Alex Ferguson Era in Manchester United
Football is the most important unimportant thing in the world. It is popular all around the globe and millions of people have felt the passion that football brings with it. Football fans worship their favorite clubs almost religiously and that can be a beautiful thing. Every continent has their major football competition and football culture is different in each one of them. The most viewed football is played in Europe with the top 5 leagues of the world coming from that continent. Along with the world’s most prestigious football tournament, the Champions League.
Spain have the most clubs that won this prestigious competition, UK football clubs are in second. Real Madrid is the club that has won it the most times and amongst UK football clubs, Liverpool have won it the most, followed by Manchester United. When it comes to most fans in the world, the race is between Real Madrid and Barcelona. However, UK football clubs also have a representative in the top 3 in the form of Manchester United. Football truly is a remarkable thing and many people have left a mark in this popular sport.
Ferguson Bio and Career
If you are a football fan than you are surely familiar with the legacy of Ferguson. There are two popular Fergusons in Scottish football. Hugh Ferguson and Sir Alex Ferguson. Hugh Ferguson is a legendary Scottish striker that is one of seven Scottish men to have scored over 350 goals. Hugh Ferguson started his career at Motherwell, where he made a name for himself. He also played for Cardiff and Dundee. Even though Hugh Ferguson is a Scottish legend, his legacy cannot be matched with the one left by the great Sir Alex. In his playing career he also played as a striker, playing for Dunfermline and Rangers. He was the league's top scorer in the 1965/1966 season for Dunfermline. However his playing career cannot be matched with his managerial career. He started his managerial career in Scottish clubs St. Mirren and East Stirlingshire. His first successes however where made in Aberdeen, where he won the Scottish championship three times, the Scottish cup four times and the UEFA Cup Winners Cup once in 1983. He also managed Scotland when he took them to the 1986 World Cup. Following that Sir Alex was appointed by Manchester United as their manager, where he retired, thus managing only UK football clubs in his entire career.
Manchester United in Ferguson Era
Sir Alex Ferguson is the longest serving manager that Manchester United had in their history. He was appointed as their manager on the 6th of November in 1986. However, Sir Alex faced a rocky start to his Manchester United career. He only managed to finish second once in his first couple of years in charge. When he took over, there was a serious lack of discipline and fitness in the United ranks. He quickly started to work on that and over the course of his reign as United manager he got a reputation of being a very strict coach. Another thing that Fergie did great at Manchester United is the way he got involved in the youth system of the club. He managed to make the most of the clubs youth facilities and upgraded them in the process, a choice that seemed to bring results in the long run. Sir Alex Ferguson won his first league title with United in the 92/93 season. During his 26 reign and United he's won 38 trophies. His collection includes 13 Premier league titles, 5 FA cups and 2 Champions League titles. Sir Alex was knighted in 1999 and on 5th of November the Old Trafford North Stand was renamed the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand in his honor. United have always been among top UK football clubs, but Sir Alex took it to a whole new level and made them one of the biggest UK football clubs today. However his playing career cannot be matched with his managerial career. He started his managerial career in Scottish clubs St. Mirren and East Stirlingshire. His first successes however where made in Aberdeen, where he won the Scottish championship three times, the Scottish cup four times and the UEFA Cup Winners Cup once in 1983. He also managed Scotland when he took them to the 1986 World Cup. Following that Sir Alex was appointed by Manchester United as their manager, where he retired, thus managing only UK football clubs in his entire career.
Uk Football (Soccer) Teams
There are many football tournaments worldwide, but the most eye catching is definitely the European Champions League. The final of this tournament is to be played in May and it is estimated that around 200 million viewers will be watching the live broadcast. Some of them will follow the event through TV, others will use streaming services and some will just see the final score over the internet.
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