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Ferguson, Sir Alex

(Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson), 1941–, Scottish soccer player and manager. He entered the full-time professional game in 1964, playing for Dunfermline Athletic; he played (1957–74) for six Scottish teams until he retired in 1974. He began managing that year, having success with several teams in the Scottish Premier Division until Nov., 1986, when he joined Manchester United. During his career there, Ferguson built a powerful team that won more than 30 British and international titles, including 13 Premier League championships, 5 Football Association Challenge Cups, 4 Football League Cups, and 2 UEFA Champions League titles. His finest season came in 1999 when he achieved the first "treble" ever in English football, winning the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League. The longest serving Man United manager, Ferguson was considered by many to be the finest manager in the history of English soccer when he retired in 2013.
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French football legend Zinedine Zidane has backed Steven Gerrard following comments made by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson about the Liverpool captain.
FORMER Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has attended a ceremony marking the renaming of a street in his honour near Old Trafford.
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DAVID BECKHAM and Sir Alex Ferguson are among the cast of celebrities making an appearance in the 75th anniversary issue of comic book The Beano, it has been revealed.
London, July 22 ( ANI ): The 75th anniversary issue of Beano has David Beckham and Alex Ferguson teaming up once again in a release full of stars, with a sneak peek of the issue having made public before it goes on sale on Wednesday.