Iain Ferguson - Player Profile


Full Name:Iain Ferguson
Born:August 4th, 1962 (Newarthill)
Height:5' 7
Position:Forward
Signed:August 22nd, 1986 (£145,000)
First Manager:Jim McLean
Career Stats: 104 appearances, 44 goals
Full Debut: August 23rd, 1986 - Dundee United 1 - 0 Heart of Midlothian (League - Premier Division)
First Goal: August 27th, 1986 - Ayr United 0 - 3 Dundee United (League Cup - 3rd Round)
Also Played For:Airdrieonians, Bristol City, Charlton Athletic, Dundee, Heart of Midlothian, Motherwell, Portadown, Rangers

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 1987-88  Premier Division 42 (11) 16 0.30 4 0 37.7% 32.1% 30.2%
 1986-87  Premier Division 50 (1) 28 0.55 7 0 56.9% 27.5% 15.7%
92 (12) 44 0.42

 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:
 May 14th, 1988 Scottish Cup  (N)  vs. Celtic 1 - 2
 May 7th, 1988 League  (H)  vs. Heart of Midlothian 0 - 0
 Apr 30th, 1988 League  (A)  vs. Greenock Morton 4 - 0
 Apr 23rd, 1988 League  (H)  vs. Dunfermline Athletic 2 - 2
 Apr 20th, 1988 Scottish Cup  (N)  vs. Aberdeen 1 - 0
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Apr 23rd, 1988 League  (H)  vs. Dunfermline Athletic 2 - 2
 Apr 20th, 1988 Scottish Cup  (N)  vs. Aberdeen 1 - 0
 Mar 30th, 1988 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 5 - 1
 Mar 28th, 1988 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Dundee 3 - 0
 Dec 26th, 1987 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 1 - 2

Iain started his career at Dundee and then moved to Rangers but was back at Dundee on loan when United made the bid which obtained his transfer. He had won international recognition at Under-21 level.

He had a phenomenal instinct for goal and was top scorer in each of his two seasons at Tannadice. At the end of 1986-87 he collected runners-up medals in the Scottish Cup and in the UEFA Cup. He left United in July 1988 to join Hearts for 325,000.

 Goals Scored
Aug 27th, 1986 League Cup  (A)  vs. Ayr Utd 3 - 0 (71')
Aug 27th, 1986 League Cup  (A)  vs. Ayr Utd 3 - 0 (77') p
Aug 30th, 1986 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 3 - 0 (83')
Sep 3rd, 1986 League Cup  (A)  vs. Hibernian 2 - 0 (84')
Sep 3rd, 1986 League Cup  (A)  vs. Hibernian 2 - 0 (76')
Sep 13th, 1986 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 2 - 2 (64')
Sep 20th, 1986 League  (A)  vs. Hamilton 5 - 1 (70')
Sep 20th, 1986 League  (A)  vs. Hamilton 5 - 1 (62')
Sep 24th, 1986 League Cup  (N)  vs. Rangers 1 - 2 (84')
Oct 4th, 1986 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 0 (35')
Oct 4th, 1986 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 0 (32')
Oct 8th, 1986 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 4 - 0 (24')
Nov 1st, 1986 League  (A)  vs. St Mirren 1 - 0 (77') p
Nov 19th, 1986 League  (H)  vs. Hamilton 3 - 0 (78')
Dec 13th, 1986 League  (A)  vs. Clydebank 2 - 1 (50')
Dec 20th, 1986 League  (H)  vs. Hearts 3 - 1 (89')
Jan 10th, 1987 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 3 - 2 (7')
Feb 7th, 1987 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 1 (12')
Feb 9th, 1987 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Airdrie 2 - 1 (28')
Feb 14th, 1987 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 2 - 0 (87')
Mar 14th, 1987 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Forfar Athletic 2 - 2 (90') p
Mar 18th, 1987 UEFA Cup  (A)  vs. Barcelona 2 - 1 (89')
Mar 24th, 1987 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Forfar Athletic 2 - 0 (53')
Apr 11th, 1987 Scottish Cup  (N)  vs. Dundee 3 - 2 (29')
Apr 11th, 1987 Scottish Cup  (N)  vs. Dundee 3 - 2 (46')
Apr 22nd, 1987 UEFA Cup  (A)  vs. M'gladbach 2 - 0 (43')
Apr 25th, 1987 League  (A)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 1 (87')
Apr 25th, 1987 League  (A)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 1 (49')
Aug 19th, 1987 League Cup  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 4 - 1 (88')
Aug 22nd, 1987 League  (A)  vs. Hearts 1 - 4 (87')
Sep 2nd, 1987 League Cup  (A)  vs. Dundee 1 - 2 (7')
Oct 3rd, 1987 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 1 - 1 (8')
Oct 10th, 1987 League  (H)  vs. Rangers 1 - 0 (75')
Oct 21st, 1987 UEFA Cup  (H)  vs. Vitkovice 1 - 2 (24')
Oct 24th, 1987 League  (A)  vs. Celtic 2 - 1 (88')
Oct 31st, 1987 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 2 - 3 (7')
Nov 7th, 1987 League  (A)  vs. Motherwell 1 - 2 (86')
Nov 21st, 1987 League  (A)  vs. Morton 1 - 0 (65')
Dec 12th, 1987 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 3 - 1 (35')
Dec 26th, 1987 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 1 - 2 (64')
Mar 28th, 1988 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Dundee 3 - 0 (80')
Mar 30th, 1988 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 5 - 1 (51')
Apr 20th, 1988 Scottish Cup  (N)  vs. Aberdeen 1 - 0 (76')
Apr 23rd, 1988 League  (H)  vs. Dunfermline 2 - 2 (3')

 Hat-Tricks

Match
Mar 1987

Shoot
Apr 1987

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Apr 1987

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May 1987

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May 1987

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May 1988