Ex-footballer ‘gaslighted’ his girlfriend Kate Greville after cheating on her, court hears

Ryan Giggs was born in the Canton area of Cardiff in South Wales, and burst onto the football scene as a livewire winger for Manchester United and his country. 

After a stint with city rivals Manchester City as a junior between 1985 and 1987, he switched to the red side of Manchester and played for United’s youth team between 1987 and 1990.

He then graduated to the senior setup and under the tuition of Sir Alex Ferguson, went on to play 672 games for the club, scoring 114 goals. 

The left-footed midfielder made his international debut for Wales as a 17-year-old in 1991, and would play 64 games for his country. 

Mr Giggs won a haul of honours during his career, including 34 trophies, BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2009, PFA Young Player of the Year twice and he was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s 2007 Birthday Honours List for his services to football.

After finishing his playing career, the former footballer went into management and took over as interim boss at Manchester United when David Moyes was sacked in 2014. 

When Dutchman Louis van Gaal was appointed as Moyes’ successor, Mr Giggs became assistant manager at the club – a role he held for two years. 

In 2018, Wales appointed Mr Giggs as the country’s manager, taking over from Chris Coleman. 

But when he was arrested in November 2020, he relinquished his role to Rob Page, who became caretaker boss of the national side. 

Under Page, Wales qualified for their first world cup 1958, and Mr Giggs quit as Wales manager, saying it was “only right” that his successor took the job on a full-time basis. 

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