Seven Crazy Facts That Tell You Why Sir Alex Ferguson Is Such A Legend

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Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson announced that he’s retiring today after 26 years as coach.

After he took over in 1986, he turned Man U into the best, most consistent team in England. He guided the club through English soccer’s exponential growth from a local game to a global business.

Manchester United wouldn’t be the worldwide brand they are today if it hadn’t been for him.

To get a sense of just how monumental a figure he was, take a look at these crazy facts:

  • He has coached Manchester United for longer than the Premier League has existed
  • In 1989, three years after he took over, the club┬ánearly sold for $31 million. Today┬áit’s valued at $3.2 billion
  • He has won nearly twice as many EPL titles (13) than every other team combined (7)
  • Before he got there, the club hadn’t won a title in 19 years
  • Since 1991, he has never finished lower than third in the EPL
  • He won 39 trophies (including this year’s title) in 26 years at Man U, including 13 EPL titles, 5 FA Cups, 4 League Cups, 10 Community Shields, 2 Champions League titles, 1 FIFA Club World Cup, 1 European Cup Winners’ Cup, 1 European Super Cup, and 1 Intercontinental Cup
  • Man U won 894 games and only lost 267 under him

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