Giggs Gains Golden Foot, After picking up his trophy from Prince Albert II of Monaco, Giggs said he had been "fortunate to play for the greatest manager" in Sir Alex Ferguson.
"He's heavy but fair. He demands a lot from his players as he does from himself," remarked Giggs, at Monday night's glittering Golden Foot ceremony.
"He's the best manager and it's great to have had him there throughout my life history."
Giggs Gains Golden Foot after a record number of votes were cast on the competition's website. As part of his prize, the Welshman will have a permanent mould of his footprints on Monte Carlo's 'Champions Promenade'. This Hollywood-style celebration features some of the biggest names in the history of the game.
Giggs said, "It's a great honour to win such an award and to have my footprints alongside some of the greatest football players is a real privilege.
"I've been fortunate to play alongside great players, play for the greatest manager and play for the best club in the world. At the moment I'm still delighting my football so I have not thought about what I'll do when I finish, but if it all finished tomorrow I could say that I have had a fantastic career and wouldn't swap it with anybody."