales
Date of Birth: 29 November, 1973
Ethnicity: Welsh, some Sierra Leonean [African]
Ryan Giggs is a Welsh professional footballer and football coach. He played for Manchester United for his entire career, where he also served as an interim manager.
Ryan is the son of Lynne and Danny Wilson (Donald James Wilson), a rugby union and professional rugby league footballer. He was born Ryan Joseph Wilson, and took on his mother’s maiden name Giggs as a teenager. He has two children with his former wife Stacey Cooke.
According to an interview, Ryan’s “father’s parents (or possibly their parents, he isn’t sure) were born” in Sierra Leone. Ryan’s father is said to have a black father and a white mother, and has also been described as being of Sierra Leone Creole background. Ryan’s paternal grandmother is pictured here.
Ryan’s maternal grandfather was Dennis F. Giggs (the son of Joseph J. Giggs and Eileen B. Thomas).
Ryan’s maternal grandmother was Margaret R. Sidaway (the daughter of Leonard Sidaway and Ellen Tatnell).