Telegraph Sport assembled an expert panel including Alan Smith, Jason Burt, Jeremy Wilson, Chris Bascombe, Luke Edwards, Jim White and Jonathan Liew to nominate their favourite players, with the only proviso being that players had to have featured in the Premier League.From their choices, we have produced this list of the top 100.Giggs, who stands to lose a share of his fortune, initially argued that he made a 'special contribution' to the creation of wealth during his marriage to estranged wife Stacey.A judge overseeing the dispute at hearings in the Family Division heard that Giggs would call witnesses to support his 'special contribution' claim at any trial.
Giggs was said to be so bowled over by the emotions of fatherhood that he proposed marriage to her in the delivery room. She even went so far as to kick him out in 2005 – he was sent to live with his mother after an indiscretion reached her ears.
You would hardly have known that a bombshell had just been detonated under her pretty nose – that her husband was being accused of having a six-month fling with former Big Brother contestant Imogen Thomas. Well, while the rest of us may think of Ryan Giggs in terms of his public image – as a successful footballer who has been impeccably loyal to Manchester United and so on – it seems that his wife might have long suspected that there is another, darker side to him.
Indeed the Imogen Thomas brouhaha is by no means the first time that she has had cause to believe her husband has not been faithful.
'He has a number of business interests, and has (had) a role in coaching and management.'He played football nationally and internationally for many years, and has a high media profile.
He is now 43 years of age.'His marriage to the wife came to an end last year. This information is well known to the public at large.'He added: 'This couple have a significant profile in the media, both nationally and internationally.'That they are divorcing, and that their financial remedy proceedings are being pursued in the English courts, are pieces of information already in the public domain, and the publication of that information cannot legitimately be restrained by order.'But he said it was 'appropriate' for hearings be to be staged in private.