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Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has been awarded an honorary degree for his contribution to sport and charitable causes.

Giggs, 33, was made a master of arts by the University of Salford in a ceremony at the Lowry Theatre.

Collecting his award, he said: "I'm really pleased to accept this degree.

"I grew up in Salford and it's been a big part of my life for 30 years, so it's great to be a part of Salford University now."

The Cardiff-born midfielder beat Sir Bobby Charlton's record of 758 appearances for the Old Trafford club in May as the team secured another Premier League title.

Giggs has won the Premier League 10 times with Manchester United as well as four FA Cups, two Champions League titles and two League Cups.

Salford University Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Harloe said: "It is not only his great achievements on the pitch for which he deserves recognition, but for his valuable charity work with developing countries."

Aside from football, Giggs is an ambassador for Unicef and regularly campaigns for children in South Africa who have been made vulnerable by HIV and Aids.

He was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List last year for his services to football.
 
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marty davidson said:
Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has been awarded an honorary degree for his contribution to sport and charitable causes.

Giggs, 33, was made a master of arts by the University of Salford in a ceremony at the Lowry Theatre.

Collecting his award, he said: "I'm really pleased to accept this degree.

"I grew up in Salford and it's been a big part of my life for 30 years, so it's great to be a part of Salford University now."

The Cardiff-born midfielder beat Sir Bobby Charlton's record of 758 appearances for the Old Trafford club in May as the team secured another Premier League title.

Giggs has won the Premier League 10 times with Manchester United as well as four FA Cups, two Champions League titles and two League Cups.

Salford University Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Harloe said: "It is not only his great achievements on the pitch for which he deserves recognition, but for his valuable charity work with developing countries."

Aside from football, Giggs is an ambassador for Unicef and regularly campaigns for children in South Africa who have been made vulnerable by HIV and Aids.

He was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List last year for his services to football.
A very deserved award indeed.
There's not many know about the things he does away from
his football side, he's not the sort of man that likes to be in
the limelight.
So for him to be made a master of the arts by the university
in the city where he has lived for so long is a fitting tribute indeed.

3 pages of praise for the legend that is Giggsy from some members.
http://www.manutdtalk.com/forums/man-utd-chat/12664-giggsy-true-united-legend.html?highlight=giggs
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SALFORD RED said:
A very deserved award indeed.
There's not many know about the things he does away from
his football side, he's not the sort of man that likes to be in
the limelight.
anything you would like to shed light on? don't get to hear the good stories as much being on this side of the pond ;)
 

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Giggsy Diserve the degree
he is the most loyal player in our team
he have done allot for manchester united and allot for charity
 

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marty davidson said:
Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has been awarded an honorary degree for his contribution to sport and charitable causes.

Giggs, 33, was made a master of arts by the University of Salford in a ceremony at the Lowry Theatre.

Collecting his award, he said: "I'm really pleased to accept this degree.

"I grew up in Salford and it's been a big part of my life for 30 years, so it's great to be a part of Salford University now."

The Cardiff-born midfielder beat Sir Bobby Charlton's record of 758 appearances for the Old Trafford club in May as the team secured another Premier League title.

Giggs has won the Premier League 10 times with Manchester United as well as four FA Cups, two Champions League titles and two League Cups.


Salford University Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Harloe said: "It is not only his great achievements on the pitch for which he deserves recognition, but for his valuable charity work with developing countries."

Aside from football, Giggs is an ambassador for Unicef and regularly campaigns for children in South Africa who have been made vulnerable by HIV and Aids.

He was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List last year for his services to football.
Its fantastic result!He has deserved!He is legend
 

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Congrats to Giggsy!
For me he is a walking legend and the best left midfielder ever.
His a great role model for everyone both on and off the field.
 

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No doubt the award is deserved.

A living legend, a fantastic player but, more importantly, a fantastic person.

It was also good that he got an honour from the Queen (although it took whoever decides who gets something long enough :rolleyes:)
 
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