Aberdeen have commissioned a statue to commemorate the immense contribution of Sir Alex Ferguson to the club. Sir Alex managed Aberdeen from 1978-1986 and won three leagues with the club. He also won four Scottish Cups and one Scottish League Cup. in spite of his success domestically, his greatest achievement was beating Real Madrid in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. Aberdeen then went on to lift the Super Cup over two legs beating Hamburg.
“I am thrilled and honoured by this recognition from Aberdeen Football Club, where I spent a fantastic and memorable part of my managerial career,” former Aberdeen manager Sir Alex Ferguson said. “I am particularly pleased with the image the club has chosen to base the statue on and with the choice of a sculptor whose recent work is incredibly lifelike. I can’t wait to see it!”
The statue will be sculpted by Andy Edwards will be made out of bronze. It will be based on a photograph taken in 1980 after their title win at easter road. the location will be outside the Richard Donald Stand. Aberdeen are planning other statues for different legends of the club.
“Sir Alex’s contribution to the club was immense and it’s fitting that we honour him in this way.” Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack said. “His arrival at Pittodrie heralded the start of the most successful period in the club’s history and put Aberdeen firmly on the football map of Europe. The year after next marks the 40th anniversary of our European Cup Winners’ Cup triumph in Gothenburg, along with winning the European Super Cup, so while this honour is long overdue, it comes at a fitting time.”