Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Manchester United Football Club

Manchester United Football Club is an English football club, based at Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and is arguably the most popular football club in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide;[1][2] average attendances at the club have been the higher than any other team in English football for all but six seasons since 1964-65.[3] The club is also one of the most successful in English football: for over twenty years, since the 1986/87 season, they have won 18 major honours, which is more than any other club in the Premier League.[4] They are currently the Premier League's reigning champions, and have now won the Premier League/Football League on a total of 16 occasions. In 1968, they became the first English club to win the European Cup, beating S.L. Benfica 4–1. They have since won a second European Cup in 1999, and they also hold the record for the most FA Cup titles with 11.


Since the late 1990s the club has been one of the richest in the world in any league, and until recently had the highest revenue for any football club for several years running; as of 2007, they have the fourth largest turnover in club football.[5] However, Manchester United still remain the most expensive sports club in the world, [6] and is a founding member of the G-14 group of Europe's leading football clubs.



The current manager of Manchester United is Sir Alex Ferguson, who has held the position since 6 November 1986. The current club captain is Gary Neville, who succeeded Roy Keane in November 2005.

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