Alex Ferguson’s Net Worth, Manager, Player, Socialist, Married, Children

Published Date   20th Feb. 2018, 13:05 pm
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Quick Info
Birth Name: Alexander Chapman Ferguson
Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland
Birth Sign: Sagittarius
Father: Alexander Beaton Ferguson
Mother: Elizabeth Ferguson
Spouse: Cathy Ferguson
Height: 5 feet and 11 Inch (1.8 m)
Ethnicity: White
Eye Color: Grey
Hair Color: White
Date of Birth: 31/12/1941
Age: 82 years old
Nationality: British, Scottish
Net Worth: $50 million
Qualification: Honorary Doctorate Business Administration

Alex Ferguson is a former Manager of Manchester United. He is one of the excellent and most successful managers of all time. Ferguson is popular as a former Scottish Soccer Player. Besides, a  professional football player and manager, he is a husband and the father of three children.

Early Life and Education

Alexander Chapman Ferguson was born on December 31, 1941. He was born in his grandmother’s home on Shield Hall Road in Govan (district of the southwestern city of Glasgow, Scotland).

Alex is the first child of Alexander Beaton Ferguson and Elizabeth Ferguson. He grew up on a tenement Road at 667 Govan Road along with his younger brother, Martin. He spent his early age kicking around a football with his dad most of the time.

Ferguson joined Broomloan Road Primary School following Govan High School to pursue higher education. In 2009, Alex attended Manchester Metropolitan University and received the Honorary Doctorate Business Administration.


Initially, Alex Ferguson began his career as a football player and then established as a football manager.

Alex as a Football Player

Ferguson had pursued his career as a footballer at the age of 16. He made his debut as a striker with Queen’s Park matching against Stranraer. Later, Ferguson moved to St Johnstone football club in 1960.

In 1964, he signed with Dunfermline football club. He became a full-time professional footballer. Later, Alexander joined Rangers for £65,000. Next, he joined Falkirk football club.

Finally, he played representing Ayr United. After shifting to Ayr United, he ended his football career in 1974.

Football Manager 

At the age of 32, Ferguson appointed as a manager of ‘East Stirlingshire’ in June 1974.  After his appointment, he uplifted the condition of the team. In October, the same year, he got an invitation from ‘St Mirren.’  He worked there from 1974 to 1978.

In June 1978, he joined Aberdeen as a manager. He was remarked as the most successful manager of all the time. He was offered for the manager post at ‘Arsenal,’ & ‘Liverpool.’ He also coached ‘Scottish National Side.’

Later, he joined to Manchester United in 1986. In 1989-90 Season, the team won the FA cup beating Crystal Palace. The team won the UEFA Cup Winners Cup and Super CupIn 1991.

In the 1998 to 99 Season, the team became the winner of UEFA Championship League. The team again won the FA Cup which was the final one under his management in 2004.

In 2008, the team won European Cup and Premier League in 2013. He announced his retirement on May 8, 2013, from manager post. But he remained at the club as the director and club ambassador.

During Alex Ferguson retirement, he was praised by UEFA president Michel Platini as a true visionary. Prime Minister David Cameron described him as a remarkable man in British Football.

Net Worth

According to Muzul, as of 2018, Sir Alex Ferguson’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million. In 2012, Alex also listed the richest-manager with salary $6.6m annually. As of 2013 and 2014, his salary was $10,500,000 and $3,250,000.

In terms of real estate, he has a house in Manchester worth of $10 million.

Alex Ferguson's net worth, manager

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Alex Ferguson’s house in Machester valued $10 million

Alex owns volt manufactured by Chevrolet valued $60,000. A professional career as the former athlete is the ultimate source of Alex Ferguson’s net worth.

Awards and Honors

 Alex Ferguson recognized as one of the most capable football coaches since the foundation of Union of European Association (UEFA).

During his leadership, St Mirren won Scottish First Division. Aberdeen won Scottish premier division, Scottish Cup, and UEFA super cup. Similarly, Manchester won 13 Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, UEFA Championship League, and FIFA World cup.

Besides these, individually, he won LMA manager of the decades in 1990. He won Premier League Manager of the Season for 11 times and Premier League Manager of the Month for 27 times.

Similarly, Ferguson was honored as IFFHS World’s Best Coach of the 21st Century (2012), World Soccer Magazine World Manager of the Year, and FIFA Presidential Award (2011).

Along with this, he won awards from Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1985, Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1995, Freedom of the City of Aberdeen in 1999, and Freedom of the Borough of Trafford in 2013.

Personal life

Currently, Ferguson is residing with his wife Cathy Ferguson. They married in 1966.

Alex Ferguson's Net Worth, Manager

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Sir Alex Ferguson’s appearance with his wife Cathy Ferguson during his retirement in 2013

The couple has three sons named Mark Ferguson, Darren Ferguson, and Jason Ferguson.

Alex Ferguson’s Personal Facts

Besides professional career, he is a self-described socialist. He was named as biggest donors to the Labour Party in 1998. He is a vocal supporter and funder of the Better Together campaign in 2014. This drive supports Scotland to remain as a part of the United Kingdom.

Sir Alex has a height of  5 feet and 11 Inch (1.8 m). His birth sign is Sagittarius. He holds several nationalities including British, Scottish and Welsh. Ferguson belongs to white ethnicity. He has grey eyes and white hair. He is active on Twitter since 2010.

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