Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson was born on 31 December 1941, in Govan, Glasgow Scotland. He is a former professional football player, but best known as one of the outstanding managers of football teams in the world, of Manchester United from 1986 to 2013. Nowadays, he is retired as a manager, but still remains a part of the team as club ambassador and director.
Sir Alex Ferguson Net Worth $50 Million
So how rich exactly is Sir Alex Ferguson? Sources estimate that Sir Alex’s current net worth is $50 million, most of his net worth having been accumulated because of his work as the manager of the Aberdeen and Manchester United teams.
Alex Ferguson’s career as a football player began when he was still a teenager – at the age of 16 he was signed as a striker in the Queen’s Park team, but soon moved to St Johnstone, and then to Dunfermline in 1964. After that he played for Rangers, being signed for a record transfer fee, then Falkirk where he was both a player and a coach. The last team in which he played as a professional was Ayr United. Overall, Alex played 317 first team games, and scored 171 goals.
Sir Alex Ferguson began his career as a team manager in 1974: he managed of East Stirlingshire for a year, then St Mirren for four years before being fired. He became manager of Aberdeen in 1978, and some of the most successful years in his career followed, as he helped them to win the Scottish League, and defeat Real Madrid in the European Cup Winners’ Cup. Alex was subsequently chosen as the coach of the Scottish national team for the World Cup in 1986. All these positions consistently added to Sir Alex’s net worth.
Following the World Cup, Sir Alex began working as the manager of Manchester United, which is undoubtedly the position that has added the most to his net worth. Ferguson stayed in this position for 17 years, during which period the team was extremely successful in winning 49 trophies, including the English Premier League 13 times, FA Cup five times, League Cup four times, and European Cup twice. Needless to say, these consistently outstanding achievements added very significant amounts to Sir Alex Ferguson’s net worth, as the most successful British football manager in history. For his skill, Sir Alex was rewarded with many football honours, including English Premier League manager of the year 11 times, and world manager of the year four times. He was also the first inductee into the English Footbal Hall of Fame in 2002, but the most significant is the Knighthood bestowed on him by Queen Elizabeth II in 1999.
Sir Alex retired from management in 2013, but remains involved in football as the Vice-President of the National Football Museum in Manchester and a member of the League Managers Association.
In his personal life, Sir Alex Ferguson has been married to Cathy Ferguson since 1966, they have three sons. Sir Alex has never been one to hide his political views – he is a self-described socialist and one of the biggest financial donors and supporters of the Labour party. In 1998 he received an Honorary Master’s degree in Business Administration from Manchester Metropolitan University, and in 2009 an Honorary Doctorate from the same university.