Matt Busby

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Matt Busby
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Personal information
Full name Sir Alexander Matthew Busby
Date of birth (1909-05-26)26 May 1909
Place of birth Bellshill, Scotland
Date of death 20 January 1994(1994-01-20) (aged 84)
Position(s) Midfielder (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1928-1936
1936-1939
Manchester City
Liverpool
National team
1933 Scotland
Teams managed
1945-1969
1948
1958
1970-1971
Manchester United
United Kingdom
Scotland
Manchester United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sir Alexander Matthew Busby was a Scottish footballer and football manager. He played for Scotland national team. Busby managed Manchester United and led them to great success. Many people believe that Busby is one of the greatest football managers of all time.

As a player, Busby played for Manchester City and Liverpool. After his playing career, he went to manage Manchester United and built a great team called the Busby Babes. Eight of those players died in an airplane accident in Munich. This accident was called the Munich air disaster. But Busby again built a winning team after the disaster. He spent 25 years with Manchester United and won 13 trophies.

Club career statistics[change | change source]

Club statistics League CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoals
EnglandLeague FA CupTotal
1928-29 Manchester City First Division 0 0 - 0 0
1929-30 11 3 1 2 12 5
1930-31 20 0 1 0 21 0
1931-32 41 1 5 0 46 1
1932-33 39 1 7 1 46 2
1933-34 39 4 8 0 47 4
1934-35 35 1 1 0 36 1
1935-36 19 1 1 0 20 1
1935-36 Liverpool First Division 11 1 - 11 1
1936-37 29 1 1 0 30 1
1937-38 33 0 3 0 36 0
1938-39 42 1 3 0 45 1
1939-40 3 0 - 3 0
Country England 322 14 31 3 353 17
Total 322 14 31 3 353 17

International career statistics[change | change source]

Scotland national team
YearAppsGoals
1933 1 0
Total 1 0