Birthday: December 31, 1941

Birthplace: the U.K.

Profession: Football Coach

Sir Alexander Ferguson is the most successful manager in the history of British football. He managed Manchester United from 1986 to 2013, having led the club to win 13 Premier League titles.

Having spent all of his playing career in Scotland, in 1974, Sir Alex Ferguson first went into management with East Stirlingshire before managing St Mirren in the same year when he transformed a Second Division team into the First Division champions in 1977.

His reputation is further enhanced at Aberdeen, where he led the club to top-flight titles four times, four Scottish Cups, and triumphs in the UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.

Replacing Ron Atkinson at Old Trafford in 1986, Ferguson won his first FA Cup four years later and also earned another UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and UEFA Super Cup.

Ferguson ended Man Utd’s long wait during 26 years for a top-flight title in the UEFA Premier League season of 1992/93. Over the next two decades, he went on to succeed and retired at the end of the 2012/13 campaign.

During his coaching at the Red Devil, Ferguson also won the FA Cup on five occasions and the League Cup four times. Under his management, Man Utd also claimed two UEFA Champions League trophies, including the 1999 win in Barcelona in a 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich.

The 13th Premier League title and 20th top-flight triumph of Man Utd came with four matches to spare in 2012/13 when Ferguson managed the club 800 Premier League matches and 1,400 matches in all competitions.

In total, during his time in charge at Old Trafford, he lifted more than 30 trophies. Moreover, Sir Alex won Premier League Manager of the Season 11 times, picked up the monthly accolade on 27 occasions, as well as numerous other individual awards such as LMA Manager of the Decade and LMA Manager of the Year.