In the tenth round of the “Football Stories” column, let me tell you the story of a coach who over the years has become a real legend in European football. Sir Alex Ferguson.
Alex was born on 31 December 1941 in Glasgow to a working class family. His father was a former Glentoran footballer who worked as a laborer at a shipyard. Alex grew up in Govan, a suburb of the Scottish capital, was a schoolteacher at a school where he failed both primary and high school. He decides to make a career as an apprentice, he became obsessed with football where it gave him a good chance, in fact he became a footballer but also went to work in the factory. In 1964, after six years he managed to obtain the Apprentice Diploma.
Ferguson’s football career began in 1958 with the Queens Park amateurs. Two years later until 1964, he moved to St Johnstone where they would win the Scottish First Division. Also that year, he moved to Dumferline. In 1967 he moved to Rangers (one of the most prestigious clubs in Scotland) gerso Collects 41 appearances and 25 goals scored; The Scots remained with the Scots for two years until 1969 when the team would lose against Celtic (Ranger’s rival club) in the final of the Scottish Cup. At the same time, Ferguson moved to Falkirk, where he would take home his second Scottish First Division. His football career would end at Air United in the 1973–1974 vintage.
After experience as a footballer, Ferguson decided to Build a career as a coach with East Stringshire. Then he moved to St. Mirren and here he began to demonstrate his skills, in fact in 1977 he manages to bring them Friend In the Scottish top flight. Other experiences will cover Ferguson at home, including with Aberdeen. From here the winning cycle will begin. In 1980 they won the Scottish Championship by beating Celtic by just one point, two years later they won the Scottish Cup in the final against Rangers. Next season he will conquer a historian triple, He would first win the Scottish Cup, the Cup Winners’ Cup and finally the European Super Cup. In 1984 it will also win double The National Championship-Cup and the last Scottish title would come in 1985. Ferguson will be together the dons until 1986 where it would take home the last two trophies: the Scottish Cup and the League Cup.
In addition to coaching Aberdeen, Ferguson will take on another assignment, As coach of the Scottish national team. This assignment would run from 1985 to 1986. During his experience, he will lead tartan army In the final of the 1986 World Cup which took place in Mexico. Thus inherited the role of Scotland coach from Jock Stein, but without Kenny Dalglish (out due to injury) and Alan Hansen (out of Ferguson for technical choice), Scotland finished in the first round.
On 6 November 1986, turnManchester United decided to sign Alex Ferguson to replace the sacked Ron Atkinson. who came red Devils Another winning cycle will begin. In fact, the first trophy would come after three and a half years in 1990, influenced by the style of play and training method created by Marcelo Lippi’s Juventus. In the 1998-1999 vintage it would win the second treble (Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League). Yes, Champions League; What happens in that 44th edition of the biggest European competition? Manchester United eliminated Inter in the quarter-finals and Juventus in the semi-finals after passing the group stage. Bayern Munich in the final match Would be incredible at Camp Nou. The Red Devils manage to win that daring final thanks to goals from Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the final minutes. Other victories will accompany Manchester including: the last Champions League in the 2007–2008 vintage in the Community Shield, the Premier League and Moscow Knight. In 2010 it reached a historic record, reaching 8811 benches, thus beating Matt Busby’s record. I. his adventure with red Devils 2013, where he would announce his retirement from football at the end of the season. it ends like this a circle fergusoniano With the loot of 38 national and international trophies, England fans will always remember this man who wrote a beautiful story.
Alex Ferguson has launched many talented players who have become real stars in the future. I will mention a few:
- David Beckham
- Paul Scholes
- Ryan Giggs
- gary neville
- Phil Neville
- Gerard Piqué
- wes brown
- nikki butt
- paul pogba
- Wayne Rooney
- Roy Keane
- Ole Gunnar Solskjöri
- Giuseppe Rossi
- federico macheda
But one player Ferguson pitched was a Portuguese kid bought by Sporting Lisbon, His name is Cristiano Ronaldo. Yes, the relationship between the Portuguese striker and the Scottish coach remains special, Because if he is considered one of the best players in the world today, it is also because of him. Indeed, the coach was impressed by Ronaldo’s qualities, he became a reference point for the English team for years to come. Thanks to him, he was able to win nine trophies but most His first Ballon d’Or.
A maestro who has dedicated his life on the Manchester court to the world of football and is proud of this great work.
A hug to the Tifosino.
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