Alex Ferguson Biography, in full Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson, named Fergie, (born December 31, 1941, Glasgow, Scotland), Scottish soccer player and coach who was best known for administering Manchester United (1986–2013). Ferguson was the manager with the longest time in the history of “Man U” and led the club to more than 30 national and international titles, including 13 Premier League championships, five victories in the Football Association Cup (FA) ( 1990, 1994, 1996, 1999 and 2004), and two titles of the Champions League (1999 and 2008). .( Alex Ferguson Biography)
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At 16, Ferguson joined the Scottish second division Queen’s Park club, playing as an amateur while working at a Glasgow shipyard. His professional career in football began in 1964, when he signed with Dunfermline Athletic first division. Ferguson tied for the league marker by scoring by scoring 31 goals during the 1965–66 Scotland League season, and in 1967 he was transferred to the Rangers of his hometown for a fee of £ 65,000. He was a solid but not spectacular player in two seasons with the Rangers and played for two other clubs before retiring in 1974.
The first administrative stage of Ferguson came shortly after playing his last game, when in the summer of 1974 he was hired to lead the Scottish team of the second division East Stirlingshire. Only a few months later he moved to St. Mirren, which would lead to a league championship in 1976–77. In 1978 he became the manager of Aberdeen FC. Under Ferguson’s direction, Aberdeen experienced the longest period of success in the club’s history, winning three Scottish First Division titles (the best league in the country) (1979-80, 1983-84 and 1984-85), four Scottish Cups (1982, 1983, 1984 and 1986), and a Winners Cup of the European Cup (1983). Ferguson’s unprecedented achievements in Aberdeen led to management offers from some of Europe’s most prestigious clubs over the years, and he signed with Manchester in November 1986. .( Alex Ferguson Biography)
Initially, Man U was inconsistent under Ferguson’s guidance, finishing in 11th, 2nd, 11th and 13th place in the first division of the Football League during his first four seasons with the club. It was widely reported that he was in danger of losing his job before Manchester saved the 1989-90 season by winning the FA Cup. That victory marked the beginning of the most successful managerial career in the history of English football, as Man U won eight Premier League championships (the successor of the first division) in the 11 seasons of 1992–93 to 2002–03, capturing three FA Cup titles too. The highlights of this period came during the 1998-1999 season, when, in addition to taking the league championship and the FA Cup that season, Manchester won the Champions League title to get the first “triplet” (victories in the national league of superior division, a national cup and a continental championship) in the history of English football. After spending three years without a league championship, United won five Premier League titles over a period of seven seasons from 2006-07 to 2012-13, with a second Champions League victory in 2008. Ferguson retired at the end of the 2012-2012 Premier League season, but he stayed with Man U in a front office position and as club ambassador.
Ferguson was named the Premier League Manager of the Year on 11 occasions. He released autobiography volumes in 1999 and 2013. He was appointed Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1995 and was knighted in 1999.( Alex Ferguson Biography)