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Summary Article: Ferguson, Alex(ander Chapman) (1941– )
From The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide

Scottish football manager. One of British football's most successful managers, he won more than 20 major domestic and European trophies with Manchester United 1986–2013, and was the club's longest-serving manager. In 1999 Manchester United became the first club to achieve the league championship and FA Cup double three times. The club also won the UEFA Champions League the same year, thus achieving a unique treble in English football. As manager of Aberdeen from 1978 to 1986, he won ten trophies including three Scottish championships and the European Cup Winners' Cup. He was manager of the Scottish national side 1985–86.

Career highlights

UEFA Champions League 1999, 2008

European Cup Winners' Cup 1983, 1991

English League Championship 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013

English FA Cup 1990, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2004

English League Cup 1992, 2006, 2009, 2010

Intercontinental Cup 1999

European Super Cup 1983

Scottish League Championship 1980, 1984, 1985

Scottish FA Cup 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986

Scottish League Cup 1986

AwardsBBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award 2001

League Managers' Association Manager of the Year Award 1999, 2008, 2011, 2013

He was capped by Scotland at schoolboy and youth level and played for Queen's Park, St Johnstone, Dunfermline, and Glasgow Rangers, where he scored 35 goals in 67 games, before embarking on a coaching career as player-coach of Falkirk. He enjoyed his first success as a manager with St Mirren 1974–78, taking the club from the Scottish second division to the premier division. He was knighted in 1999, and his autobiography, Managing My Life, was published in August 2000.


Ferguson, Alex(ander Chapman)

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