Matt Busby

1909 - 1994

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Sir Alexander Matthew Busby, CBE, KCSG (26 May 1909 – 20 January 1994) was a Scottish football player and manager, who managed Manchester United between 1945 and 1969 and again for the second half of the 1970–71 season. He was the first manager of an English team to win the European Cup and is widely regarded as one of the greatest managers of all time.Before going into management, Busby was a player for two of Manchester United's greatest rivals, Manchester City and Liverpool. During his time at City, Busby played in two FA Cup Finals, winning one of them. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Matt Busby has received more than 1,625,122 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Matt Busby is the 42nd most popular coach (down from 33rd in 2019), the 815th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 562nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Coach.

Matt Busby was a Scottish football player and manager. He is most famous for his time as manager of Manchester United, where he led the team to three European Cups, four league titles, two FA Cups, and one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.

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Among coaches, Matt Busby ranks 42 out of 329Before him are Miroslav Blažević, Diego Simeone, Óscar Tabárez, Tomislav Ivić, Bernd Schuster, and Vicente Feola. After him are Manuel Pellegrini, Bill Shankly, Jean-Pierre Papin, Enzo Bearzot, Sven-Göran Eriksson, and Hugo Sánchez.

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Among people born in 1909, Matt Busby ranks 37Before him are Aleksandar Ranković, Leo Fender, Hélder Câmara, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Oldřich Nejedlý, and Vicente Feola. After him are Yiannis Ritsos, Virginia Apgar, Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Norberto Bobbio, Edward Tatum, and Hideo Sakai. Among people deceased in 1994, Matt Busby ranks 50Before him are Roland Ratzenberger, Pujie, Witold Lutosławski, Julian Schwinger, Jean-Louis Barrault, and Sergei Bondarchuk. After him are György Cziffra, Cesar Romero, Richard Laurence Millington Synge, Niels Kaj Jerne, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, and Sebastian Shaw.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Matt Busby ranks 815 out of 6,924Before him are Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire (1480), Marty Feldman (1934), Robert Powell (1944), Malcolm III of Scotland (1031), Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (1982), and Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales (1473). After him are Mary Anning (1799), Edward Kelley (1555), Benedict Cumberbatch (1976), Robert FitzRoy (1805), Archibald Hill (1886), and Leonora Carrington (1917).

Among COACHES In United Kingdom

Among coaches born in United Kingdom, Matt Busby ranks 2Before him are Alex Ferguson (1941). After him are Bill Shankly (1913), Roy Hodgson (1947), David Moyes (1963), Harry Redknapp (1947), Gareth Southgate (1970), Brendan Rodgers (1973), Chris Coleman (1970), Martin O'Neill (1952), Alan Pardew (1961), and Stuart Baxter (1953).