Duncan Ferguson - Player Profile


Full Name:Duncan Cowan Ferguson
Born:December 27th, 1971 (Stirling)
Height:6' 3
Position:Striker
Signed:July 1st, 1988
First Manager:Jim McLean
Career Stats: 88 appearances, 35 goals
Debut (as sub): November 10th, 1990 - Rangers 1 - 2 Dundee United (League - Premier Division)
Full Debut: November 24th, 1990 - Dundee United 2 - 3 Aberdeen (League - Premier Division)
First Goal: January 29th, 1991 - Dundee United 2 - 1 East Fife (Scottish Cup - 3rd Round Replay)
Also Played For:Everton, Newcastle United, Rangers
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 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 1992-93  Premier Division 33 15 0.45 7 1 51.5% 21.2% 27.3%
 1991-92  Premier Division 39 (2) 16 0.39 4 0 48.8% 24.4% 26.8%
 1990-91  Premier Division 13 (1) 4 0.29 0 0 50.0% 7.1% 42.9%
85 (3) 35 0.40

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Apr 3rd, 1993 League  (A)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 1
 Mar 27th, 1993 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 2 - 3
 Mar 20th, 1993 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 4 - 1
 Mar 13th, 1993 League  (A)  vs. Heart of Midlothian 0 - 1
 Mar 9th, 1993 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 0 - 0
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Mar 27th, 1993 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 2 - 3
 Mar 6th, 1993 League  (A)  vs. Airdrieonians 3 - 1
 Feb 27th, 1993 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 1 - 0
 Feb 13th, 1993 League  (A)  vs. Partick Thistle 4 - 0
 Jan 9th, 1993 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Meadowbank Thistle 3 - 1

Duncan was a schoolboy international who began his United career in the youth system and was part of the successful BP Youth Cup winning side of 1990. He gradually established himself as a first team regular and became part of the Scotland Under-21 squad. At the end of the 1990-91 season he was a runner up with United in the Scottish Cup.

In 1991-92, Duncan was Unitedís top scorer and his reputation was enhanced by a Scotland cap in May 1992. He went on to win seven full caps. There was reported interest from several clubs before he finally moved to Ibrox for £4m in July 1993.

 Goals Scored
Jan 29th, 1991 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. East Fife 2 - 1 (93')
Mar 2nd, 1991 League  (H)  vs. Dunfermline 1 - 0 (64')
Mar 13th, 1991 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Dundee 3 - 1 (75')
Apr 6th, 1991 Scottish Cup  (N)  vs. St Johnstone 2 - 1 (61')
Aug 10th, 1991 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 3 - 4 (69')
Sep 7th, 1991 League  (H)  vs. Dunfermline 3 - 0 (89')
Sep 14th, 1991 League  (A)  vs. Rangers 1 - 1 (60')
Sep 21st, 1991 League  (A)  vs. Hearts 1 - 1 (37')
Oct 5th, 1991 League  (A)  vs. Falkirk 4 - 0 (14')
Oct 26th, 1991 League  (A)  vs. Airdrie 3 - 1 (33')
Oct 29th, 1991 League  (H)  vs. Rangers 3 - 2 (77')
Jan 1st, 1992 League  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 4 - 0 (53')
Jan 26th, 1992 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Berwick 6 - 0 (28')
Jan 26th, 1992 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Berwick 6 - 0 (15')
Feb 1st, 1992 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 1 - 1 (29')
Feb 22nd, 1992 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 2 - 2 (72')
Mar 28th, 1992 League  (A)  vs. Celtic 1 - 3 (71')
Apr 18th, 1992 League  (H)  vs. Hearts 2 - 0 (89')
Apr 25th, 1992 League  (A)  vs. St Mirren 1 - 0 (19')
May 2nd, 1992 League  (A)  vs. Motherwell 2 - 1 (85')
Aug 1st, 1992 League  (A)  vs. Motherwell 1 - 0 (53')
Aug 8th, 1992 League  (H)  vs. Hearts 1 - 1 (15')
Aug 18th, 1992 League Cup  (H)  vs. St Mirren 3 - 0 (40')
Aug 18th, 1992 League Cup  (H)  vs. St Mirren 3 - 0 (77')
Aug 29th, 1992 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 0 (46')
Aug 29th, 1992 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 0 (82')
Sep 12th, 1992 League  (A)  vs. Airdrie 2 - 1 (29')
Sep 12th, 1992 League  (A)  vs. Airdrie 2 - 1 (65')
Oct 3rd, 1992 League  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 1 - 0 (89')
Dec 26th, 1992 League  (A)  vs. Celtic 1 - 0 (45')
Jan 9th, 1993 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Meadowbank 3 - 1 (62')
Feb 13th, 1993 League  (A)  vs. Partick Thistle 4 - 0 (80')
Feb 27th, 1993 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 1 - 0 (8')
Mar 6th, 1993 League  (A)  vs. Airdrie 3 - 1 (17')
Mar 27th, 1993 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 2 - 3 (89')

 Hat-Tricks

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Feb 1992

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Aug 1992

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Dec 1992

Representing Scotland

International Caps: 7
International Goals: 0

International Debut:
May 17th, 1992 vs. United States

United's top scorer in 1991-92, Ferguson earned a call up to Andy Roxburgh's Scotland squad and played in two Euro '92 warm up matches against the USA and Canada. He made the final squad for Euro '92, and came off the bench in Scotland's first match of the competition, in a 1-0 defeat to the Netherlands in Gothenburg. A memorable performance in a friendly against Germany at Ibrox Stadium was his last cap as a United player. Although he went of to have a long and successful career in English football, Ferguson only made another 3 appearances for his country, as he retired from the International set up after a fall out with the SFA.