AP, Monday, April 27, 2009 2:45 PM
Manchester United stalwart Ryan Giggs
has been voted the Professional Footballers' Association player of the year for the first time in his decorated career.
"It's right up there with personal accolades, it's the best to have as it's voted by your fellow players,'' Giggs said at the London ceremony. "I've been fortunate
to win a lot of trophies, I won the young player award twice, but this is the big one."
After receiving the award Sunday night, Giggs hopes to make his 800th appearance for the
Premier League leader in Wednesday's Champions League semifinal first leg against Arsenal. Giggs, who is contracted to the Red Devils until June 2010, has won 10 Premier League titles, two
Champions League titles, four FA Cups and two League Cups - all with United.
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