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  • Dec 21, 2014
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Alex Ferguson: a sporting life

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 08 May, 2013, 5:12pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 08 May, 2013, 5:40pm

Alex Ferguson announced his retirement as Manchester United manager on Wednesday.

 

Name: Alexander Chapman Ferguson

Age: 71

Date of birth: December 31, 1941

Place of birth: Glasgow, Scotland

 

PLAYING CAREER

Position: Striker

Teams: Queen’s Park (1957-1960), St Johnstone (1960-1964), Dunfermline Athletic (1964-1967), Rangers (1967-1969), Falkirk (1969-1973), Ayr United (1973-1974)

 

PLAYING HONOURS

St Johnstone

Scottish Football League Division Two (1): 1962-63

 

Falkirk

Scottish Football League Division Two (1): 1969-70

 

MANAGERIAL CAREER

Teams: East Stirlingshire (1974), St Mirren (1974-1978), Aberdeen (1978-1986), Scotland (1985-1986), Manchester United (1986-this year)

 

MANAGERIAL HONOURS

St Mirren

Scottish First Division (1): 1976-77

 

Aberdeen

Scottish Premier Division (3): 1979-80, 1983-84, 1984-85

Scottish Cup (4): 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1985-86

Scottish League Cup (1): 1985-86

UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup (1): 1982-83

UEFA Super Cup (1): 1983

 

Manchester United

Premier League (13): 1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2010-11, last year-13

FA Cup (5): 1989-90, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1998-99, 2003-04

League Cup (4): 1991-92, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-10

Community Shield (10): 1990 (shared), 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011

UEFA Champions League (2): 1998-99, 2007-08

UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup (1): 1990-91

UEFA Super Cup (1): 1991

Intercontinental Cup (1): 1999

FIFA Club World Cup (1): 2008

INDIVIDUAL

Premier League Manager of the Season (10): 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2010-11

UEFA Manager of the Year (1): 1998-99

BBC Sports Personality of the Year Coach Award (1): 1999

BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award (1): 2001

English Football Hall of Fame (Manager): 2002

European Hall of Fame (Manager): 2008

FIFA Presidential Award: 2011

 

OTHER

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE): 1983

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE): 1995

Knight Bachelor (Kt.): 1999

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