Matt Busby
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Personal information
Full name Alexander Matthew Busby
Date of birth May 26, 1909(1909-05-26)
Place of birth    Orbiston, Flag of Scotland Scotland
Date of death    20 January 1994(1994-01-20) (aged 84)
Place of death    Cheadle, Flag of England England
Playing position Right half
Inside forward
Youth clubs
1928 Denny Hibs
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1928–1936
1936–1941
1941–1943
Total
Manchester City
Liverpool
Hibernian (guest)
 
204 0(11)
115 00(3)
0000(0)
319 0(14)   
National team
1933
1941
Scotland
Scottish League XI
0000(0)
0000(0)
Teams managed
1945–1969
1948
1958
1970–1971
Manchester United
Great Britain
Scotland
Manchester United

Matt Busby (26 May 1909 - 20 January 1994) was a former Scottish footballer and manager most notorious for managing Manchester United between 1946 and 1969 and he later returned for half of the 70/71 season. His lengthy time at Man United has been surpassed by only Alex Ferguson.

During Matt's playing career he player for two of Man United's biggest rivals - Liverpool and Man City - and also had a short spell at Hibernian scoring a total 14 goals in 319 appearances.

Matt was appointed manager of Man United in 1945 on a five-year contract and in 1948 he won the FA Cup and then in 1952 he won the league championship. He started to bring in youngsters into the squad, influencing the nickname Busby Babes, such as Duncan Edwards and Jackie Blanchflower

Matt also managed the Great British side at the 1948 Olympics, losing 3-1 in the semi-finals to Yugoslavia

External links

Manchester United Football Club - Managers

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