A list of all Sir Alex Ferguson's trophies, awards and achievements

A list of all Sir Alex Ferguson's trophies, awards and achievements

Grace Waruguru
updated at June 20, 2023 at 10:26 AM

Alex Ferguson's trophies tell of a successful career that distinguishes him as a global manager and coach, setting one of the best records in football history. The 81-year-old started his professional career at 16 with Queen's Park Football Club. What are some of Ferguson's notable career achievements? Check this out.

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Sir Alex Ferguson celebrates with the Premier League trophy after the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013, in Manchester, England. Photo: Alex Livesey
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Ferguson served Manchester United as a coach for 27 years, from 1986 to 2013. His awards and achievements earned him a top badge, ranking him among the highest-paid football coaches. The retired manager has won more trophies than any other manager in football history. Let us delve into Alex Ferguson's trophies throughout the year.

Sir Alex Ferguson's trophies

Since his years as a player, Ferguson has performed exceptionally well in all the teams he joined. The retired sportsman has over 49 trophies to his name in different capacities. Here are all of Alex Ferguson's trophies:

Sir Alex Ferguson's trophies as a player

Since his maiden game in 1957, Alex has won two titles as a football player. These are:

  • Second Division title with St Johnstone in 1962
  • Second Division title with Falkirk in 1696

Alex Ferguson's trophies as manager

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Alex Ferguson kisses the European Cup on his return to Manchester after victory in the UEFA Champions League final against Bayern Munich on May 27, 1999. Photo: Ben Radford
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Ferguson's debut as a manager was in 1974 when he joined East Stirlingshire. His managerial career continued until 2013, when he retired from Manchester United. Here are Sir Alex Ferguson's trophies by year:

St Mirren

Alex managed the team from 1974 to 1978. The team won the 1966 Scottish Football League, Second Division.

Aberdeen FC

Sir Alex was appointed as the Aberdeen manager in 1978. Here are Alex Ferguson's trophies at Aberdeen:

  • Scottish Football League - 1979, 1983, 1984
  • Scottish Cup - 1981, 1982, 1983
  • European Cup Winners’ Cup - 1982
  • European Super Cup - 1983
  • Scottish League Cup - 1985
  • UEFA Super Cup - 1983

Manchester United

Sir Alex Ferguson trophies by year
Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United poses with the Premier League trophy at the start of the Premier League trophy winners parade on May 13, 2013, in Manchester, England. Photo: Matthew Peters
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Ferguson's longest managerial term was at Old Trafford. His first three seasons with Manchester United went without a championship. Here are Sir Alex Ferguson's trophies with Manchester United throughout his tenure:

  • English FA Cup - 1990, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2004
  • European Super Cup - 1991
  • League Cup - 2006, 2009, 2010
  • Charity Shield - 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013
  • Intercontinental Cup - 1999
  • English Super Cup - 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011
  • English League - 1991, 2005, 2008, 2009
  • Premier League - 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013
  • Europapokal Der Pokalsieger Sieger - 1990
  • UEFA Super Cup - 1991
  • UEFA Europa League - 2017
  • English Championship - 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012
  • FIFA Club World Cup winner - 2008
  • Champions League - 1999, 2008
  • World's Best Club Coach - 1998, 2007

How many trophies have Man United won since Alex Ferguson retired?

Sir Alex Ferguson trophies as a player
Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United poses with the Barclays Manager of the Season award at Carrington Training Ground on May 20, 2011, in Manchester, England. Photo: John Peters
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Fergie, as he is commonly known, retired from Manchester United in May 2013. However, he remained as the franchise's director and club ambassador. After his departure, David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have served the club.

The current team manager is Erik Ten Hag. Unfortunately, none of Ferguson's successors have attained his achievements. Since 2013 the Red Devils have won four titles:

  • FA Cup - 2016
  • Europa League - 2017
  • League Cup - 2017
  • Carabao Title - 2023

Who has the most Premier League titles as a manager?

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Sir Alex Ferguson kisses the Premier League trophy after the Manchester United versus Swansea City FA Premier League match at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013, in Manchester, England Photo: Tom Jenkins
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Besides the trophies Sir Alex Ferguson has won, he boasts the highest number of Premier League wins (13). In addition, he is also recognized as one of the best managers in British history. In his honour, there is an Alex Ferguson stand at Old Trafford and a statue outside the ground. He was inducted into the English Hall of Fame in 2002.

Sir Alex Ferguson's trophies list and his record of achievements have granted him global recognition and an unmatched record. His efforts put Manchester United on the worldwide scene, and the team's diehards will look out to watch the team's performance in future seasons.

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Grace has over 4 years of experience in article writing and digital media content creation for various local and global brands. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication (Public Relations) from Daystar University, Kenya.