Sir Alex Ferguson was born in Glasgow in 1941. He is married with three sons. His playing career began when he joined Queens Park in 1958. His managerial career began in 1974 when he joined East Stirling. In 1978, Sir Alex became manager of Aberdeen, and was Manager of Scotland from October 1985 until June 1986. He has been awarded the freedom of the cities of Manchester, Aberdeen and Glasgow. He was awarded on OBE and later a CBE, and was Knighted in 1999 for services to football.