Former legendary football player, manager and football speaker Ryan Giggs OBE is a Welsh-born sportsman known for dedicating his career to Manchester United, where he played for almost twenty five years. Ryan is the current manager of the Wales national team and is also a co-owner of Salford City.
Boasting a number of impressive statistics and honours from his time at United, Ryan holds the club’s record for the most competitive appearances and also holds the national record for most top division league titles ever won, winning an almost insurmountable 13 Premier League for Manchester United. Representing his team in more than 630 Premier League games, outside of his allegiance with Manchester United, Ryan Giggs was also the first player in history to win two consecutive PFA Young Player of the Year awards in both 1992 and 1993 in recognition for his tremendous talent and performances . Ryan Giggs also holds the record for being the only player to appear in every one of the first 22 seasons of the Premier League as well as the only player to score in each of the first 21 seasons. Internationally, Giggs played in 64 games for Wales and captained Team GB in the London 2012 Olympic Games.
In 2010 Ryan’s contribution to British sport were recognised when he was honoured with an OBE for his services as a football speaker and player.
Ryan remains one of the most sought after football speakers on the circuit along with specifically for Manchester United. Ryan’s long term affiliation with the club has made him one of the popular footballers in the club’s history and has garnered an enormous and unbelievably devoted fan base.
Gary Neville is a former Manchester United and England footballer who has recently become one of the most incisive TV football pundits. He has spent his entire playing career at Old Trafford, making him a rare one-club man, and is England’s most-capped right-back in history. He was one of ‘Fergie’s Fledglings’ – with brother Phil, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt – who all made an impact in a youthful United team.
Since retiring from football at the end of the 2010-11 season, he has gone into punditry and is a commentator for Sky Sports. In 2009, he was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Bolton for his outstanding contributions to football.
In 2010 it was reported that Gary has applied for planning permission to build an eco-friendly home, which would be the first zero-carbon house in northwest England. His testimonial game was reported to be the most eco-friendly game in English football history. He made his international debut in 1995 and was first-choice right-back for club and country for more than ten years. At the time of his retirement he was United’s second longest serving player in the squad.
What really makes him a breath of fresh air is his availability to provide expert insight into what a player might be thinking. He uses his expertise and insight to motivate, stimulate and inspire his audiences.
Peter Schmeichel was one of the greatest goalkeepers in the world – if not the greatest. During his goalkeeping career, especially his time at Manchester United, he gained an enormous amount of international respect and admiration all over the world. The justification for this is clear when looking at the endless list of titles and acknowledgements he has compiled throughout his career.
Peter Schmeichel is a living legend with a massive social media-/fan base, he has nearly 1 million followers across his official social media channels; Twitter and Instagram. His digital presence is very strong and especially in the UK.
Peter’s popularity in Asia is even more unbelievable. With a fan base of more than 300 million Asians, it is no wonder that Peter Schmeichel has been ambassador for Tiger Futbol Starz (Malaysia) and for Courts (Singapore & Malaysia), done PR work with Sony (Singapore) and TAG Heuer (Hong Kong).
Peter Schmeichel has become part of Sina Sports’ “Protalk China” programme where he provides exclusive analysis and commentary on China’s #1 sports digital media platform. Peter has his own channel and also provides exclusive interviews to Sina Sports’ users on a regular basis. Sina Sports provides their users with interactive and deeper content that brings them closer to the game.
Protalk China is an original Sina Sports web series marketed primarily to Chinese audiences featuring European football legends. Peter is joined by fellow Manchester United alumni Gary Neville and Michael Owen, revered manager Carlo Ancelotti, and current Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard. Sina Sports has 20 million unique users everyday, and Peter has already built a strong fan base in China; more than 500,000 people are reading his weekly column.