Alex Ferguson

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Sir Alex Ferguson

Club career

He was born December 31, 1941 in Glasgow, Scotland. At age 16 he made his debut in the club ‘Queens Park’ as a striker, but he continued working as an apprentice at the shipyard Clyde. Despite 20 goals in 31 games, he was unable to gain a foothold in the basis of “Queens Park”and in 1960 moved to the”St Johnstone.”A hat-trick against”Rangers”in one of the matches has impressed the management of”Dunfermline”- in 1964, Ferguson signed his first professional contract. In his first season for the club, he did not show anything special, but in the next scoring 45 goals in 51 games. In 1967 he moved to the”Rangers”for 65 thousand pounds – a record transfer to the Scottish League at the time. In 1969 he was transferred to the double – it hung all the dogs for the missed goal in the final of the championship of Scotland. The following season, Ferguson wanted to move in”Nottingham Forest”, but his wife did not want to move to England. As a result, Ferguson moved to the “Falkirk”, where he soon became a player-coach. But the new coach took away his coaching credentials and Alex left the club – in “Ayr United,” and completed his career as a footballer in 1974.

Coaching career

And in 32 years, he became a coach – the team “East Stirlingshire.”For his work he received 40 pounds a week, and the team at that time was not a single shot. Even then, Ferguson has proved himself as a supporter of strict discipline and a skilled tactician. In the same year he accepted the offer”St Mirren,”and led the team from 1974 to 1978. It was a phenomenal success -“St Mirren”from an outsider of the second division turned into a triumph of the first division, in addition Ferguson discovered players like Tony Fitzpatrick and Billy Stark. But due to numerous violations related to payments to players, Ferguson was fired. In June 1978, he led the”Aberdeen”. The first season came out unsuccessful – losing the League Cup final and the 4th place in the championship. But next season, Ferguson has won vseoobschee respect, winning the championship. For the first time in 15 years, gold has not got any “Celtic”or”Rangers”. In 1982, “Aberdeen”won the National Cup and Ferguson has earned the nickname of”violent Fergie”- he threw objects not only Beckham. In 1983,”Aberdeen”wins the Cup Winners’ Cup, beating in the finals of Madrid”Real”, and became the third Scottish club – owner of European Cup. In the following two seasons, Ferguson repeated success in the domestic championship, receives an invitation to the “Arsenal”and”Tottenham”and awarded the Order of the British Empire OBE. From 1985 to 1986 he worked in Scotland, preparing it for the world championship in 1986. Also in 1986 he leaves the”Aberdeen”and moved to England – in the”Manchester United».

Alex Ferguson and his “Manchester United”

Purchase Eric Cantona

Buying Eric Cantona was one of the most important decisions Ferguson predopredilivshim his subsequent career: in the 1992/93 season, “MU”celebrated the long-awaited victory in the Premier League, and Ferguson was named best coach of the year. The following year,”Manchester United” added to the treasury of booty another victory in the championship and the League Cup, and Roy Keane bought for a record at the time for English football money – 3. 75 million pounds.

Seasons 1994-1997

In the season 1994/95 “MJ”was left without a trophy, won nothing, but a year later repeated golden double in 1994, having in his part of a group of young students of the club’s academy – David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes, Gary and Phil Neville. In the following two seasons there have been big changes: the semi-finals of the Champions League, care Canton of football, radical changes in the composition held Alex Ferguson poured new blood into the game,”Manchester United” – composed shone Beckham and Scholes, the Neville brothers. In 1995, Alex Ferguson is awarded the title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

The legendary Treble and the title of Sir

Season 2000/01

Season 2001/02

Season 2002/03

Season 2003/04

Season 2004/05

Season 2005/06

Season 2006/07

Season 2007/08

Interesting facts

During his career he has won more trophies than any other manager in the history of English football – 29. He was with “MJ” more than 1,000 matches – 1557 (May 2008). He is the only coach to win the championship of England and Scotland. He was included among the defenders of the city of Aberdeen, together, for example, with the legendary William Wallace. In 2002 he was included in the Hall of Fame football England. test


The champion of the Premier League (10): 1992/93, 1993/94, 1995/96, 1996/97, 1998/99, 1999/2000, 2000/01, 2002/03, 2006/07, 2007 / 08;

The owner of the FA Cup (5): 1990, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2004;

The owner of the League Cup (3): 1992, 2006, 2009;

Super Cup England (8): 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2008;

Champion of Scotland (3): 1985, 1984, 1980;

The winner of the Champions League (2): 2008, 1999;

The owner of the Cup Winners Cup (2): 1983, 1991;

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