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Encyclopedia > Alex Ferguson
Sir Alex Ferguson
Sir Alex Ferguson
Personal information
Full name Alexander Chapman Ferguson
Date of birth December 31, 1941 (1941-12-31) (age 66)
Place of birth    Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Striker (retired)
Club information
Current club Manchester United (manager)
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1957–1960
1960–1964
1964–1967
1967–1969
1969–1973
1973–1974
Queen's Park
St. Johnstone
Dunfermline Athletic
Rangers
Falkirk
Ayr United
032 0(11)
037 0(19)
088 0(66)
041 0(25)
106 0(37)
024 00(9)   
Teams managed
1974
1974–1978
1978–1986
1985–1986
1986–
East Stirlingshire
St. Mirren
Aberdeen
Scotland
Manchester United

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
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Sir Alexander Chapman "Alex" Ferguson, CBE, Kt (born 31 December 1941 in Govan, Glasgow) is a Scottish football manager and former player, currently managing Manchester United F.C., where he has been in charge for over 1,000 matches. Considered to be one of the best football managers of all-time, he has won more trophies than any other manager in the history of English football. With 21 years under his belt, he is the second-longest serving manager in the history of Manchester United after Sir Matt Busby, and the longest serving current manager in English football. He currently holds the Freedom of the City of Aberdeen, due to his services to the city. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... The dignity of Knight Bachelor is a part of the British honours system. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... , Govan (Baile a Ghobhainn in Gaelic) is a district and former burgh in the southwestern part of the City of Glasgow, Scotland. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ... Soccer redirects here. ... In sports, a coach is an individual involved in the direction and instruction of the on-field operations of an athletic team or of individual athletes. ... MUFC redirects here. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Sir Matthew Busby (Orbiston, Glasgow May 26, 1909 - January 20, 1994) was a football player and manager, most noted for his spell managing Manchester United F.C. during the 1950s and 1960s As a player, Busby enjoyed spells at Manchester City F.C and Liverpool F.C. and played at...

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Overview

Ferguson previously managed East Stirlingshire and St. Mirren, before a highly successful period as manager of Aberdeen. Briefly manager of the Scotland national team – in a temporary capacity owing to the death of Jock Stein – he was appointed manager of Manchester United in November 1986. East Stirlingshire Football Club is a Scottish football club based in Falkirk. ... Saint Mirren Football Club (commonly known by the shortnening St. ... Aberdeen Football Club are a football team from Aberdeen, Scotland, who compete in the Scottish Premier League. ... First international Scotland 0–0 England  (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Scotland 11–0 Ireland  (Glasgow, Scotland; 23 February 1901) Biggest defeat  Uruguay 7–0 Scotland (Basel, Switzerland; 19 June 1954) World Cup Appearances 8 (First in 1954) Best result Round 1, all European Championship Appearances 2 (First... John Jock Stein CBE (5 October 1922 – 10 September 1985) was one of the most notable managers in British football history. ... MUFC redirects here. ...


At Manchester United, Sir Alex has become the most successful manager in the history of English football, having guided the team to ten league championships. In 1999, he became the first manager to lead an English team to the treble of league championship, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League. As well as being the only manager to win the FA Cup five times, he is also the only manager ever to win three successive league championships in the top flight in England with the same club (1998-1999, 1999-2000 and 2000-2001). In 2008, he joined Brian Clough (Nottingham Forest) and Bob Paisley (Liverpool) as only the third British manager to win the European Cup on more than one occasion. For other sports leagues which may be referred to by this name, see list of professional sports leagues. ... This article is about the English FA Cup. ... UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... For the writer, see Bryan Clough. ... This article is about the English football club. ... Robert Bob Paisley OBE (23 January 1919 — 14 February 1996) was an English football player who became best known for being one of the most successful managers in English football history whilst managing his only team Liverpool Football Club in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ...


One recurring theme of Ferguson's management of Manchester United has been his view that no player is bigger than the club. He has consistently taken a "my way or the highway" approach in his dealings with players and the pressure of this management tactic has often been the cause of many notable players' departures. Over the years players such as Gordon Strachan, Paul McGrath, Paul Ince, Jaap Stam, Dwight Yorke, David Beckham and more recently, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Gabriel Heinze have left the club after varying degrees of conflict with Ferguson. It is also suggested that one of the most inspirational players in the club's history, Roy Keane was also a victim of Ferguson's wrath following damning criticism of his team mates on the club's in-house television channel, MUTV. This disciplinary line that he takes with such highly-paid, high-profile players has been mentioned as a reason for the ongoing success of Manchester United. Gordon David Strachan /strɔ:n/ OBE (born 9 February 1957, in Edinburgh) is a retired Scottish football player, and is now a football manager. ... For other persons of the same name, see Paul McGrath. ... Paul Emerson Carlyle Ince (born 21 October 1967 in Ilford, London) is a football player who won numerous honours with Manchester United and became the first black player to captain the England team. ... Jaap Stam (full name Jackob Stam, born July 17, 1972 in Kampen, Netherlands) is a Dutch football player, currently playing for Ajax Amsterdam. ... This article is about Dwight Yorke, the football player. ... David Beckham David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE (born May 2, 1975) is an English footballer born in Leytonstone, London. ... -1... Gabriel Ivan Heinze (born 19 March 1978 in Crespo, Entre Ríos Province) is an Argentine footballer who currently plays for Real Madrid as a left-back. ... Roy Maurice Keane (born 10 August 1971 in Mayfield, Cork City, Ireland) is an Irish former professional footballer and the current manager of English Premier League club Sunderland. ... For MUTV at the University of Missouri, see University of Missouri TV. MUTV (Manchester United Television) is an English subscription based television channel, operated by Manchester United F.C.. The channel offers Manchester United fans exclusive interviews with players and staff, full matches, including all Premier League games (broadcast generally...


Background and personal life

The son of Alexander Beaton Ferguson, a plater's helper in the shipbuilding industry, and his wife, the former Elizabeth Hardie,[1] Ferguson lives in Wilmslow, Cheshire, with his wife, Cathy Ferguson (née Holding), whom he married in 1966. They have three sons: Mark (born 1968) and twins (born 1972) Darren, manager of Peterborough United and Jason, who runs an events management company. Wilmslow is a town in the Borough of Macclesfield in Cheshire, England. ... For other uses, see Cheshire (disambiguation). ... Darren Ferguson (born February 9, 1972) is a professional Scottish football player. ... Peterborough United Football Club are an English football team currently playing in League Two for the 2007-08 season. ...


Playing career

Alex Ferguson grew up in Govan, attending Govan High School, and supported Rangers. His playing career began as an amateur with Queen's Park, where he made his debut as a striker aged 16. He described his first match as a "nightmare"[2] but scored Queen's Park's goal in a 2-1 defeat against Stranraer. As Queen's Park were an amateur team he also worked in the Clyde shipyards as an apprentice tool-worker, where he became an active trade union shop steward. Perhaps his most notable game for Queens Park was the 7 - 1 defeat away to Queen of the South on Boxing day 1959 when ex England international Ivor Broadis scored four for QoS. Ferguson was the Queens Park scorer.[3] , Govan (Baile a Ghobhainn in Gaelic) is a district and former burgh in the southwestern part of the City of Glasgow, Scotland. ... For other uses, see Rangers F.C. (disambiguation). ... Queens Park Football Club is a famous Scottish football team, and is the oldest football club in Scotland[1], founded in 1867. ... This article is about association football players. ... Stranraer FC are a football team currently playing in the Scottish Football League. ... For other rivers, see Clyde River (disambiguation) , The River Clyde (Gaelic: Abhainn Chluaidh, pronounced ) is a major river in Scotland. ... Union Steward (aka Shop Steward) is the title of an official position within the organizational hierarchy of a labor union. ... Queen of the South Football Club is a professional football club, based in Dumfries, which currently plays in the Scottish Football League. ... Boxing Day is a public holiday observed in many Commonwealth countries on 26 December. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Ivan Arthur Broadis (born 18 December 1922, Isle of Dogs, London) is a former English footballer. ... Queen of the South Football Club is a professional football club, based in Dumfries, which currently plays in the Scottish Football League. ...


Although he scored 20 goals in his 31 games for Queen's Park, he could not command a regular place in the side and moved to St. Johnstone in 1960. Although he continued to score regularly at St. Johnstone, he was still unable to command a regular place and regularly requested transfers. Although he was out of favour at the club, their failure to sign a forward led the manager to select Ferguson for a match against Rangers, in which he scored a hat trick in a surprise victory. Dunfermline signed him the following summer (1964), and Ferguson became a full-time professional footballer. For other uses, see Goal (disambiguation). ... St. ... For other uses, see Rangers F.C. (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Hat Trick (disambiguation). ... Dunfermline Athletic Football Club is a Scottish football team based in Dunfermline, Fife, commonly known as just Dunfermline. ...


The following season (1964-65), Dunfermline were strong challengers for the Scottish League and reached the Scottish Cup Final, but Ferguson was dropped for the final after a poor performance in a league game against St. Johnstone. Dunfermline lost the final 3-2 to Celtic, then failed to win the League by one point.


The 1965-66 season saw Ferguson notch up 45 goals in 51 games for Dunfermline. Along with Joe McBride of Celtic, he was the top goalscorer in the Scottish League with 31 goals.[4] Joe McBride (b. ... The Scottish Premier League, currently known as the Clydesdale Bank Premier League for sponsorship reasons and often known as the Scottish Premier League, Premier League or SPL is a professional league competition for football clubs located at the top level of the Scottish football league system — above the Scottish Football...


In 1967, he joined Rangers for £65,000, then a record fee for a transfer between two Scottish clubs. He was blamed for a goal that they conceded in the 1969 Scottish cup final,[5] and was forced to play for the club's junior side instead of the first team.[6] According to his brother, Ferguson was so upset by the experience that he threw his losers' medal away.[7] There have been claims that he suffered discrimination at Rangers after his marriage to his wife Cathie, who was a Catholic[8] but Ferguson himself makes it clear in his autobiography[9] that Rangers knew of his wife's religion when he joined the club and that he left the club very reluctantly, due to the fall-out from his alleged cup final mistake.


The following October, Nottingham Forest wanted to sign Ferguson,[10] but his wife was not keen on moving to England at that time so he went to Falkirk instead. He was promoted to player-coach there, but when John Prentice became manager he removed Ferguson's coaching responsibilities. Ferguson responded by requesting a transfer and moved to Ayr United, where he finished his playing career in 1974. This article is about the English football club. ... Falkirk Football Club are a Scottish football team based in Falkirk, playing in the Scottish Premier League after winning promotion from the Scottish First Division in season 2004/05. ... John Prentice (circa 1926 – February 10, 2006) Scottish footballer and manager. ... Ayr United F.C. is a Scottish Association football team currently playing in the Scottish Football League. ...


Early managerial career

East Stirlingshire

In June 1974, Ferguson was appointed manager of East Stirlingshire, at the comparatively young age of 32. It was a part-time job that paid £40 per week, and the club did not have a single goalkeeper at the time.[11] He immediately gained a reputation as a disciplinarian, with club forward Bobby McCulley later saying he had "never been afraid of anyone before but Ferguson was a frightening bastard from the start."[12] His players admired his tactical decisions, however, and the club's results improved considerably. East Stirlingshire Football Club is a Scottish football club based in Falkirk. ... A football goalkeeper leaves the ground to parry a shot on goal In many team sports, a goalkeeper (termed goaltender, netminder, goalie, or keeper in some sports) is a designated player that is charged with directly preventing the opposite team from scoring by defending the goal. ...


The following October, Ferguson was invited to manage St. Mirren. Although they were below East Stirlingshire in the league, they were a bigger club and although Ferguson felt a degree of loyalty towards East Stirlingshire, he decided to join St. Mirren after taking advice from Jock Stein.[13] Saint Mirren Football Club (commonly known by the shortnening St. ... East Stirlingshire Football Club is a Scottish football club based in the town of Falkirk. ... East Stirlingshire Football Club is a Scottish football club based in the town of Falkirk. ... Saint Mirren Football Club (commonly known by the shortnening St. ... John Jock Stein CBE (5 October 1922 – 10 September 1985) was one of the most notable managers in British football history. ...


St Mirren

Ferguson was manager of St Mirren from 1974-1978, producing a remarkable transformation of a team in the lower half of the old Second Division watched by crowds of just over 1,000, to first division champions in 1977, discovering talent like Billy Stark, Tony Fitzpatrick, Lex Richardson, Frank McGarvey, Bobby Reid and Peter Weir while playing superb attacking football.[14] The average age of the league winning team was 19 and the captain Tony Fitzpatrick was 20.[15]


St Mirren have been the only club ever to sack Ferguson. He claimed wrongful dismissal against the club at an industrial tribunal but lost and was given no leave to appeal. According to a Billy Adams Sunday Herald article on 30 May 1999, the official version is that Ferguson was sacked for various breaches of contract including unauthorised payments to players.[14] He was counter-accused of intimidating behaviour towards his office secretary because he wanted players to get some expenses tax free. He didn't speak to her for six weeks, confiscated her keys and communicated only through a 17-year-old assistant. The tribunal concluded that Ferguson was "particularly petty" and "immature" . [16] is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ...


On 31 May 2008, The Guardian published an interview with the now-87-year-old chairman of St Mirren, Willie Todd, who sacked Ferguson. He explained that the fundamental reason for the dismissal was a breach of contract relating to Ferguson having agreed to join Aberdeen. Ferguson told journalist Jim Rodger of the Daily Mirror that he had asked at least one member of the squad to go to Aberdeen with him. He also told the St Mirren staff he was leaving. Todd expressed regret over what happened but blamed Aberdeen for not approaching his club to discuss compensation.[17] is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Guardian. ... Alternate newspaper: The Daily Mirror (Australia) The Daily Mirror is a popular British tabloid daily newspaper. ...

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Managing Aberdeen

Early disappointment

Ferguson joined Aberdeen as manager in June 1978, replacing Billy McNeill who had only lasted a season before he was offered the chance to manage Celtic. Although Aberdeen was one of Scotland's major clubs, they had not won the league since 1955. The team had been playing well, however, and had not lost a league match since the previous December, having finished second in the league the previous season.[18] Ferguson had now been a manager for four years, but was still not much older than some of the players and had trouble winning the respect of some of the older ones such as Joe Harper.[19] The season did not go especially well, with Aberdeen reaching the semi-final of the Scottish F.A. Cup and the final of the league cup, but losing both matches and finishing fourth in the league. William Billy McNeill MBE (born March 2, 1940) is a former Scottish footballer and manager. ... The greatest football club in the known universe. ... Joe Harper was a football player for Aberdeen F.C. and Scotland during the 1970s. ... The Scottish Football Association Challenge Cup[1], usually known as the Scottish Cup, is the national cup knockout competition in Scottish football. ... The Scottish Football League Cup is a football competition open to all Scottish Football League and Scottish Premier League clubs. ...


The following December (1979), they lost the league cup final again, this time to Dundee United after a replay. Ferguson took the blame for the defeat, saying he should have made changes to the team for the replay.[20] Current season Dundee United Football Club is a Scottish professional football club located in the city of Dundee. ...


Silverware at last

Aberdeen had started the season poorly but their form improved dramatically in the new year and they won the Scottish league that season with a 5-0 win on the final day. It was the first time in fifteen years that the league had not been won by either Rangers or Celtic. Ferguson now felt that he had the respect of his players, later saying "That was the achievement which united us. I finally had the players believing in me".[21] For other uses, see Rangers F.C. (disambiguation). ... Celtic Football Club is a Scottish football club based in Glasgow, which currently plays in the Scottish Premier League. ...


He was still a strict disciplinarian, though, and his players nicknamed him Furious Fergie. He fined one of his players, John Hewitt, for overtaking him on a public road,[22] and kicked a tea urn at the players at half time after a poor first half.[23] He was dissatisfied with the atmosphere at Aberdeen matches, and deliberately created a 'siege mentality' by accusing the Scottish media of being biased towards the Glasgow clubs, in order to motivate the team.[24] The team continued their success with a Scottish Cup win in 1982. Ferguson was offered the managers' job at Wolves but turned it down as he felt that Wolves were in trouble[25] and "[his] ambitions at Aberdeen were not even half fulfilled".[26] This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club are an English professional football club based in Wolverhampton, West Midlands. ...


European success

Ferguson led Aberdeen to even greater success the following season (1982-83). They had qualified for the European Cup Winners' Cup as a result of winning the Scottish Cup the previous season, and impressively knocked out Bayern Munich, who had beaten Tottenham Hotspur 4–1 in the previous round. According to Willie Miller, this gave them the confidence to believe that they could go on to win the competition,[27] which they did, with a 2–1 victory over Real Madrid in the final on 11 May 1983. Aberdeen became only the third Scottish team to win a European trophy and Ferguson now felt that "he'd done something worthwhile with his life".[28] Aberdeen had also performed well in the league that season, and retained the Scottish Cup with a 1–0 victory over Rangers, but Ferguson was not happy with his team's play in that match and upset the players by describing them as a "disgraceful performance" in a televised interview after the match[29] - a statement that he later retracted. FC Bayern Munich (German: FC Bayern München) is a German football club based in Munich, the capital of the state of Bavaria. ... Current season Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English professional football club which currently plays in the Premier League. ... William God Miller (born May 2, 1955 in Glasgow) is a former professional football player who played only for Aberdeen. ... Real Madrid Club de Fútbol is a Spanish sports club most widely known for its professional football team based in Madrid. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ...


After a sub-standard start to the 1983-84 season, Aberdeen's form improved and the team won the Scottish league and retained the Scottish Cup. Ferguson was awarded the OBE in the 1984 honours list[30], and was offered the managers' jobs at Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur during the season. Aberdeen retained their league title in the 1984-85 season, but had a disappointing season in 1985-86, finishing fourth in the league, although they did win both domestic cups. Ferguson had been appointed to the club's board of directors early in 1986, but that April he told Dick Donald, their chairman, that he intended to leave that summer. After the death of Jock Stein he had also taken on the role of Scotland manager in preparation for the 1986 World Cup, appointing Archie Knox as his co-manager at Aberdeen during this time. There had been speculation that he would take over from Ron Atkinson at Manchester United, who had been struggling badly that season after a good start. Although Ferguson remained at the club over the summer, he did eventually join Manchester United when Atkinson was sacked in November 1986. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... Current season Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English professional football club which currently plays in the Premier League. ... John Jock Stein CBE (5 October 1922 – 10 September 1985) was one of the most notable managers in British football history. ... The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from May 31 to June 29. ... Archibald Archie Knox (born 1 May 1947) is a Scottish football manager and former player, currently managing Scotlands under-21s. ... Ronald Franklin Atkinson,[1][2] commonly known as Big Ron (born 18 March 1939) is an English former football player and manager. ... MUFC redirects here. ...


Managing Manchester United

First seasons at United

He was appointed manager at Old Trafford on 6 November 1986. Ferguson was worried that many of the players, such as Norman Whiteside, Paul McGrath and Bryan Robson were drinking too much and was "depressed" by their level of fitness, but he managed to increase the players' discipline and United climbed up the table to finish the season in 11th place. His mother died from lung cancer in late 1986. Old Trafford is an area of Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. ... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Norman Whiteside (born May 7, 1965) is a former Northern Irish football player who represented his country in two World Cups. ... For other persons of the same name, see Paul McGrath. ... Bryan Robson OBE (born 11 January 1957 in Chester-le-Street, County Durham) is an English football manager and former player. ...


Ferguson made several major signings in the 1987–88 season, including Steve Bruce, Viv Anderson, Brian McClair and Jim Leighton. The new players greatly improved the team and they finished in second place, nine points behind Liverpool. Stephen Roger Bruce (born December 31, 1960, in Corbridge, near Hexham in England) is a British football manager currently in charge of Birmingham City. ... Vivian Anderson (born 29 August 1956) was the first black football player to represent England. ... Brian John McClair (born December 8, 1963) in Bellshill, Scotland) is a former Scottish international soccer player, notable for his near eleven-year spell at Manchester United F.C., as well as important tenures at Scottish clubs Celtic F.C. and Motherwell F.C.. During his period at Manchester United... Jim Leighton (born 24 July 1958) is a former football goalkeeper. ...


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First trophy in England

During the summer of 1989 United signed two new midfielders to bolster their chances of success in the 1989-90 season: Nottingham Forest's Neil Webb and West Ham United's Paul Ince. Middlesbrough's 24-year-old central defender Gary Pallister also joined the club for a fee of £2.3million. On the opening day of the 1989-90 season, United beat defending champions Arsenal 4-1. But in September, United suffered a humiliating 5–1 away defeat against neighbours Manchester City. Things did not improve during the rest of the 1989, and in November a banner declaring "Three years of excuses and it's still crap. Ta ra Fergie." was displayed at Old Trafford, and many journalists and supporters called for Ferguson to be sacked.[31] United went on a run of six defeats and two draws in eight games and Ferguson later described December 1989 as "the darkest period [he had] ever suffered in the game."[32] Neil John Webb (born July 30, 1963 in Reading, Berkshire) is a former English football player. ... Paul Emerson Carlyle Ince (born 21 October 1967 in Ilford, London) is a football player who won numerous honours with Manchester United and became the first black player to captain the England team. ... Gary Pallister (born June 30, 1965) is an English football player, most noted for his nine-year tenure at Manchester United F.C. during the late eighties and early nineties. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... Manchester City Football Club is an English professional football club based in the city of Manchester. ...


In January 1990, Manchester United were drawn away to Nottingham Forest in the third round of the FA Cup. Forest were one of the most feared cup teams in that era, and it was expected that United would lose the match and Ferguson would consequently be sacked, but United won the game 1–0 and eventually reached the final. This cup win is often cited as the match which saved Ferguson's Old Trafford career. This article is about the English football club. ... This article is about the English FA Cup. ...


In the final United drew 3–3 with Crystal Palace. United's goalkeeper, Jim Leighton, was heavily criticised for two of Crystal Palace's goals, and his form over the whole season had been poor. Ferguson surprised many by replacing Leighton with Les Sealey for the replay, feeling that Leighton was "not in the right mental state" to play in the replay.[33] United won the match 1–0 with a goal from defender Lee Martin. As FA Cup winners, United became England's representatives in the European Cup Winners Cup the following season. However, they had finished a disappointing 13th in the league. Crystal Palace Football Club is an English professional football team based in the London Borough of Croydon. ... Jim Leighton (born 24 July 1958) is a former football goalkeeper. ... Les Sealey (29 September 1957 – 19 August 2001) was an English football goalkeeper who played for Coventry City, Luton Town, Manchester United, Aston Villa and West Ham and others. ... Lee Andrew Martin (born February 5, 1968 in Hyde) is a former English football player. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The Cup Winners Cup was a football club competition between the winners of the European domestic cup competitions. ...


European success, but a disappointment in the league

Although United's league form improved greatly in 1990–91, they were still inconsistent and finished sixth. They reached the League Cup final, but lost 1–0 to Sheffield Wednesday, who were managed by Ferguson's predecessor at United, Ron Atkinson. They also reached the final of the European Cup Winners' Cup, beating that season's Spanish champions Barcelona in the final. After the match, Ferguson announced to journalists that United would win the league the following season.[34] It was a brave prediction, considering that the club had failed to do so since 1967. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... SWFC redirects here. ... Ronald Franklin Atkinson,[1][2] commonly known as Big Ron (born 18 March 1939) is an English former football player and manager. ... Futbol Club Barcelona (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), known familiarly as Barça (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ...


The 1991–92 season did not live up to Ferguson's expectations and in Ferguson's words, "many in the media felt that [his] mistakes had contributed to the misery".[35] They won the League Cup and Super Cup for the first time but lost out on the league title to rivals Leeds United after leading the table for much of the season. Ferguson felt that his failure to sign Mick Harford from Luton Town had cost United the league, and that he needed "an extra dimension" to the team if they were to win the league the following season.[36] Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The Carling Cup Trophy The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... The European Super Cup (UEFA Super Cup) is at stake in an annual football game between the reigning champions of the UEFA Cup and the Champions League. ... Leeds United Association Football Club are an English professional football club based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. ... Michael Gordon Harford (born February 12, 1959), is an English football coach and former player. ... Luton Town Football Club are an English football team based in the town of Luton in Bedfordshire. ...


1992–1993: Champions at last

After a slow start to the season (they were 10th of 22 at the beginning of November) it looked as though United would miss out on the championship again. But then Alex Ferguson paid Leeds United £1.2 million for their French striker Eric Cantona and the deal proved to be a turning point in the history of Manchester United. Cantona formed a strong partnership with Mark Hughes and fired the club to the top of the table, ending United's 26-year wait, and also making them the first ever Premiership Champions, after the league reform. Alex Ferguson was voted Manager of the Year by the League Managers' Association. Leeds United Association Football Club are an English professional football club based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. ... Éric Daniel Pierre Cantona (born 24 May 1966 in Paris raised in Marseille) is a French former footballer of the late 1980s and 1990s. ... This article is about the Welsh footballer. ...


1993–1994: The Double

1993–94 brought more success. He added Nottingham Forest's 22-year-old midfielder Roy Keane to the ranks for a British record fee of £3.75million as a long term replacement for Bryan Robson, who was nearing the end of his career. Roy Maurice Keane (born 10 August 1971 in Mayfield, Cork City, Ireland) is an Irish former professional footballer and the current manager of English Premier League club Sunderland. ... Bryan Robson OBE (born 11 January 1957 in Chester-le-Street, County Durham) is an English football manager and former player. ...


United led the 1993–94 Premiership table virtually from start to finish. Cantona was top scorer with 25 goals in all competitions despite being sent off twice in the space of five days in March 1994. United also reached the League Cup final but lost 3-1 to Ron Atkinson's Aston Villa. In the FA Cup final Manchester United achieved an impressive 4-0 scoreline against Chelsea. United had become only the sixth club ever to win the League Championship/FA Cup double. Ferguson made only one close-season signing, paying Blackburn Rovers £1.2million for David May. Misconduct in football (soccer) is any conduct by a player which is deemed by the referee to warrant a disciplinary sanction (caution or dismissal) in accordance with Law 12 the Laws of the Game. ... Ronald Franklin Atkinson,[1][2] commonly known as Big Ron (born 18 March 1939) is an English former football player and manager. ... Current season Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are a professional English football club based in west London. ... For the novella by Fyodor Dostoevsky, see The Double: A Petersburg Poem. ... Blackburn Rovers is an English Premier League football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


1994–1995: Trophyless season

1994–95 was a harder season for Ferguson. Cantona assaulted a Crystal Palace supporter in a game at Selhurst Park, and it seemed likely he would leave English football. An eight month ban saw Cantona miss the final four months of the season. He also received a 14-day prison sentence for the offence but the sentence was quashed on appeal and replaced by a 120-hour community service order. On the brighter side, United paid a British record fee of £7million for Newcastle's prolific striker Andy Cole, with young winger Keith Gillespie heading to the north-east in exchange. Crystal Palace Football Club is an English professional football team based in the London Borough of Croydon. ... Selhurst Park is a football stadium located in the south London suburb of South Norwood in the London Borough of Croydon. ... For the Australian club, see Newcastle United Jets. ... Andrew Alexander Andy Cole (born 15 October 1971 in Nottingham) is an English footballer, who is one of the highest scoring players in the games history. ... Keith Robert Gillespie (born 18 February 1975 in Larne, County Antrim) is a Northern Irish professional footballer, who plays in midfield. ...


However, the championship slipped out of Manchester United's grasp as they drew 1–1 with West Ham United on the final day of the season, when a win would have given them the league. United also lost the FA Cup final in a 1-0 defeat to Everton. Current season West Ham United Football Club is an English football club based in Upton Park, London Borough of Newham, East London, and have played their home matches at the 35,303 capacity Boleyn Ground stadium since 1904. ... Everton Football Club is an English football club located in the city of Liverpool. ...


1995–1996: The Double Double

Ferguson was heavily criticised in the summer of 1995 when three of United's star players were allowed to leave and replacements were not bought. First Paul Ince moved to Internazionale of Italy for £7.5 million, long serving striker Mark Hughes was suddenly sold to Chelsea in a £1.5 million deal, and Andrei Kanchelskis was sold to Everton. It was widely known that Ferguson felt that United had a number of young players who were ready to play in the first team. The youngsters, who would be known as "Fergie's Fledglings", included Gary Neville, Phil Neville, David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt, who would all go on to be important members of the team. Paul Emerson Carlyle Ince (born 21 October 1967 in Ilford, London) is a football player who won numerous honours with Manchester United and became the first black player to captain the England team. ... Football Club Internazionale Milano, commonly referred to as simply Internazionale, Inter or Inter Milan[1], is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy, founded in 1908. ... This article is about the Welsh footballer. ... Andrei Antanasovich Kanchelskis (Russian: ) is a retired Soviet and Russian football midfielder of Lithuanian and Ukrainian origin. ... Gary Neville (born February 18, 1975 in Bury, Greater Manchester) is an English football player. ... Philip John Phil Neville (born January 21, 1977 in Bury, Greater Manchester) is an English footballer, who plays for Everton. ... David Beckham David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE (born May 2, 1975) is an English footballer born in Leytonstone, London. ... Paul Aaron Scholes (born 16 November 1974) is an English football player who has spent his whole career at Manchester United. ... Nicholas Nicky Butt (born 21 January 1975 in Gorton, Manchester, England) is an English footballer who currently plays for Newcastle United. ...


When United lost their first league match 3–1 to Aston Villa, the media swooped upon Ferguson with undisguised glee. They wrote United off because Alex Ferguson's squad contained so many young and inexperienced players. Match of the Day pundit, Alan Hansen infamously proclaimed that "you can't win anything with kids". However, the young players performed well and United won their next five matches. Aston Villa redirects here. ... For the Doctor Who novel, see Match of the Day (Doctor Who). ... Alan David Hansen (born Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, June 13, 1955) is a BBC television expert football pundit and a former football player. ...


Cantona's return from suspension was a boost, but they found themselves fourteen points behind Newcastle. However a series of good results in early 1996 saw the gap close, and from early March onwards United led the table. This contrasted with a disastrous run of form for Newcastle, whose manager, Kevin Keegan, succumbed to the immense pressure of the title race, and the mind games Ferguson famously loves to play with opposing managers. His famous outburst on live television, "I'd love it if we beat them! Love it!" has gone down in football legend as Fergie's greatest personal victory over another manager. United's Premiership title success was confirmed on the final day of the season. They played Liverpool in that year's FA Cup final, winning 1–0 with a late goal by Cantona. For the Australian club, see Newcastle United Jets. ... Joseph Kevin Keegan, OBE (born 14 February 1951 in Armthorpe, Doncaster, England)[1] is a former footballer, former England national team coach and the current manager of Newcastle United. ... The term mind games refers to passive aggressive behaviour used specifically to demoralize the subject while making the aggressor look superior. ...


1996–1997: Another title

1996–97 saw Alex Ferguson guide Manchester United to their fourth Premiership title in five seasons. In late October, they suffered three league defeats in a row and conceded 13 goals in the process. They also lost their 40 year unbeaten home record in Europe to unfancied Turkish side Fenerbahçe. But they still reached the Champions League semi final, where they lost to Borussia Dortmund of Germany. At the end of the season, Cantona surprisingly retired from football. Fenerbahçe is the name of a district in Kadikoy region of Istanbul, Turkey. ... UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... BV Borussia Dortmund is a German football club based in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia and one of the most successful clubs in German football. ...


1997–1998: No silverware

Ferguson made two new signings to bolster United's challenge for the 1997-98 season, 31-year-old England striker Teddy Sheringham and defender Henning Berg. However the season ended trophyless as Arsenal won the Premiership under French manager Arsene Wenger, who started a long-lasting rivalry with Ferguson. The summer of 1998 saw striker Dwight Yorke, Dutch defender Jaap Stam and the Swedish winger Jesper Blomqvist join Manchester United. Edward Paul Sheringham MBE (born 2 April 1966 in Highams Park, London) is a veteran English professional footballer currently playing for Colchester United and the father of footballer Charlie Sheringham. ... Henning Berg (born September 1, 1969 in Eidsvoll) is a former Norweigan football player, currently the manager of FC Lyn Oslo. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... Ars ne Wenger (b. ... This article is about Dwight Yorke, the football player. ... Jaap Stam (full name Jackob Stam, born July 17, 1972 in Kampen, Netherlands) is a Dutch football player, currently playing for Ajax Amsterdam. ... Jesper Blomqvist (born February 5, 1974 in Tavelsjö, Västerbotten) is a Swedish ex-football player. ...


1998–1999: The Treble

1998–99 saw the club winning an unprecedented treble of the Premiership title, FA Cup and Champions League. The season was characterised by highly dramatic matches. In the Champions League semi-final second leg, United conceded two early goals away to Juventus; however, inspired by Roy Keane, who would later miss the final through suspension, United came back to beat Juventus 3-2 and reach their first European Cup final since 1968. In the FA Cup semi-final, United faced close rivals Arsenal and appeared to be heading for defeat when Keane was sent off and Arsenal were awarded a last-minute penalty. Peter Schmeichel saved the penalty, and in extra time Ryan Giggs ran the length of the pitch to score perhaps the most memorable goal of his career to win the match. They then defeated Newcastle United 2-0 in the FA Cup Final at Wembley thanks to goals from Teddy Sheringham and Paul Scholes. The European triumph was the most incredible of all. With 90 minutes on the clock they were 1-0 down to Bayern Munich at the Nou Camp in Barcelona thanks to a Mario Basler free kick, but in 3 minutes of injury time allowed by referee Pierluigi Collina, Teddy Sheringham, a substitute, equalised and extra time looked certain. But with just seconds left on the clock, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, also a late substitution scored the winning goal and history was made. For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... This article is about the English FA Cup. ... UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... Juventus redirects here. ... Roy Maurice Keane (born 10 August 1971 in Mayfield, Cork City, Ireland) is an Irish former professional footballer and the current manager of English Premier League club Sunderland. ... Peter BolesÅ‚aw Schmeichel MBE (IPA: , born 18 November 1963 in Gladsaxe, Denmark) is a retired Danish professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and was voted the Worlds Best Goalkeeper in 1992 and 1993. ... Ryan Joseph Giggs OBE[1] (born Ryan Joseph Wilson on 29 November 1973 in Ely, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom) is a Welsh footballer who has played for Manchester United as a midfielder for the entirety of his club career to-date, and is famed as one of the greatest wingers... For the Australian club, see Newcastle United Jets. ... For the new stadium, see Wembley Stadium. ... Paul Aaron Scholes (born 16 November 1974) is an English football player who has spent his whole career at Manchester United. ... FC Bayern Munich (German: FC Bayern München) is a German football club based in Munich, the capital of the state of Bavaria. ... The Camp Nou (IPA: , Catalan for new field, often called the Nou Camp in both Spanish and English, sometimes erroneously spelt newcamp in English) is an association football stadium in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... Mario Basler (born December 18, 1968) is a German soccer player. ... Pierluigi Collina (born 13 February 1960) is an Italian former football referee, who was widely regarded as one of the worlds best officials. ... Edward Paul Sheringham MBE (born 2 April 1966 in Highams Park, London) is a veteran English professional footballer currently playing for Colchester United and the father of footballer Charlie Sheringham. ... Ole Gunnar Solskjær (born 26 February 1973 in Kristiansund, Norway) is a former Norwegian footballer who spent the vast majority of his career playing for Manchester United. ...


On 12 June 1999, Alex Ferguson received a knighthood in recognition of his services to the game.[37] is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ...


1999-2000: Title number 6

Manchester United ended the 1999-2000 season as champions with just three Premiership defeats, and a cushion of 18 points. The massive gap between United and the rest of the Premiership caused some to wonder if the club's financial dominance was developing into a problem for the English game.


In April 2000, it was announced that Manchester United had agreed to sign Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy from PSV Eindhoven for a British record fee of £18million. But the move was put on hold when van Nistelrooy failed a medical, and he then returned to his homeland in a bid to regain fitness, only to suffer a serious knee injury which ruled him out for almost a year.-1... Philips Sport Vereniging (English: Philips Sports Union), widely known either as PSV or PSV Eindhoven, is a sports club from Eindhoven, Netherlands. ...


2000-01: Title number 7

28-year-old French goalkeeper Fabien Barthez was signed from Monaco for £7.8million - making him the most expensive goalkeeper to be signed by a British club, and United won the title again. During the 2001 close season Ruud van Nistelrooy joined, and soon after Manchester United again broke the British transfer record - this time paying Lazio £28.1million for Argentine attacking midfielder Juan Sebastián Verón, although he failed to live up to the high expectations his transfer fee suggested and he was sold to Chelsea for £15million only two years later. Fabien Alain Barthez (born 28 June 1971 in Lavelanet) is a French football player who plays the position of goalkeeper. ... -1... Società Sportiva Lazio, commonly referred to SS Lazio or simply Lazio, is an Italian professional sports club most noted for its football section, founded in 1900 and based in Rome. ... Juan Sebastián Verón (born March 9, 1975 in La Plata) is an Argentine professional football player who plays as a midfielder. ... Current season Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are a professional English football club based in west London. ...


2001-02: Trophyless season

Two games into the 2001-02 season, Dutch central defender Jaap Stam was sold to Lazio in a £16million deal. The reason for Stam's departure was believed to have been claims in his autobiography Head to Head that he had been illegally spoken to about a move to Manchester United by Alex Ferguson, before his previous club PSV Eindhoven had been informed.[citation needed] Ferguson replaced Stam with Internazionale's 36-year-old central defender Laurent Blanc. Jaap Stam (full name Jackob Stam, born July 17, 1972 in Kampen, Netherlands) is a Dutch football player, currently playing for Ajax Amsterdam. ... Società Sportiva Lazio, commonly referred to SS Lazio or simply Lazio, is an Italian professional sports club most noted for its football section, founded in 1900 and based in Rome. ... Philips Sport Vereniging (English: Philips Sports Union), widely known either as PSV or PSV Eindhoven, is a sports club from Eindhoven, Netherlands. ... Football Club Internazionale Milano, commonly referred to as simply Internazionale, Inter or Inter Milan[1], is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy, founded in 1908. ... Laurent Blanc (born November 19, 1965 in Alès) is a retired French football defender, who scored the first golden goal in World Cup history. ...


On 8 December 2001, Manchester United were ninth in the Premiership - 11 points behind leaders Liverpool who had a game in hand. Then came a dramatic turn around in form: between mid-December and late January, eight successive wins saw Manchester United climb to the top of the Premiership and put their title challenge back on track. Despite this, United finished third in the Premiership as rival Arsene Wenger clinched the title for Arsenal at Old Trafford with a 1-0 win in the penultimate game of the season.


United were also unsuccessful in Europe, losing the Champions League semi-final on away goals to Bayer Leverkusen. Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fußball is a German football club based in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia. ...


Aborted retirement

The 2001-02 season was to have been Ferguson's last as Manchester United manager, and the looming date of his retirement was cited by many as a reason for the team's loss of form. Ferguson himself admitted that the decision to pre-announce his retirement had resulted in a negative effect on the players and on his ability to impose discipline. But in February 2002 he agreed to stay in charge for at least another three years.


The close season saw Manchester United break the British transfer record yet again when they paid Leeds United £30million for 24-year-old central defender Rio Ferdinand. Leeds United Association Football Club are an English professional football club based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. ... Rio Gavin Ferdinand (born 7 November 1978 in Peckham, London) is an English footballer of mixed St Lucian,and Anglo-Irish descent. ...


2002-03: Title number 8

Manchester United won their eighth Premiership title yet just over two months before the end of the season they were eight points behind leaders Arsenal. But an improvement in form for United, and a decline for Arsenal, saw the Premiership trophy gradually slip out of the Londoners' grasp and push it back in the direction of Old Trafford. Ferguson described the 02/03 championship as his most satisfying ever, due to the nature of a remarkable comeback. Not for the first time, Ferguson had proven to be a master of managerial mind-games, successfully rattling the composure of Arsenal and their otherwise unflappable manager Arsène Wenger.


2003-04: FA Cup glory

Ferguson guided Manchester United to their eleventh FA Cup at the end of the 2003-04 season, but it was a disappointing season which had seen them finish third in the Premiership and suffer Champions League elimination at the hands of eventual winners FC Porto. Rio Ferdinand missed the final four months of the season, as he served the beginning of an eight-month ban for missing a drugs test. New signings like Eric Djemba-Djemba and José Kléberson were disappointing, but there was at least one productive signing - 19-year-old Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo. Futebol Clube do Porto (pron. ... Eric Daniel Djemba-Djemba (born May 4, 1981 in Douala, Cameroon) is a football defensive midfielder who currently plays for Qatar SC and the Cameroon national football team. ... José Kléberson Pereira (born June 19, 1979 in Uraí) is a Brazilian football player. ... Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, OIH (pron. ...


2004-05: Trophyless season

At the beginning of the 2004-05 season, Wayne Rooney and Argentine defender Gabriel Heinze joined United while Cristiano Ronaldo continued where he had left off the previous season by putting in more match-winning performances. But the lack of a striker after van Nistelrooy spent most of the season injured saw the club finish third for the third time in four seasons. In the FA Cup they lost on penalties to Arsenal. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Gabriel Ivan Heinze (born 19 March 1978 in Crespo, Entre Ríos Province) is an Argentine footballer who currently plays for Real Madrid as a left-back. ... Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, OIH (pron. ... This article is about the English FA Cup. ...


2005-06: League Cup triumph, European failure

Ferguson's preparations for the season were disrupted by a high-profile dispute with major shareholder John Magnier, over the ownership of the racehorse Rock of Gibraltar. When Magnier and business partner J. P. McManus agreed to sell their shares to American business tycoon Malcolm Glazer, it cleared the way for Glazer to acquire full control of the club. This sparked violent protests from United fans, and disrupted Ferguson's plans to strengthen the team in the transfer market. In spite of this, United looked to solve their goalkeeping and midfield problems. For this, they signed the Dutch keeper Edwin van der Sar from Fulham and Korean star Park Ji-Sung from PSV. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the racehorse of the same name, see Rock of Gibraltar (horse). ... John Patrick McManus (born March 1951) is an Irish businessman and racehorse owner. ... Malcolm Irving Glazer (born May 25, 1928 in Rochester, New York) is an American businessman and sports-team owner. ... Edwin van der Sar (born October 29, 1970 in Voorhout) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League side Manchester United. ... Current season For details on the current season, see Fulham F.C. season 2007-08 Fulham Football Club are an English football team based in Fulham, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. ... First international South Korea 5 - 3 Mexico (London, England; August 2, 1948) Largest win South Korea 16 - 0 Nepal (Incheon, South Korea; September 29, 2003) Worst defeat Sweden 12 - 0 South Korea (London, England; August 5, 1948) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1954) Best result Fourth place, 2002 AFC... Parks image projected onto a building in South Korea Park Ji-Sung (Hangul: 박지성) (born February 25, 1981, Seoul, South Korea) is a professional South Korean footballer who plays for the English football club Manchester United in the Premier League, as well as the South Korea national football team. ... Philips Sport Vereniging (English: Philips Sports Union), widely known either as PSV or PSV Eindhoven, is a sports club from Eindhoven, Netherlands. ...


The season was one of transition. On 18 November, Roy Keane officially left the club, his contract ended by mutual consent. United failed to qualify for the knock-out phase of the UEFA Champions' League. In the January transfer window Serbian defender Nemanja Vidić and French full-back Patrice Evra were signed, and the side finished in second place in the league, behind runaway leaders Chelsea. Winning the League Cup was a consolation prize for lack of success elsewhere. Ruud van Nistelrooy's future at Old Trafford seemed to be in doubt after not starting in the Carling Cup final, and he departed at the end of the season. is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Roy Maurice Keane (born 10 August 1971 in Mayfield, Cork City, Ireland) is an Irish former professional footballer and the current manager of English Premier League club Sunderland. ... Anthem:  Serbia() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Slovak, Romanian, Croatian, Rusyn 1 Albanian 2 Demonym Serbian Government Parliamentary Democracy  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica    -  First state 7th century   -  Serbian Kingdom3 1217   -  Serbian Empire 1345   -  Independence lost... Nemanja Vidić (Serbian: Немања Видић) (born October 21, 1981 in Titovo Užice, Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Serbian footballer. ... Patrice Evra (born 15 May 1981 in Dakar, Senegal) is a French international footballer, who plays for English Premiership side Manchester United. ... Current season Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are a professional English football club based in west London. ... -1...


2006-07: Ferguson's 20th full season in charge

Ferguson with assistant manager Carlos Queiroz.
Ferguson with assistant manager Carlos Queiroz.

Michael Carrick was signed as a replacement for Roy Keane for £14 million, although the figure may rise in the future to £18.6 million depending on appearances and results. United started the season well, and for the first time ever won their first four Premiership games. They set the early pace in the Premiership and never relinquished top spot from the tenth match of the 38-game season. The January 2006 signings had a huge impact on United's performances; Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidić came in to form a solid back line along with already existing players Rio Ferdinand and skipper Gary Neville. The signing of Michael Carrick, which was questioned and criticised by a large portion of the media, brought stability and further creativity in the United midfield, forming an effective partnership with Paul Scholes. Park Ji-Sung and Ryan Giggs both underlined their value to the first team squad by adding significant pace and incisiveness in attack with Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo. Carlos Queiroz[1], ComIH (IPA: ), (born 1 March 1953 in Nampula, Mozambique) is a Portuguese football coach. ... Michael Adrian Carrick (born 28 July 1981 in Wallsend, Tyne and Wear) is an English footballer who currently plays for Manchester United as a midfielder. ... For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... Patrice Evra (born 15 May 1981 in Dakar, Senegal) is a French international footballer, who plays for English Premiership side Manchester United. ... Nemanja Vidić (Serbian: Немања Видић) (born October 21, 1981 in Titovo Užice, Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Serbian footballer. ... Rio Gavin Ferdinand (born 7 November 1978 in Peckham, London) is an English footballer of mixed St Lucian,and Anglo-Irish descent. ... Gary Neville (born February 18, 1975 in Bury, Greater Manchester) is an English football player. ... Michael Adrian Carrick (born 28 July 1981 in Wallsend, Tyne and Wear) is an English footballer who currently plays for Manchester United as a midfielder. ... Paul Aaron Scholes (born 16 November 1974) is an English football player who has spent his whole career at Manchester United. ... Parks image projected onto a building in South Korea Park Ji-Sung (Hangul: 박지성) (born February 25, 1981, Seoul, South Korea) is a professional South Korean footballer who plays for the English football club Manchester United in the Premier League, as well as the South Korea national football team. ... Ryan Joseph Giggs OBE[1] (born Ryan Joseph Wilson on 29 November 1973 in Ely, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom) is a Welsh footballer who has played for Manchester United as a midfielder for the entirety of his club career to-date, and is famed as one of the greatest wingers... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, OIH (pron. ...


Ferguson celebrated his 20th anniversary in charge of Manchester United on 6 November 2006. Tributes also came from Ferguson's players, both past and present,[38] as well as his old foe, Arsène Wenger,[39] his old captain, Roy Keane, and current players. The party was spoiled the following day when United endured a single-goal defeat at the hands of Southend in the fourth round of the Carling Cup. However, on 1 December it was announced that Manchester United had signed 35 year old Henrik Larsson on loan,[40] a player that Alex Ferguson had admired for many years, and attempted to capture previously. On 23 December 2006, Cristiano Ronaldo scored the club's 2000th goal under the helm of Ferguson in a match against Aston Villa.[41] is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Arsène Wenger OBE[2] (born October 22, 1949 in Strasbourg) is a French football manager, in charge of Arsenal Football Club since 1997. ... Roy Maurice Keane (born 10 August 1971 in Mayfield, Cork City, Ireland) is an Irish former professional footballer and the current manager of English Premier League club Sunderland. ... Southend United Football Club is an English football team based at Roots Hall Stadium in Prittlewell, in the Borough of Southend-on-Sea, Essex, which plays in the Football League One. ... The Carling Cup Trophy The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the Swedish footballer. ... is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Aston Villa redirects here. ...


Manchester United subsequently won their ninth Premiership title but were denied a double by Chelsea's Didier Drogba scoring a late goal in the FA Cup Final. In the Champions League, the club reached the semi-finals, recording a 7-1 home win over Roma in the quarter-final second leg, but lost at the San Siro to Milan in the second leg of the semi-final. Associazione Sportiva Roma (ISE: IT0001008876) is a major professional football club both in Italy’s Serie A and in European football. ... The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, also known as the San Siro, is a football stadium in Milan,Italy. ...


2007-08: The European Double

For the 2007-08 season, Ferguson made notable signings to reinforce United's first team. Long-term target Owen Hargreaves finally joined from Bayern Munich, bringing an end to a year of negotiations. Ferguson further bolstered the midfield with the additions of young Portuguese winger Nani and Brazilian playmaker Anderson. The last summer signing was of Carlos Tévez after a complex and protracted transfer saga. Owen Lee Hargreaves (born 20 January 1981 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a professional football midfielder. ... Wikinews has related news: 2007/08 Bundesliga: Bayern Munich vs. ... Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha (born 17 November 1986 in Praia, Cape Verde), better known as Nani, is a Portuguese footballer who currently plays for Manchester United and Portugal. ... This article is about the Manchester United player. ... Carlos Alberto Tévez (born 5 February 1984 in Ciudadela, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine footballer who currently plays for Premier League champions Manchester United. ...


United had their worst start to a season under Ferguson, drawing their first two league games before suffering a 1-0 defeat to crosstown rivals Manchester City. However, United recovered and began a tight race with Arsenal for the title. After a good run of form, Sir Alex claimed that throughout his time at Manchester United, this was the best squad he had managed to assemble thus far.[42]


On 16 February 2008, United beat Arsenal 4-0 in an FA Cup Fifth Round match at Old Trafford, but were knocked out by eventual winners Portsmouth in the Sixth Round on 8 March, losing 1–0 at home. United having had a penalty claim turned down, Ferguson alleged after the game that Keith Hackett, general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Board, was "not doing his job properly". Ferguson was subsequently charged by the FA with improper conduct, which he decided to contest. This was the second charge Ferguson faced in the season, following his complaints against the referee after United lost 1-0 at Bolton Wanderers – a charge he decided not to contest. is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the English FA Cup. ... Old Trafford is an area of Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. ... Portsmouth Football Club is an English football club based in the south coast city of Portsmouth. ... is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Keith Hackett is former FIFA, European and English football referee Categories: | ... The Professional Game Match Officials Board (PGMOB) was formed when English football referees turned professional in 2001, to provide match officials for all professional games played in England. ... Bolton Wanderers Football Club is an English professional football club based in Horwich, in the Borough of Bolton, England. ...


On 11 May, Ferguson led Manchester United to a tenth Premier League title by beating Wigan Athletic 2-0 at the JJB Stadium, exactly 25 years to the day after he led Aberdeen to European glory against Real Madrid in the European Cup Winners' Cup. Nearest rivals Chelsea – level on points going into the final round of matches, but with an inferior goal difference – could only draw 1–1 at home to Bolton, finishing 2 points adrift of the champions. is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On 21 May, Ferguson won his second European Cup with Manchester United as they beat Chelsea 6–5 on penalties in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, following a 1–1 draw after extra time in the first ever all-English UEFA Champions League Final. After winning the UEFA Champions League 2007-08 Ferguson had stated that his intention to leave Manchester United within the next three years.[43] Manchester United Chief Executive David Gill moved quickly to calm the speculation about Alex Ferguson's pending retirement.[44] is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Grand Sports Arena of the Luzhniki Olympic Complex (Большая спортивная арена Олимпийского комплекса Лужники) in Moscow, or briefly Luzhniki Stadium (Стадион Лужники), is the biggest sports stadium in Russia. ... The 2007–08 UEFA Champions League is the 16th season of UEFAs premier European club football tournament, the UEFA Champions League, since it was rebranded in 1992, and the 53rd tournament overall. ... David A. Gill (born 5 August 1957 in Reading, Berkshire) is currently Chief Executive of Manchester United Football Club, vice-chairman of the G-14 management committee, and a member of The Football Associations board. ...


Managerial honours

Ferguson was made an Inaugural Inductee of the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002 in recognition of his impact on the English game as a manager. In 2003, Ferguson became an inaugural recipient of the FA Coaching Diploma, awarded to all coaches who had at least 10 years experience of being a manager or head coach. The Hall of Fame is housed at The National Football Museum in Preston, England. ...


He is the Vice-President of the National Football Museum based in Preston. Also, he is a member of the Executive Committee of the League Managers Association. The National Football Museum is a museum in Preston, England, founded to preserve, conserve and interpret several important collections of Association Football memorabilia. ... This article is about Preston, Lancashire. ... The League Managers Association (LMA) is the organisation which collectively represents all Premiership and Football League managers in English football. ...


He is the only manager to win the top league honours and the Double north and south of the England-Scotland border (winning the Premiership with Manchester United, and the Scottish Premier League with Aberdeen).[citation needed]


St. Mirren Domestic competition Saint Mirren Football Club (commonly known by the shortnening St. ...

Aberdeen Domestic competition The Irn-Bru Scottish Football League First Division Championship is the highest division of the Scottish Football League and the second highest in the Scottish football league system. ... Aberdeen Football Club are a football team from Aberdeen, Scotland, who compete in the Scottish Premier League. ...

European competition The Scottish Football League Premier Division was, from the mid-1970s until 1998, the top division of the Scottish Football League and the entire Scottish football league system. ... The Scottish Football Association Challenge Cup[1], usually known as the Scottish Cup, is the national cup knockout competition in Scottish football. ... The 1981-82 Scottish Cup was the 97th staging of Scotlands most prestigious football knockout competition. ... The 1982-83 Scottish Cup was the 98th staging of Scotlands most prestigious football knockout competition. ... The 1983-84 Scottish Cup was the 99th staging of Scotlands most prestigious football knockout competition. ... The 1985-86 Scottish Cup was the 101st staging of Scotlands most prestigious football knockout competition. ... The Scottish Football League Cup is a football competition open to all Scottish Football League and Scottish Premier League clubs. ...

Manchester United Domestic competition The UEFA Cup Winners Cup (also known as the European Cup Winners Cup) was a football club competition contested annually by the most recent winners of all European domestic cup competitions. ... The European Super Cup (UEFA Super Cup) is at stake in an annual football game between the reigning champions of the UEFA Cup and the Champions League. ... MUFC redirects here. ...

  • Premier League:
    • Winner: 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08
  • FA Cup:
    • Winner: 1990, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2004
    • Runner-up: 1995, 2005, 2007
  • League Cup:
    • Winner: 1991–92, 2005–06
    • Runner-up: 1990–91, 1993–94, 2002–03
  • FA Charity/Community Shield:
    • Winner: 1990*, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007 (*shared)
    • Runner-up: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004

European competition For other sports leagues which may be referred to by this name, see list of professional sports leagues. ... This article described the FA Premier League 1992-93 season. ... This article describes the FA Premier League 1993-94 season. ... This article describes the FA Premier League 1995-96 season. ... 1996-97 was the fifth season of the FA Premier League. ... The 1998-99 FA Premier League season will always be remembered as the season in which Manchester United won a unique treble of the Premiership title, FA Cup and European Cup. ... This article describes the FA Premier League 1999-00 season. ... The FA Premier League 2000-01 season was the third season running which ended with Manchester United as champions and Arsenal as runners-up. ... The FA Premier League 2002-03 season (often referred to as the 2002-03 Barclaycard Premiership, due to sponsorship rights) was the eleventh season of the competition. ... The 2006-07 FA Premier League season, the fifteenth since its establishment, started on August 19, 2006. ... The 2007–08 Premier League season (known as the Barclays Premier League for sponsorship reasons) was the sixteenth since its establishment. ... This article is about the English FA Cup. ... The 2005 FA Cup Final was held at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff on May 21, 2005 between Arsenal and Manchester United. ... The two teams line up prior to kick-off The FA Cup Final 2007 was played on Saturday May 19, 2007 between Chelsea and Manchester United. ... The Carling Cup Trophy The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... The 1992 Football League Cup Final took place at Wembley Stadium, and was played between Manchester United and Nottingham Forest. ... The 2006 Football League Cup final also known as the 2006 Carling Cup Final was played between Manchester United and Wigan Athletic on 26 February 2006. ... The 1991 Rumbelows Cup Final was a football match played on 21 April 1991 between Manchester United and Sheffield Wednesday. ... The 1994 Football League Cup Final took place on March 27, 1994 at the old Wembley Stadium. ... The 2003 Football League Cup Final was played between Liverpool FC and Manchester United FC at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff on Sunday, March 2, 2003. ... For the rugby league competition, see Charity Shield (rugby league) The Football Association Community Shield (formerly the Charity Shield) is an English association football trophy contested in an annual match between the champions of the FA Premier League and the winners of the FA Cup. ... The 2007 FA Community Shield is a football match that will be played on 5 August 2007 between 2006-07 Barclays Premier League champions Manchester United and 2006-07 FA Cup winners Chelsea. ...

International competition UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... The 1999 UEFA Champions League Final took place at the Camp Nou in Barcelona on 26 May 1999 between English Champions Manchester United and German Champions FC Bayern Munich. ... The 2008 UEFA Champions League Final (Russian: ) was a football match that took place on Wednesday, 21 May 2008 at 19:45 BST (22:45 local time). ... The UEFA Cup Winners Cup (also known as the European Cup Winners Cup) was a football club competition contested annually by the most recent winners of all European domestic cup competitions. ... The 1991 UEFA Cup Winners Cup Final was a football match played between Manchester United and FC Barcelona at Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam. ... The European Super Cup (UEFA Super Cup) is at stake in an annual football game between the reigning champions of the UEFA Cup and the Champions League. ... The 1991 UEFA Super Cup was a football match between the 1990-91 European Cup winners, Red Star Belgrade, and Manchester United, winners of the 1990-91 Cup Winners Cup. ... The 1999 UEFA Super Cup was a football match played on 27 August 1999 between the 1998-99 UEFA Champions League winners, Manchester United, and Lazio, winners of the 1998-99 UEFA Cup Winners Cup. ...

Individual Awards 1980-2004 Logo The European/South American Cup, commonly referred to as the Intercontinental Cup or Toyota Cup, was a football competition endorsed by UEFA and CONMEBOL, contested between the winners of the European Champions League and the South American Copa Libertadores in a match played each year, from 1980...

Other awards In the Premier League, the FA Premier League Manager of the Year Award is annual award given to a manager who is recognised for their overall contribution to the achievements of a specific team. ... The Manager of the Month award is a prize of recognition given to association football managers in the Premier League. ... In the English Premier League, The League Managers Association Manager of the Year Award is annual award given to a manager from any division for his achievements in the proir season. ... In the English Premier League, The League Managers Association Manager of the Year Award is annual award given to a manager from any division for his achievements in the proir season. ... The UEFA Club Football Awards are awards given by UEFA to the most outstanding performers of the European club football season. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... The BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award is given on an annual basis to a sportsperson who has made a long-running and considerable contribution to sport. ... The BBC Sports Personality of the Year Coach Award is given on an annual basis to the coach considered to have made the most substantative contribution to British sport in that year. ... The International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) is an organisation that chronicles the history of football. ... World Soccer is an English language football magazine published by IPC Media. ... The Onze dOr (alternative name Onze Mondial European Footballer of the Year is a football award handed out by French magazine Onze Mondial at the end of the year since 1976. ...

The BBC Sports Personality of the Year Team Award is given on an annual basis to the sporting team or partnership considered to have made the most substantative contribution to sport in that year. ... List of winners and nominees of the Laureus World Sports Awards: Team of the Year. ...

Managerial stats

Team Nat From To Record
G W L D Win %
East Stirlingshire Flag of Scotland June 1974 October 1974 12 7 3 2 58.33
St. Mirren Flag of Scotland October 1974 May 1978 ? ? ? ? ?
Aberdeen Flag of Scotland August 1978 November 1986 288 167 50 71 57.99
Scotland Flag of Scotland September 1985 June 1986 10 3 4 3 30
Manchester United Flag of England November 1986 Present 1210 702 221 287 58.02

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NAME Ferguson, Sir Alexander Chapman
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Ferguson, Sir Alex
SHORT DESCRIPTION footballer and manager
DATE OF BIRTH 1941-12-31
PLACE OF BIRTH Glasgow, Scotland
DATE OF DEATH
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