Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has been handed the captain’s armband of the football team for Team Great Britain at the London Olympic Games. The former Wales international is one of three players over the age of 23 years picked for the side by Stuart Pearce and will lead the team out when they take on Uruguay, Senegal and the United Arab Emirates later in the month. The 38 year old is the oldest player that has been named in the side and is also the most decorated player of the team with 12 English Premier League titles, 5 FA Cup wins and 2 UEFA Champions League titles to his name but the Olympic Games in London represent the first major competition for Gigs in international level.
The left winger was capped 64 times by his country Wales and also captained the side before he retired from the international game back in 2007. Craig Bellamy, another Welshman and Micah Richards of Manchester City are the other two over age players who have been named into the side by Stuart Pearce. However, no players from either Scotland or Northern Ireland have managed a place in the side.