Sir Alexander Chapman “Alex” Ferguson is a former Scottish soccer manager and player, who biggest claim to fame was arguably managing Machester United from 1986 to 2013, often being considered one of the most successful managers of all time. Let’s take a look at his life and career over the years, starting with his net worth!
Sir Alex Ferguson Net Worth: $60 Million
Sir Alex Ferguson’s net worth is estimated to be around $60 million when converted to American dollars. He is even considered to be the richest football manager in Britain! Let’s take a look at his life over the years to see just how he came so far!
The Early Years
Ferguson was born and raised in Govan, a district in Glasgow, Scotland. He started his career in soccer with local amateur clubs, like Drumchapel Amateurs, before moving on to start as an amateur with Queen’s Park Football Club, making his debut as a striker at age 16, also later joining the Rangers Football Club and the Falkirk Football Club. In 1974, he finished his playing career with a transfer to Ayr United.
In 1974, Ferguson started his managerial career was made the manager of East Stirlingshire Football Club. That same year, he was invited to manage St. Mirren until 1978. By 1977, he turned down an offer for the manager’s job at Aberdeen, which ultimately went to Billy McNeill, who himself left after only a year, opening it up to Ferguson once again, with him ultimately joining the following year anyway. Garnering his reputation as a disciplinarian, he notably turned down an offer to manage the Wolverhampton Wanderers, although this would mark the beginnings of his transition to England.
By late 1986, Ferguson was appointed the manager for Manchester United at Old Trafford stadium. His success with the team even earned him a title! In 1999, Ferguson was knighted during the Queen’s Birthday Honors list for his service to the game.
Proving to be a large part of his career, Ferguson announced his intentions to retire as manager as late as the end of the 2013 season, although he initially remained at the club as a director and club ambassador. The same year, he released his own autobiography, simply titled My Autobiography. In 2018, he also underwent an emergency surgery after enduring a brain hemorrhage.