Ryan Giggs, Manchester United Midfielder, Celebrates 900-Game Milestone With Winner (PICTURES)
On his 900th appearance for Manchester United, Ryan Giggs prolonged a script that would be deemed too hokey for Hollywood.
While the A-listers mulled over Prada or Versace to trip the light fantastic on the red carpet, United's own academy winner added another happy ending to his career with a stoppage time winner against Norwich City.
Arriving late to meet Ashley Young's inviting cross, he nonchalantly volleyed past Canaries goalkeeper John Ruddy to preserve the two-point deficit behind Manchester City for his 163rd club career goal. Giggs first scored against Norwich City in September 1991.
Rio Ferdinand paid tribute to his team-mate after the 2-1 win:
Ecstatic and relieved, the Welshman headed over to United's boisterous away following to revel in the moment along with his rapturous teammates at Carrow Road.
Next month Giggs will have played 21 years for the club, having made his debut as a substitute against Everton as a 17-year-old in 1991.
Here we present a gallery charting some memorable moments of a glittering career:
Skinny as a rake
In full flight at Wembley
First of a dozen
Suits you, sir
Rapid in Vienna
Blasting past Juventus
Camp Nou camaraderie
Testimonial at 25
Congratulations after a brace against Birmingham
We meet again
Player of the year, 2009