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Leon Britton At 11 Years Old Pretending to be Ryan Giggs In TV Advert [VIDEO]

Did you know that when Swansea City midfield maestro Leon Britton was 11 years old, he appeared in a public service TV commercial, pretending to be Ryan Giggs?

Britton revealed the secret while heading to the United States on tour (where they play Colorado Rapids tonight). Leon Britton starred in the British TV commercial that promoted road safety. With famous commentator Brian Moore providing the voiceover, we see Leon Britton pretending to be Ryan Giggs, running down a Manchester street set in 1983, kicking a can and using his imagination to play along with the commentary.

As Brian Moore said in the commercial, “He’s got a great future ahead of him.” Those words certainly came true for Leon Britton last season, when he became Europe’s most accurate passer, beating the likes of Xavi and Iniesta.

At the time that the TV commercial was filmed, Leon Britton was a trainee at Arsenal. He later joined West Ham United as a 16-year-old, and tben joined Swansea City in 2003.

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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2 Responses to Leon Britton At 11 Years Old Pretending to be Ryan Giggs In TV Advert [VIDEO]

  1. Barry says:

    Why isn’t Swansea’s US tour getting any coverage and not on US TV?

    • The Gaffer says:

      We’ve been writing about Swansea’s tour in the daily news section each morning. We’re planning on doing more coverage once news becomes available. Unfortunately neither ESPN or FOX Soccer have decided to televise Swansea’s 3 games. I don’t think the economics are there. They would end up losing money on the deal. I wish they were on, trust me.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

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