Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs to captain Team GB at London 2012

11:32 08 July 2012

Manchester United's Ryan Giggs

Manchester United's Ryan Giggs


The Welshman is one of three over age players, along with Liverpool’s Craig Bellamy and Manchester City’s Micah Richards

Team GB manager Stuart Pearce has named Manchester United star Ryan Giggs as captain of the side for the Olympic Games.

The Welshman is one of the three over-age player in the squad along with Craig Bellamy and Micah Richards.

This is Giggs’ first international tournament, with Wales never qualifying for the Euros or a World Cup, but the veteran has won 12 Premier League titles, four FA Cups and two Champions Leagues during his 21 year association with the Red Devils.

Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey), Chelsea (Ryan Bertrand and Daniel Sturridge), Tottenham (Danny Rose and Steven Caulker) and West Ham (James Tomkins) all are represented in Team GB’s side.

Team GB: Joe Allen, Craig Bellamy, Ryan Bertrand, Jack Butland, Steven Caulker, Tom Cleverley, Jack Cork, Craig Dawson, Ryan Giggs, Aaron Ramsey, Micah Richards, Danny Rose, Scott Sinclair, Marvin Sordell, Jason Steele, Daniel Sturridge, Neil Taylor, James Tomkins.

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