5 Sterne Redner

Ryan Joseph Giggs

English Soccer Champion, UEFA Champions League Winner, Soccer Player
Sports, motivation, leadership, team spirit

Ryan (Joseph) Giggs is one of the most successful British soccer players and an all-time legend. Until 2014, Giggs played on the pitch for the world-famous club Manchester United. The exceptional soccer player has remained faithful to the club, however, and only switched to the coach’s bench – as assistant coach and coach. In 2016, Ryan Giggs finally took off Man Utd‘s jersey for good and left the club. „I’m immensely proud, honoured and fortunate to have represented the biggest club in the world 963 times and Wales 64 times", said the record player of British Soccer on the occasion of his farewell. Since the beginning of 2018, he has been the coach of the Welsh National Team.


Ryan Giggs’ talent was already evident in his childhood days: He stood out for his speed, agility and ball control. In 2007, one of his former teammates from Manchester United said about him: „When Ryan ran, he ran like the wind. He was so light on his feet, you couldn’t even hear him. He had this natural agility which - in relation to the ball - only the great players possess. Meaning no disrespect to David Beckham and Scholesy (Paul Scholes), but Ryan was the only one who always was a superstar.“ However, Giggs has never been aloof and always played for the team and the club.

The Global Topspeaker is a record hunter. He can look back on a career that brought him 34 titles. Amongst others, he won the English Championship 13 times, claimed the FA Cup four times and was a UEFA Champions League winner in 1999 and 2008. The Welshman was denied one record, however: As he „only“ made 141 appearances in the UEFA Champions League, he is one game behind record holder Raúl González. At the beginning of his career, Giggs was named „Young Player of the Year” twice. In 2009, he received the “Soccer Player of the Year” award. For his commitment as UNICEF ambassador – in particular in the fight against landmines - Queen Elizabeth II made Giggs an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2007. This underlines the remarkable personality of extraordinary soccer player Ryan Giggs.

Topics of the presentation:

  • What sports, motivation and business have in common
  • Team leadership from the coach’s, the player’s or rather the executive’s and employee’s point of view
  • How team spirit develops in sports and business
  • Anecdotes from world soccer

Soccer expert Ryan Giggs doesn´t give any lectures at the moment, but it is possible, however, to book him for moderating panel discussions or round tables.

Keynote Speaker Ryan Joseph Giggs