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Ageless Giggs set for 1,000th senior game

Published on Mar 4, 2013 10:02 AM
Manchester United's Ryan Giggs (left) celebrates scoring with Wayne Rooney against Queens Park Rangers during their English Premier League soccer match in London Feb 23, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) - Ryan Giggs is poised to reach yet another milestone in his extraordinary career on Tuesday when he is expected to make his 1,000th appearance in senior football.

The indefatigable Welshman took his tally of appearances to 999 last month with a goal-scoring turn in a 2-0 win at Queens Park Rangers that helped Manchester United stay clear at the top of the Premier League.

That advantage seems destined to turn into a 13th English league title for Giggs, which would solidify his place as the most decorated footballer in the English game.

No man can compete with his 12 league titles and he has also amassed two Champions League trophies, four FA Cup titles and three League Cup winners' medals, as well as a clutch of other prizes, in his 22-year Old Trafford career.

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