Giggs to captain British Olympic soccer team
11:50, 08 Jul 2012
Ryan Giggs will captain the Great Britain football team at the London 2012 Olympics.
The Football Association announced this morning the Manchester United winger would lead the hosts' bid for gold.
The 38-year-old is one of the three over-age players in Stuart Pearce's squad for the Games.
Giggs told www.thefa.com: ''Obviously I have experience and there are a lot of younger players in this squad, as captain hopefully I can pass that on to the younger players.''
Despite never having played in a major international tournament with Wales, his credentials are impeccable, having won 12 Premier League titles, five FA Cups and two Champions League crowns.
He also won 64 caps for Wales before retiring from international football in 2007.
Giggs' compatriot Craig Bellamy and Manchester City defender Micah Richards are the other two over-age players in the squad.
They were picked ahead of David Beckham whose non-selection provoked a lot of debate.
Giggs will lead out Team GB for the first time when they face Brazil at the Riverside Stadium on Friday, July 20.