20/05/2014 14:00, Report by Mark Froggatt

Giggs: 150 team-mates

Ryan Giggs played with exactly 150 team-mates during his 24-season Manchester United career, a remarkable statistic that truly defines the Welshman’s longevity at Old Trafford.

Our statisticians unearthed this fact following Monday's announcement that 40-year-old Giggs is finally hanging up his boots to become Louis van Gaal’s assistant manager, bowing out with 963 appearances and 34 major honours.

Giggs made his debut as a substitute during a 2-0 defeat at Everton on 2 March 1991, when John Major was Prime Minister and ‘Do the Bartman’ by The Simpsons was top of the UK charts. 

The no.11's career outlasted all 10 of his team-mates at Goodison Park that day, despite Clayton Blackmore admirably hanging on in the lower leagues until 2010. Remarkably, two of his recent colleagues, Adnan Januzaj and Phil Jones, were not even born when that match took place.

To mark this incredible statistic, our official Twitter account @ManUtd created a celebratory graphic that can be viewed by clicking the main image above.

More: Giggs: The story continues

Giggs: 150 and out

First-team debut
2 March 1991
Everton 2 United 0
First Division
Team-mates: Sealey, Martin, Ferguson, Donaghy, Pallister, Sharpe, Ince, McClair, Blackmore, Wallace.

First-team farewell
6 May 2014
United 3 Hull 1
Barclays Premier League
Team-mates: De Gea, Valencia, Vidic, Smalling, Buttner, Januzaj, Carrick, Fellaini, Kagawa, van Persie.


Premier League