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Former Manchester United Manager, Ferguson Celebrates 80.


Alexander Chapman Ferguson, born on 31 December 1941 in Scotland played as a forward for several Scottish clubs. While playing for Dunfermline, he was the top goalscorer in the Scottish league in the 1965–66 season.

Towards the end of his career as a player, he also worked as a coach, then started his managerial career with East Stirlingshire and St Mirren. Ferguson then enjoyed a highly successful period as manager of Aberdeen, winning three Scottish league championships, four Scottish Cups and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1983. He briefly managed Scotland following the death of Jock Stein, taking the team to the 1986 World Cup.

Ferguson was appointed manager of Manchester United in November 1986. In a period of 26 years at Old Trafford, the Scottish won 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups,  two UEFA Champions League titles, 4 League Cup, 1 Club World cup, 10 Community Shields, 1 Super Cup1 Intercontinental Cup and 1 Cup Winners Cup.

He was knighted in the 1999 Queen's Birthday Honours list for his services to the game. Ferguson is the longest-serving manager of Manchester United, having overtaken Sir Matt Busby's record on 19 December 2010.

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Sir Alex Ferguson taking a photo of his 80th birthday banner.

A birthday banner for Sir Alex Ferguson is unveiled in the Stretford End when Manchester United played against Burnley yesterday.

2,155 Games 
1,253 Wins 
490 Draws 
412 Defeats(alert-success)
Ferguson retired from management at the end of the 2012–13 season, having won the Premier League for Manchester United in his final season.
Manchester United, on their Twitter handle wished their legendary former manager a happy birthday.

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