Rare photos of Alex Ferguson’s career including ones from over 50 years ago
Alex Ferguson was involved in football for over 50 years and continues to go to Manchester United games at the age of 77.
He began as a player at Queens Park in 1957 and played for a number of Scottish clubs including Rangers and Dunfermline, before retiring in 1974.
He began his illustrious managerial career at East Stirlingshire, then moved on to St Mirren and eventually Aberdeen where he won, among other trophies, the Cup Winners’ Cup.
His success in Scotland got him the move to Manchester United and, well, the rest is history.
Here we have a look back at some of the rarer photos taken which document the life and times of one of football’s greatest ever coaches, from the early 60’s right up to when he was in full flow at Old Trafford.
And we start with a fresh faced looking Sir Alex reading a newspaper in which he is the star man.
The Man Who Shook Rangers
Sir Alex Ferguson was on the brink of giving up football and moving to Canada when he scored a hat-trick for St Johnstone against Rangers. Those goals persuaded him to begin his climb to the pinnacle in British football.