Who is Alex Ferguson?

Alex Ferguson is a Scottish formal football player and manager who is popular for controlling the football club Manchester United. He is also known as one of the triumphant managers of all time. He also loved football, so he decided to pursue a career in, it and even after his retirement,nt he worked as a manager. Initially, he managed St.Mirren and Aberdeen and bought a huge transformation to his players. He was then signed by Manchester United and served as manager for this club for more than 26 years. Through his proper training, he brought his players in a well-trained manner through which many trophies and awards came in this club home. He then retired again from managing post in 2013 after leading a Premier League win at the end of the 2012-2013 season.

Quick Info
Full NameAlex Ferguson
ProfessionFootball Player, Manager
Birth DateDecember 31, 1941
Birth PlaceGovan, Glasgow, Scotland
Star SignCapricorn
ParentsFather: Alexander Ferguson Sr.
Mother: Elizabeth Ferguson
BrotherMartin Ferguson
WifeCathy Holding
SonsDarren Ferguson, Jason Ferguson, Mark Ferguson
Net Worth$60 million
Height5 feet and 11 inches (180cm/1.80m)
Weight80 kg (176lbs)
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorGrey

Alex Ferguson


Alex Ferguson was born on 31 December 1941 in Govan, Glasgow, Scotland. He was born to father Alexander Ferguson Sr. and to mother, Elizabeth Ferguson. He grew along with his brother Martin Ferguson who is also a football player. Presently, he is 78 years old with a Capricorn star sign.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Alex Ferguson holds a Scottish nationality. He is of English-Scottish descent and belongs to White ethnicity. Besides, he stands 5 feet and 11 inches (180cm/1.80m) tall and weighs around 80 kg (176lbs). He had an athletic body type, but now, because of his aging, he looks old. He has a pair of brown-colored eyes with grey hair color.

Early Life/ Education 

Alex Ferguson completed his primary education from Broomloan Road Primary School and completed his secondary education from Govan High School. Since his father was also a football player, he became inspired by his father to like sports. He first played for a local team Harmony Row Boys Club, and then for Drumchapel Amateurs Football Club.


Alex Ferguson Football career

Alex Ferguson started his football career from a local club in 1979 named ‘Queen’s Park.’ From this team, he played a total of 31 matches scoring 20 goals. He then played for another club St. Johnstone, in 1960 and played 31 matches, scoring 15 goals. He then started his professional football career in 1964 with Dunfermline. In the 1965 to 1966 season, he alone made 45 goals in 51 league matches. Seeing his tremendous success, he signed a contract with Glasgow Rangers in 1967. He played for two seasons for this club in 41 league matches, scoring 25 goals. In 1969, he joined Falkirk as the player-coach, but he was removed from there after four years. He then decided to take retirement from playing and made his last match with Ayr United club.

Alex Ferguson

Coaching career

After his last match, he then started coaching. He did a part-time manager job with East Stirlingshire in June 1974 for a month only, and then he became part of St. Mirren in October 1974. He worked there for four years. Similarly, in 1978 he worked as a manager coach in Aberdeen. After he joined this club, the performance of this team was drastically improved. He also helped the team show his victory over Scottish First Division in 1980, Cup Winner’s Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and many other league titles. Seeing his success as a coachman in 1986, he was offered from Manchester United.

He signed a contract for this club and was replaced by the team’s former manager Ron Atkinson. Though he well trained his players, they could not bag any trophies till 1989. But the club received huge success in the 1989-90 season when they defeated Crystal Palace. They also won the tittles like UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and Super Cup in 1991.

Over the upcoming years, under the supervision of Alex, this team was able to bag various tittles like Premier Leagues, FA Cup double, and UEFA Champions League. During this time, Manchester United was one of the most successful football clubs in the world. After his contract finished with Manchester, he deiced to take a break but again made up his mind to stay with the same club by signing a new contract. During his Manchester United coaching and managing career, he has led this team to win 13 Premier League titles, 5 FA Cups, and 2 Champions League Trophies, among several other small victories.


Alex Ferguson has been honored with The League Managers Association Manager of the Year Award four times. In 1999, he received British knighthood for his contribution to the game. Also, he became the IFFHS World’s Best Coach of the 21st Century in 2012 by IFFHS. Likewise, he has also been known as the Premier League Manager of the Season 11 times.

Alex Ferguson

Personal Life

Alex Ferguson is married to Cathy Holding from 1966. This couple together has three sons named Darren Ferguson, Jason Ferguson, Mark Ferguson. Darren was also a professional football player.


Alex Ferguson has not created any social media accounts.

Net Worth

Alex Ferguson is one of the most successful managers who has worked amazingly for the whole time. His source of income came from this sports field. As of 2020, his net worth is $60 million.