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Rio Ferdinand sparks debate over Bale v Giggs

Ferdinand was full of praise for Bale after his goals kept Tottenham on the coattails of Manchester City and United in the title race.

But the England defender bridled at the suggestion that Bale could now be considered in the same class as Old Trafford's Welsh winger.

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kane_lfc2339d ago

Trophies don't define a player and Bale does have the potential to be as good as Giggs or even better.

He doesn't half talk some shit.

buddymagoo2339d ago (Edited 2339d ago )

Manchester United
Premier League (12): 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11
FA Cup (4): 1993–94, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2003–04
Football League Cup (4): 1991–92, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10
FA Community Shield (8): 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010
UEFA Champions League (2): 1998–99, 2007–08
UEFA Super Cup (1): 1991
Intercontinental Cup (1): 1999
FIFA Club World Cup (1): 2008
PFA Young Player of the Year (2): 1991–92, 1992–93
PFA Team of the Year (6): 1992–93, 1997–98, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2006–07, 2008–09
PFA Team of the Century (1): 1997–2007[68]
PFA Players' Player of the Year (1): 2008–09
FWA Tribute Award: 2007
Bravo Award (1): 1993
BBC Sports Personality of the Year (1): 2009
BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year (2): 1996, 2009
Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year (1): 1997–98
Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year (2): 1990–91, 1991–92
Premier League 10 Seasons Awards (1992–93 to 2001–02): Overall Team of the Decade
UEFA Champions League 10 Seasons Dream Team (1992 to 2002): 2002
Wales Player of the Year Award (2): 1996, 2006
Premier League Player of the Month (3): September 1993, August 2006, February 2007
Goal of the Season (1): 1998–99
English Football Hall of Fame Inductee: 2005
Golden Foot: 2011
Scored a goal in ever of the 20 Premier league seasons.

The world will remember Giggs, Bale has a long way to go to even be compared.

neoragex2339d ago (Edited 2339d ago )

Holy crap.. couldn't you just post the wikipedia link.. Jesus!

kane_lfc2339d ago (Edited 2339d ago )

I know but if Bale moves to a team like AC Milan where he has a chance of winning stuff he could turn into an amazing player and remember Bales only 22 yrs old and already has over 30 caps for Wales and over 100 for Tottenham.

kane_lfc2339d ago

Shay Given is recognised as one of the best goalkeepers of all time even though he's never won much

zeddy2339d ago

giggs won 5 or 6 tropheys by the time he was the same age as bale. dont think any player will do what giggs has done but bale will still be a great player.

RedDevils2339d ago (Edited 2339d ago )

Giggs was the best left Winger in the league when he was Bale age, beside he don't just use pace to take on a player that is the reason why he still playing at the age of 38. Bale is no doubt a great young player with potential, if he can show consistency over the years then he can be comparable, atm let just leave him as a great young potential player.

OT: I agree with Rio a great player cannot defy by what he has won, but by his ability, Shearer is a great example

ProjectVulcan2338d ago (Edited 2338d ago )

Slow down there....even with Bale's current ability he is not in the same class as Giggs was at his age. Giggs was already turning it on in europe consistantly by his 22nd birthday.

Bale has the POTENTIAL to match Gigg's ability as a winger, but he has not reached it yet.

The fact that Giggs still plays at the very highest level at 38 and in a completely different role to what he was doing at 22 shows how very very VERY special he is. Bale is good but seriously, lets not get out on control here and overhype him!

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