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Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson CBE

1978-1986

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Sir Alex Ferguson at Aberdeen FC 1982 - Copyright © 2020 Graeme Watson.

Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson CBE

Manager

  • Birth: 31 Dec 1941 • Shieldhall Road, Govan, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • Death: Living

Manager, 01 Jun 1978 to 08 Aug 1986,
Alex Ferguson and Archie Knox, Managers From 09 Aug 1986 to 05 Nov 1986.


  • Senior Debut:

    Scottish Premier Division
  • 12 Aug 1978

  • 26 Feb 1983

  • Final

    European Cup Winners' Cup
  • 11 May 1983

  • Last Match:

    Scottish Premier Division
  • 01 Nov 1986

  • 1993–13

    Premier League Manager of the Season

    1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13.

  • 1993–12

    Premier League Manager of the Month

    Aug 1993, Oct 1994, Feb 1996, Mar 1996, Feb 1997, Oct 1997, Jan 1999, Apr 1999, Aug 1999, Mar 2000, Apr 2000, Feb 2001, Apr 2003, Dec 2003, Feb 2005, Mar 2006, Aug 2006, Oct 2006, Feb 2007, Jan 2008, Mar 2008, Jan 2009, Apr 2009, Sep 2009, Jan 2011, Aug 2011, Oct 2012.

  • 1998

    UEFA Manager of the Year

    1998–99

  • 30 Mar 1999

    Freedom of the City of Aberdeen

    An honour bestowed by the city of Aberdeen, Scotland.

  • Nov 2004

    Scottish FA Hall of Fame

    Inducted into the SFA Hall of Fame

  • Nov 2015

    Aberdeen FC Hall of Fame

    Inducted into the AFC Hall of Fame

  • 31 Oct 2019

    Sir Alex Ferguson

    Officially opened Cormack Park, the new multi-million pound training complex, community sports hub and Bobby Clark football academy at Kingswells, Aberdeen, Scotland.

  • 25 Feb 2022

    Sir Alex Ferguson

    A statue is unveiled in his honour at Pittodrie Stadium, the most successful manager in British history. Andy Edwards, of Cornvoii Edwards, produced the bronze sculpture based on a photograph taken of Sir Alex at Easter Road on the 03 May 1980 celebrating his Dons side winning the Scottish Premier Division, Hibernian 0 v 5 Aberdeen.

Autograph

  • Alex Ferguson autograph.

    • From Graeme Watson's personal collection, Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson CBE autograph.

Medal

  • European Cup Winners Cup, Winners Medal 1983

    • From Graeme Watson's personal collection, European Cup Winners Cup, Winners Medal front.
    • From Graeme Watson's personal collection, European Cup Winners Cup, Winners Medal back.

    11 May 1983
    Aberdeen 2 v 1 Real Madrid (a.e.t.)
    Inscription on back in French, Coupe Des Vainouers De Coupe Europeenie.
    Translated means, European Cup Winners' Cup and the year 1983


Image

  • Freedom of the City of Aberdeen, Coat of Arms of Aberdeen, Scotland

    • Coat of Arms of Aberdeen, Scotland.

    The motto of the city is Bon Accord, French for "Good Agreement".
    The supporters are two leopards, though in early depictions they are sometimes shown as lions. The three towers represent the three buildings that stood on the three hills of mediaeval Aberdeen: Aberdeen Castle on Castle Hill, the city gate on Port Hill, and a chapel on St Catherine's Hill. The latter two are no longer in existence.


Honours (1978-86)

Trophys Description Year Match Location
European Super Cup - Silhouette European Super Cup
23 Nov 1983 & 20 Dec 1983
1st Leg: SV Hamburg 0 v 0 Aberdeen
2nd Leg: Aberdeen 2 v 0 SV Hamburg
Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, Germany & Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland
European Cup Winners Cup - Silhouette European Cup Winners Cup
11 May 1983
Aberdeen 2 v 1 Real Madrid (a.e.t.)
Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden
Scottish Cup - Silhouette Scottish Cup
22 May 1982
Aberdeen 4 v 1 Rangers (a.e.t.)
Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland
Scottish Cup - Silhouette Scottish Cup
21 May 1983
Aberdeen 1 v 0 Rangers (a.e.t.)
Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland
Scottish Cup - Silhouette Scottish Cup
19 May 1984
Aberdeen 2 v 1 Celtic (a.e.t.)
Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland
Scottish Cup - Silhouette Scottish Cup
10 May 1986
Aberdeen 3 v 0 Hearts
Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland
Scottish League Premiership Cup - Silhouette Scottish Premier Division Champions
1979–80
Scotland
Scottish League Premiership Cup - Silhouette Scottish Premier Division Champions
1983-84
Scotland
Scottish League Premiership Cup - Silhouette Scottish Premier Division Champions
1984-85
Scotland
Scottish league Cup - Silhouette Scottish league Cup
27 Oct 1985
Aberdeen 3 v 0 Hibernian
Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland
Drybrough Cup - Silhouette Drybrough Cup
02 Aug 1980
Aberdeen 2 v 1 St Mirren
Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland

Honours (1986-13)

Manchester United Honours

Premier League: 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13
FA Cup: 1989–90, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2003–04
Football League Cup: 1991–92, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10
FA Charity/Community Shield: 1990 (shared), 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011
UEFA Champions League: 1998–99, 2007–08; runner-up: 2008–09, 2010–11
European Cup Winners' Cup: 1990–91
European Super Cup: 1991
Intercontinental Cup: 1999
FIFA Club World Cup: 2008



External Link

  • Family Tree Official's, Player's and staff details: Ancestry.com
    A.F.C Official's, Player's and staff details source: AFC Heritage - The Official Aberdeen Football Club Heritage Trust.
    Aberdeen Football Club's 1972 type Logo is used to convey the meaning intended and avoid tarnishing or misrepresenting the intended image - This version designed by Graeme Watson 2021 (Logo is for representation only and use of the logo here does not imply endorsement.)
    Header Background: Aberdeen Football Club, Pittodrie Stadium, Main Stand Entrance, 2015, Aberdeen, Scotland - Copyright © 2015 Graeme Watson.
    Insert Photo: From Graeme Watson's personal collection, Alex Ferguson autograph.
    Insert Photos: From Graeme Watson's personal collection, European Cup Winners Cup, Winners Medal front & back 1983 (replica).
    Insert Photo: From Graeme Watson's personal collection, Sir Alex Ferguson at Aberdeen FC 1982 - Copyright © 2020 Graeme Watson.
    Insert Photo: From Graeme Watson's personal collection, Sir Alex Ferguson CBE, Conferral of the Freedom of the City of Aberdeen, programme and menu 30 Mar 1999.
    Insert Image: Coat of Arms of Aberdeen, Scotland, Jack Ryan Morris, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    Insert Photo: Manchester United, a treble of trophies in the 1998–99 season - This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.

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