Gordon Strachan is a former Scottish footballer who is widely regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of his generation. Born on February 9, 1957, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Strachan began his football career as a youth player with Dundee, a local club. He quickly caught the attention of scouts and was signed by Aberdeen, where he would begin his professional career.
Strachan's time at Aberdeen was marked by numerous achievements, including winning the Scottish Premier Division title three times and the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1983. His impressive performances for Aberdeen earned him a move to Manchester United, where he quickly established himself as a top-class midfielder.
In his seven seasons at Manchester United, Strachan helped the team win two FA Cups, the European Cup Winners' Cup, and the UEFA Super Cup. He was also named the PFA Players' Player of the Year in 1983, and was widely regarded as one of the best midfielders in the game.
After leaving Manchester United, Strachan played for Leeds United and Coventry City, where he continued to impress with his skill and work ethic. He was also a regular in the Scottish national team, playing in two World Cups and two European Championships.
Beyond his on-field accomplishments, Strachan is also known for his leadership, professionalism, and sportsmanship. He was widely respected by his teammates and opponents alike, and his influence on and off the field was widely recognized.
After retiring from playing, Strachan went on to have a successful career as a manager, leading clubs such as Coventry City, Southampton, Celtic, and Middlesbrough. He also served as the manager of the Scottish national team from 2013 to 2017.
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