Mike Ferguson (footballer)

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Mike Ferguson
Personal information
Full name Michael Kevin Ferguson
Date of birth (1943-03-09) 9 March 1943 (age 71)
Place of birth Burnley, England
Youth career
Plymouth Argyle
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1961 Accrington Stanley 23 (1)
1962–1968 Blackburn Rovers 220 (29)
1968–1969 Aston Villa 38 (2)
1969–1972 Queens Park Rangers 68 (2)
1973–1974 Cambridge United 39 (4)
1975 Los Angeles Aztecs 21 (2)
1974–1976 Rochdale 69 (5)
1976–1977 Halifax Town 2 (0)
Total 480 (45)
Teams managed
1976 ÍA Akranes
1977–1978 Rochdale
1981–1982 APOEL
1991 Evagoras Paphos
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Michael Kevin "Mike" Ferguson[1] (born 9 March 1943 in Burnley, Lancashire) is an English former footballer who played in the Football League for Accrington Stanley, Blackburn Rovers,[2] Aston Villa, Queens Park Rangers, Cambridge United, Rochdale and Halifax Town,[3] and in the North American Soccer League for the Los Angeles Aztecs.[4]

He has played in many positions for many clubs. He started with Plymouth Argyle, then as a member of the Accrington Stanley team that dropped out of the league in 1962. He scored their last goal in the league though this was officially expunged as Accrington did not complete the League season. Moves to Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa followed before joining Queens Park Rangers F.C. (QPR) in November 1969.

Ferguson made 68 appearances for QPR spanning 4 seasons, scoring 2 goals. He made his QPR debut in November 1969 at home to Leicester City.

Ferguson left Rangers in 1973 for Cambridge United and then Rochdale whom he unsuccessfully managed between 1977 and 1978 before moving to the USA with the Los Angeles Aztecs. He also managed ÍA Akranes from Iceland in 1976,[5][6] APOEL Nicosia between 1981 and 1983 and was a part of the Kuwait national team set up along with Malcolm Allison.

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