What is the net worth of Sir Alex Ferguson? Learn about his family, records, career and more


Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the greatest managers of all-time and here is all about his net worth and more.

Net Worth (2023) $70million
Salary NA
Age 79
Date of Birth 31 December, 1941
Major clubs managed Manchester United, Aberdeen, Scotland

Net worth

The net worth of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2020 is estimated to be around $70million. He managed to earn most of this during his years of being at the helm Manchester United. After retiring in 2013, he does not receive any payment for his services as a football manager.

However, he currently holds the position of Global Ambassador for United which shells out a whopping $144,000 per day for promoting the Red Devils.

Playing Career

Sir Alex Ferguson’s playing career began as an amateur with Queen’s Park, where he made his debut as a striker at the age of 16. He played for Queen’s Park for 31 games and scored 20 goals, but he was unable to maintain a regular position and went to St Johnstone in 1960. He mixed playing part-time football with working at a shipyard. He eventually recorded a hat-trick against the Rangers, which helped him get attention.

He joined Dunfermline as a full-time professional in 1964, and there he enjoyed a productive season, tallying 45 goals in 51 games. Later, he transferred to Rangers for a Scottish club record transfer fee of £65,000. His tenure with the Rangers was plagued by inconsistent play and controversy, including claims of bias because of his wife’s Catholic faith.

Ferguson’s only foreign experience came from a 1967 trip abroad with Scotland, which wasn’t immediately acknowledged as a full international tour. Ferguson, however, received a belated international cap in 2021 after some of these games were retroactively designated as internationals.

Following stints with different clubs, Ferguson announced his retirement from playing in 1974. He then began an extremely successful coaching career.

Managerial Career

Sir Alex Ferguson was appointed as the manager of Manchester United in the November of 1986. During his 26 years with Manchester United he won 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, and two UEFA Champions League titles.

Sir Alex Ferguson in the parade ring at Cheltenham Racecourse on January 01, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Ferguson is the most decorated Premier League manager in its history. He was credited by finding and giving tutelage to players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, David Beckham, Gary Neville, Robin van Persie, Paul Scholes among others. The Scot enjoys a father-like presence amongst the players in the dressing room and outside it.

Ferguson was knighted in the 1999 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his services to the game. The Scot is the longest-serving manager of Manchester United, having overtaken Sir Matt Busby’s record on 19 December 2010.

He retired from management at the end of the 2012–13 season, having won the Premier League in his final season. He was also the manager of the Scottish National Team from 1985 to 1986. In 1974, he managed East Stirlingshire for a single season. From 1974 to 1978 he was the gaffer for St Mirren and from 1978 to 1986, he was at the Scottish club, Aberdeen.

Sir Alex Ferguson has a net worth of $70 million. (Photo by Sam Tabone/Getty Images)

Personal Life

Sir Alex Ferguson currently lives in Wilmslow, Cheshire, England with his childhood sweetheart and current wife, Cathy Holding. The couple got married in 1966 in Scotland.

They have three sons: Mark who was born in 1968; and a pair of twins, Darren, born in 1972, who was also a professional footballer and is currently the manager of Peterborough United. The other twin, Jason, currently runs an events management company after an unsuccessful stint as a player and manager.

Darren Ferguson, son of Sir Alex Ferguson. (Photo by Matt McNulty/Getty Images)

Ferguson was awarded an honorary bachelor of business administration degree by the Manchester Metropolitan University in 2009 for his contributions to the city of Manchester and the game of football.

Published Works

Sir Alex Ferguson had written a number of books throughout his career. Most of them are centric around his Manchester United days and managerial mindset.

He has authored the following books: 6 Years at United, Mainstream.  Just Champion!,  A Year in the Life: The Manager’s Diary, A Will to Win: The Manager’s Diary, The Unique Treble, Managing My Life: The Autobiography, My Autobiography: Life of Sir Alex Ferguson,  Leading: Lessons in leadership from the Legendary Manchester United manager.

Sponsorships and Endorsements

There are no known active sponsorships and endorsements to which Sir Alex Ferguson abides by. He actively discouraged players from taking up sponsorship and endorsement deals as they would distract them from their games.

Alex Ferguson poses on his arrival to attend the premiere of the documentary ‘Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In’. (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)

Most Manchester United players confirm this fact and this has even escalated into a minor tussle with Wayne Rooney with whom the Scottish manager was very adamant to not sign more than 5 sponsorship deals.

Charitable Work

Ferguson has always been a staunch supporter for Scottish nationalism and but has advocated for staying in the United Kingdom.

He has been working with UNICEF, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Willow Foundation and Sport Relief for more than a decade. The Scot has also been the Goodwill Ambassador for Football Association.

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