Sir Matt Busby, CBE

(B.1909 - D.1994)
Football
Inducted in 2002

Matt Busby managed Manchester United to a European Cup victory against Benfica in 1968. The team did not win this trophy again until 1999. Although Busby played ‘right half’ for Manchester City and Liverpool, he is better remembered as a manager. Busby managed Manchester United from 1945 until 1971. Despite a tragic air crash on the runway at Munich airport in 1958, when seven of his league-winning team were killed, he went on to rebuild the club. By 1968, Busby’s Manchester United side were the best team in Europe. He retired from the manager’s position in 1971, becoming a director and then president of the club. As well as the European success, Busby led the club to five league championship titles and two FA Cups.

Sir Matt Busby, CBE
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