Alex Ferguson


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Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson CBE (born 31 December 1941) is a Scottish former football manager and player, best known for managing Manchester United from 1986 to 2013. He is widely regarded as the greatest football manager of all time, and has won more trophies than any other manager in the history of football. Ferguson played as a forward for several Scottish clubs, including Dunfermline Athletic and Rangers. While playing for Dunfermline, he was the top goalscorer in the Scottish league in the 1965–66 season. Towards the end of his playing career he also worked as a coach, then started his managerial career with East Stirlingshire and St Mirren. Ferguson then enjoyed a highly successful period as manager of Aberdeen, winning three Scottish league championships, four Scottish Cups and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1983. He briefly managed Scotland following the death of Jock Stein, taking the team to the 1986 World Cup. Ferguson was appointed manager of Manchester United in November 1986. During his 26 years with Manchester United he won 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, and two UEFA Champions League titles. He was knighted in the 1999 Queen's Birthday Honours list for his services to the game. Ferguson is the longest-serving manager of Manchester United, having overtaken Sir Matt Busby's record on 19 December 2010. He retired from management at the end of the 2012–13 season, having won the Premier League in his final season.

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This plaque was unveiled by John Dalrymple, 14th Earl of Stair, and Alex Ferguson, MSP for the Galloway and West Dumfries to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the railway arriving at Stranraer Harbour 1st October 1862 - 1st October 2012 Portpatrick Railway Company 1861-1864 Caledonian Railway Company 1864-1885 Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Joint Committee 1885-1923 London Midland and Scottish Railway Company 1923–1947 British Transport Commission 1948 –1962 British Railways Board 1963–1997 National Express 1997– 2004 First ScotRail 2004 – Stranraer Harbour Station

Port Rodie, Stranraer, United Kingdom where they was