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THE FERGIE FILES: From East Stirlingshire to St Mirren to Aberdeen to Man Utd

Sir Alex Ferguson spent the best part of the last four decades as a manager of football clubs in Britain.

The 71-year old Scotsman kicked off his managerial career with East Stirlingshire in 1974 before moving on to St Mirren in the same year.

Four years later he headed to Aberdeen where he led the Dons to the 1983 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup which was the first of many massive triumphs throughout his days as a gaffer.

It was his success at Pittodrie which alerted Manchester United and he was appointed in 1986 after a stint as boss of the Scotland national team.

On Wednesday, Fergie called time on his 26-year reign at Old Trafford which brought the curtain on an unprecedentedly successful career.

Below is a rundown of the 49 trophies the man from Glasgow lifted during his days in charge of the Buddies, the Dons and the Red Devils.

St Mirren

Scottish First Division: 1976-77 (x1)


Scottish Premier Division: 1979-80, 1983-84, 1985-86 (x3) Scottish Cup: 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1985-86 (x4) Scottish League Cup: 1985-86 (x1) UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1982-83 (x1) UEFA Super Cup: 1983 (x1)

Manchester United

English Premier League: 1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2012-13 (x13) FA Cup: 1989-90, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1998-99, 2003-04 (x5) League Cup: 1991-92, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-10 (x4) FA Charity/Community Shield: 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 (x10) UEFA Champions League: 1998-99, 2007-08 (x2) UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1990-91 (x1) UEFA Super Cup: 1991 (x1) Intercontinental Cup: 1999 (x1) FIFA Club World Cup: 2008 (x1)

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