Bobby Ferguson (footballer, born 1938)

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For the former West Ham player, see Bobby Ferguson (footballer, born 1945).
Bobby Ferguson
Personal information
Full name Robert Burnitt Ferguson
Date of birth (1938-01-08) 8 January 1938 (age 76)
Place of birth Dudley, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1962 Newcastle United 11 (0)
1962–1965 Derby County 121 (0)
1965–1968 Cardiff City 88 (0)
1968–1969 Barry Town
1969–1970 Newport County 71 (2)
Teams managed
1968–1969 Barry Town
1969–1970 Newport County
1982–1987 Ipswich Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Robert Burnitt "Bobby" Ferguson (born 8 January 1938 in Dudley) is an English former footballer. He played as a full-back for Newcastle United, Derby County, Cardiff City and Newport County [1] and also football manager, coach and scout. In the 1970–71 season he was player-manager at Newport County A.F.C..

He was coach of the Ipswich team than won the FA Youth Cup in the 1970s and followed Cyril Lea after the 1978 FA Cup final win at Wembley, as 1st team coach, leading them to winning the UEFA Cup in 1981.

He took over as manager of Ipswich Town in the summer of 1982 following the departure of his fellow Geordie, Bobby Robson who left Ipswich to become manager of England. He kept his job after relegation from the First Division in 1986 but was replaced by John Duncan the following year, after Ipswich failed to win promotion.

He was appointed 1st team coach at Sunderland when his former Ipswich player Terry Butcher became manager, he later acted as a scout for them in SE England.

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