Sir Alex Ferguson factfile: All 49 trophies from the Scot’s 39-year career

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Somalilandsun – Sir Alex Ferguson has announced his retirement from football management at the age of 71. He has ended a 39-year spell as a boss and has brought down the curtain on 27 years at Manchester United.

Here is the list of every trophy the former East Stirlingshire, St Mirren, Aberdeen and Manchester United boss has won during his career.

St Mirren

Scottish First Division (1): 1976-77.

Aberdeen

Scottish Premier Division (3): 1979-80, 1983-84, 1984-85.

Scottish Cup (4): 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1985-86.

Scottish League Cup (1): 1985-86.

European Cup Winners’ Cup (1): 1982-83.

European Super Cup (1): 1983.

Manchester United.

Premier League (13): 1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2012-13.

FA Cup (5): 1989-90, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1998-99, 2003-04.

League Cup (4): 1991-92, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-10.

Charity/Community Shield (10): 1990 (shared), 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011.

Champions League (2): 1998-99, 2007-08.

European Cup Winners’ Cup (1): 1990-91.

European Super Cup (1): 1991.

Intercontinental Cup (1): 1999.

FIFA Club World Cup (1): 2008.

Here is Ferguson’s career profiled from a player through to his trophy-laden years at Old Trafford.

1941

Born December 31 in Govan, Glasgow.

1957

Joins Queen’s Park as amateur while apprentice toolmaker in Glasgow factory.

1960

Joins St Johnstone as part-timer.

1964

Quits toolmaking to join Dunfermline.

1967

Moves to Rangers for £65,000.

1969

Another move, this time to Falkirk, for £20,000.

1973

Joins Ayr, returning to part-time ranks while running his Glasgow pub.

1974

Appointed manager of East Stirling in September, but moves to St Mirren three months later.

1978

Sacked by St Mirren and appointed at Aberdeen as successor to Billy McNeill.

1980

First managerial honour as Aberdeen win Scottish championship.

1982

Aberdeen win the Scottish Cup, beating Rangers 4-1.

1983

Aberdeen retain Scottish Cup, this time beating Rangers 1-0, and defeat Real Madrid 2-1 in Gothenburg to lift European Cup Winners’ Cup.

1984

Aberdeen win League and Cup double, beating Celtic 2-1 in the Cup final. Ferguson awarded OBE.

1985

Appointed caretaker manager of Scotland following death of Jock Stein during Wales v Scotland World Cup qualifier.

1986

Scotland bow out of Mexico World Cup after first round. Ferguson leaves Aberdeen to take over at Manchester United after sacking of Ron Atkinson.

1989

Breaks British transfer record to sign Gary Pallister for £2.3million from Middlesbrough.

1990

First trophy at Old Trafford as United beat Crystal Palace 1-0 in an FA Cup final replay after a 3-3 draw.

1991

United beat Barcelona 2-1 in Rotterdam to win Cup Winners’ Cup.

1992

European Super Cup arrives at Old Trafford as United beat Red Star Belgrade, while first League Cup triumph booked with 1-0 defeat of Nottingham Forest. Championship dream dies as Leeds overhaul United in final weeks of the season.

1993

Old Trafford’s 26-year wait for title is ended as United finish 10 points clear of Aston Villa to win inaugural Premier League title; Signs Roy Keane from Nottingham Forest for British transfer record £3.75million.

1994

United become only sixth team to complete championship and FA Cup double.

1995

Breaks British transfer record again to sign Andy Cole from Newcastle for £7million; United finish runners-up to Blackburn in the league and Everton in the FA Cup.

1996

United become the first club ever to complete the championship and FA Cup double twice, overcoming one-time runaway leaders Newcastle in the Premier League and then beating Liverpool 1-0 at Wembley.

1997

Claims fourth championship title in five seasons.

1998

Finishes season trophyless as Arsenal win double.

1999

Leads United to the treble of European Cup, Premier League and FA Cup; Knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

2000

Guides United to a sixth Premier League title, finishing the campaign 18 points clear of Arsenal.

2001

Wins seventh title in nine years.

2002

Changes plans to retire to sign a new three-year deal as United manager; United finish outside top two in Premier League for first time.

2003

Involved in dressing room bust-up with star player David Beckham, who it emerges was cut in the face by a boot kicked by Ferguson in frustration.

Courts controversy by claiming Champions League draw is fixed; United win title again; Launches a legal action against major United shareholder John Magnier over stud rights to top racehorse Rock of Gibraltar.

2004

United win FA Cup with victory over Millwall in final; Signs Everton star Wayne Rooney for a fee which could rise to £27million.

2005

United lose FA Cup final to Arsenal on penalties.

2006

Wins the League Cup for only the second time thanks to a 4-0 thrashing of Wigan.

2007

Wins first Premier League title for four years but United are denied the double after FA Cup final defeat to Chelsea.

2008

Beats Chelsea to the Premier League title again before defeating the Blues on penalties in the Champions League final in Moscow. United subsequently add the Club World Cup before the end of the year.

2009

Retains Premier League title having already won the League Cup against Tottenham. United reach Champions League final in Rome but lose to Barcelona 2-0.

2010

Forced to settle for just the League Cup, against Aston Villa, as Carlo Ancelotti helps Chelsea reclaim the title; becomes United’s longest-serving manager.

2011

Given a five-match touchline ban and a £30,000 fine for his verbal attack on referee Martin Atkinson at Chelsea in February.

“You want a fair referee, or a strong referee anyway – and we didn’t get that,” said Ferguson in the aftermath of the 2-1 defeat. “I must say, when I saw who the referee was I feared it. I feared the worst.”

2012

May – United are pipped to the Premier League title on a dramatic final day of the season, with bitter rivals Manchester City instead taking top spot on goal difference.

September – Ferguson manages his 1000th league game with United against Southampton. Two weeks later, he wins his 100th game in the Champions League be beating Galatasaray at Old Trafford.

2013

April 22 – United land a record 20th league title with a 3-0 win over Aston Villa.

May 8 – United announce he will retire at the end of the season.

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