Ryan Giggs, Manchester United Legend, Named Greatest Player Of The Premier League Era (GALLERY)

The Huffington Post UK  |  By Posted: 15/05/2012 13:59 Updated: 15/05/2012 14:09

Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs has been named the greatest player in the Premier League's 20 years.

The 38-year-old has featured and scored in every season since the inauguration of English football's top tier in 1992.

He has won the Premier League 12 times with United during that duration, scoring 2008's title clincher at Wigan Athletic when he equalled Sir Bobby Charlton's appearance record for the club.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was named best manager at the 20-year awards, while Arsenal's Invincibles of 2003/04 took the best team accolade.

Seven United players, including Giggs, featured in an expert panel's best XI over the past two decades.

In tribute to the Welsh midfielder, here's a gallery charting his United career...

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  • Skinny as a rake

  • In full flight at Wembley

  • First of a dozen

  • Meeting Mandela

  • Those celebrations

  • Suits you, sir

  • Rapid in Vienna

  • Blasting past Juventus

  • Awkward

  • That goal

  • Camp Nou camaraderie

  • Testimonial at 25

  • That miss

  • Congratulations after a brace against Birmingham

  • Youth blossoms

  • Throwback

  • Number 10

  • Winner

  • We meet again

  • Player of the year, 2009

  • Saviour