A lucky footballer in Llanelli could be wearing their new shirt like a boss if they take part in the local community 6 a side league.

The Wales manager Ryan Giggs, who took over the biggest job in Welsh football a couple of weeks ago, broke world records in the summer when he took part in some special 6 a side games that drew the biggest crowds to have ever watched small sided football.

Giggs was a central figure in the so-called “Ronaldinho and Friends” games with a host of top footballers including Roberto Carlos and Robert Pires, as crowds of tens of thousands watched the unique exhibition matches to celebrate the launch of Leisure Leagues in Pakistan.

Now, one lucky player in Leisure Leagues Welsh league network will be able to win the shirt Giggs wore at the events. For more details click here.

Leisure Leagues’ Social Media Manager Jack Keeling who attended the events in Karachi and Islamabad, said: “They were once in a lifetime games and we are absolutely thrilled to be giving players the chance to wear Ryan’s shirt.”

The league in Llanelli takes place at Coleg Sir Gar on Monday and players can join here:

On Monday (Jan 15) Ryan Giggs was named as the new Wales manager on a four-year contract.

Giggs was born in Cardiff on the 29th November 1973 to father Danny, a Cardiff RFC and Wales rugby union player, and mother Lynne.

In 1990, on his 17th birthday, he was offered his first professional contract with Manchester United. He would go on to make 672 appearances for the club scoring 114 goals.

He made his international debut for Wales in 1991 achieving 64 caps with 12 goals for his country. He retired from playing in 2014 and became a temporary interim manager at his longtime club Manchester United.

FACTFILE:

  • Full name: Ryan Joseph Giggs
  • DOB: 29/11/73
  • Place of birth: Canton, Cardiff, Wales
  • Height: 1.79m (5 ft 10 in)
  • Playing position: Midfielder
  • Youth career: Manchester City (1985-1987) Manchester United (1987-1990)
  • Senior career: Manchester United (1990 – 2014) 672 appearances with 114 goals
  • International career: Wales (1991-2007) 64 appearances with 12 goals
  • Additional international honors: Great Britain (2012) 4 appearances with 1 goal
  • Teams managed: Manchester United Interim (2014) Wales (2018-)
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