Ryan Giggs

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Giggs in 2013, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Ryan Joseph Wilson

Place of Birth: Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales

Date of Birth: 29 November, 1973

Ethnicity: Welsh, English, Sierra Leonean [African]

Ryan Giggs is a Welsh professional footballer and football coach. He played his entire career for Manchester United, and also for the England national team, the Wales national team, and Great Britain. He was interim manager and assistant manager for Manchester United, and manager of the Wales national team. He co-owns Salford City.

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, including professional footballer Zach Giggs, 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).

Source: http://www.bbc.com

13 Responses

  1. rubehubyubs2011 says:

    Both Wilson and Giggs are English surnames

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