Sir Alexander Chapman "Alex" Ferguson CBE, was born on 31 December 1941. He is regarded as one of the greatest and most successful managers of all time. 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. Ferguson was appointed manager of Manchester United in November 1986 and during his 26 years with the team 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.