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Date Of BirthDecember 31, 1941
SpouseCathy Ferguson, Cathy Ferguson
MarkWhite hair.
FactJoined Manchester United as manager in November 1986.

Sir Alexander Chapman “Alex” Ferguson, CBE is a former Scottish football manager and player who managed Manchester United from 1986 to 2013. He is considered one of the greatest and most successful managers of all time.

Born in Govan, Glasgow, on 31 December 1941, Ferguson was the son of a shipyard worker and a Catholic primary schoolteacher. He began his football career with Queen’s Park before signing for Scottish club Rangers in 1957. Ferguson’s playing career saw him win several trophies with Rangers, including the Scottish League championship in 1964–65 and the Scottish Cup in 1962. He also played for the Scottish national team, earning 29 caps and scoring nine goals.

Ferguson’s first managerial job was with East Stirlingshire in 1974. He achieved some success with the club, winning the Second Division title in 1977–78. Ferguson then moved to Aberdeen, where he won three Scottish Cups, four Scottish League Cups and the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1983. He also led Aberdeen to victory in the 1983–84 Scottish Cup Final, which resulted in Aberdeen being the only Scottish team to win a European trophy.

In 1986, Ferguson was appointed as manager of Manchester United, a position he would hold for 27 years. During his time at Manchester United, Ferguson won 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups and two UEFA Champions League titles. He also became the first manager of an English club to win the treble of the Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League in 1998–99. In May 2013, Ferguson announced his retirement as Manchester United manager.

In total, Ferguson won 49 trophies during his managerial career, which is a world record. He is also the longest-serving manager of Manchester United, having served for 26 years and 10 months.

Ferguson was knighted in the 1999 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his services to the game. In 2009, he was inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame. In December 2011, he was presented with the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2013, he received the UEFA President’s Award for his outstanding contribution to European football.

Ferguson has been married twice. His first wife was Cathy Ferguson, with whom he has three sons: Mark, Darren and Jason. His second wife is Sarah Ferguson, with whom he has two daughters: Laura and Stephanie.

Ferguson has a net worth of $160 million (£130 million). He has earned a salary of $32 million (£26 million) over the course of his managerial career. In addition to his salary, Ferguson has also earned significant earnings from endorsements and sponsorships.

General Info

Full NameAlex Ferguson
Date Of BirthDecember 31, 1941
Height1.8 m, 1.8 m
ProfessionAuthor, Football player, Coach, Author, Football player, Coach
EducationGovan High School, Broomloan Road Primary School, Govan High School, Broomloan Road Primary School


SpouseCathy Ferguson, Cathy Ferguson
ChildrenDarren Ferguson, Jason Ferguson, Mark Ferguson, Darren Ferguson, Jason Ferguson, Mark Ferguson
ParentsAlexander Beaton Ferguson, Elizabeth Ferguson, Alexander Beaton Ferguson, Elizabeth Ferguson
SiblingsMartin Ferguson, Martin Ferguson


AwardsBBC Sports Personality of the Year Coach Award, BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award, BBC Sports Personality of the Year Diamond Award, BBC Sports Personality of the Year Coach Award, BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award, BBC Sports Personality of th...
Music GroupsPsychic TV, Alternative TV, Just Drifting, The Orchids, Message from the Temple

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#Marks / Signs
1The famous "Hairdryer treatment" in which he would get close to a player's face and scream insults and abuse.
2Using reverse psychology.
3White hair.
4His glasses.
5Bubble gum
6His bad temper


1Presented the UNICEF badge as a good will ambassador by Roger Moore, a prominent spokesman for UNICEF.
22008 won the Champions League, as coach, with Manchester United.
3Was manager of St Mirren.
41990 FA Cup, 1991 Cup Winners Cup, 1992 League Cup, 1993 League Championship, 1994 League and FA Cup double, 1996 League and FA Cup double, 1997 League, 1999 League, European Cup and FA Cup.
5He has won several domestic honours with Manchester United.
6He won the Cup Winners Cup in 1983 with Aberdeen and championships.
7Played football in the 1960s.
8Joined Manchester United as manager in November 1986.
9Is the manager of Manchester United, the largest sports club in the world. He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1985 Queen's New Year Honours List, the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1995 Queen's New Year Honours List and made a Knight Bachelor in the 1999 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Association Football.



The Apprentice2005TV SeriesHimself
Barclays English Premier League 2004/20052005VideoHimself
Hallowed Be Thy Game2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Martin O'Neill: Man and Bhoy2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Manchester United: Play Like Champions2003Video documentaryHimself
Inside the Mind of Roy Keane2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dream Team2003TV SeriesHimself
Manchester United: The Official History 1878-20022002Video documentaryHimself (Manager 1986-)
Manchester United: Premiership Champions 2000-20012001Video documentaryHimself (as Sir Alex Ferguson)
The Premiership2001TV SeriesHimself (2001-)
Champions Again2000Video documentaryHimself (as Sir Alex Ferguson)
The Real David Beckham2000Video documentaryHimself
Manchester United: Beyond the Promised Land2000Video documentaryManager (as Sir Alex Ferguson CBE)
United in the 90's1999Video documentaryThe Gaffer / Himself (as Sir Alex Ferguson)
Sports Personality of the Century1999TV SpecialHimself
The Treble1999Video documentaryHimself
Our Vera1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
300 Premiership Goals1998Video documentaryHimself
Manchester United: Official Review 1997/98 Season1998Video documentaryHimself
Champions 2: Manchester United Official Review of the 93/94 Season1994Video documentaryHimself
Surprise Surprise!1994TV SeriesHimself
Champions: Manchester United 92/93 Season Official Review1993Video documentary
Soccer's Hard Men1992Video documentaryHimself
Scotland: The World Cup Story 19901990Video documentaryHimself
ITV Sport: Euro 20162016TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Jimmy Hill: A Man for All Seasons2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dennis Viollet: A United Man2016DocumentaryHimself
Capital One Cup Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself - Spectator
Sir Alex Ferguson: Secrets of Success2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Football Focus2007-2015TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee / Himself
Today at Wimbledon2015TV SeriesHimself - Spectator
Wimbledon2015TV SeriesHimself - Spectator
World Championship Snooker2015TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Player
Life of Ryan: Caretaker Manager2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2013TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Match of the Day 22011-2013TV SeriesHimself
Match of the Day2011-2013TV SeriesHimself
Johnny Beattie: In the Limelight2012TV MovieHimself (as Sir Alex Ferguson)
South at Six2012TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Manchester United Manager / Himself - Man Utd Manager
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHimself
Gomorron1999-2009TV SeriesHimself - Manchester United / Himself - Manchester United Coach / Himself - Tre Tittlarna
Puskás Hungary2009DocumentaryHimself (as Sir Alex Ferguson)
E! True Hollywood Story2008TV Series documentaryHimself - Soccer Manager
Countdown2007TV SeriesHimself
The FA Cup 07/082007TV SeriesHimself
Channel 4 News2007TV SeriesHimself - Manchester United Manager
ITV Morning News2007TV SeriesHimself - Manchester United Manager

Archive Footage

Muhammad Ali: The Greatest2016TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Sir Alex Ferguson)
Dream Debuts2015TV MovieHimself
South at Six2013TV SeriesHimself
Mad Managers2004VideoHimself
Stan Collymore: Confessions of a Premiership Footballer2004TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Story of Football2002Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Match of the Eighties1997TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1996TV SeriesHimself - Manchester United F.C.

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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