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Alex Ferguson

Alex Ferguson


Alex Ferguson is former Scottish football player and manager, Who managed the Manchester United, Born on 31 December 1941, In Glasgow, Scotland.

Family Background:

He is the son of Alexander Beaton Ferguson, a plater’s helper in the shipbuilding industry and his wife Elizabeth Hardie. He has one sibling Martin Ferguson.

Personal Life:

In 1966, He married Cathy Holding. The couple has three children. his one son is a former football player and Scottish football manager.


First, He had attended the Broomloan Road Primary School in Scotland. Later he moved to Govan High School, Scotland.


In 1957, He had made his debut as an amateur with Queen’s Park. He had played 31 games for the team and had made 20 goals, He could not secure a regular place in a team. In 1960, He had moved to St. Johnstone, where he scored 15 goals in 31 league matches. In 1964, he signed a contract with Dunfermline and became a professional footballer. In 1965-1966, He led the Scottish League along with Celtic’s Joe McBride with 31 goals. In this season He alone scored 45 goals in 51 league matches. After his success with Dunfermline led to a score £65,000 contract with Glasgow Rangers in 1967. After playing with them in just two seasons, he left the team, where he had managed 25 goals in 41 matches. In 1969, He joined the Falkirk, where he had been made player-coach. After four seasons of the game, he had been removed the post from the team manager and he quit the team. Later he joined the Aberdeen in June 1978 replacing their manager Billy McNeill. His first success comes when his team won the FA Cup beating Crystal Palace in the 1989-1990 season. After the end of 2001-02, He had been thinking about retirement but had decided to stay on by signing a new deal with United to manage the team for 11 more seasons.

Unknown Facts:

  • Furious Fergie is his nickname.
  • He is the former chairman of the Scottish Players’ Union.
  • He is a U.S Ambassador for UNICEF.

Master Stroke:

  • He has been named the Premier League Manager of the season 11 times.
  • He was the longest-serving and most successful manager to have ever worked with Manchester United.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 1999, He received the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Coach award.
  • In 2001, He received the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievements Award.

What can we learn from him??

Like Alex Ferguson, Don’t think about failure in any situation. Always go positive in life.

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