Barry Ferguson (Irish footballer)

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Barry Ferguson
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Personal information
Full name Barry Ferguson
Date of birth (1979-09-07) 7 September 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Home Farm F.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2002 Coventry City 0 (0)
→ 1999–2000 Colchester United (loan) 6 (0)
→ 2000–2001 Hartlepool United (loan) 4 (0)
→ 2000–2001 Northampton Town (loan) 3 (0)
2002–2005 Longford Town 103 (10)
2006 Bohemians 28 (2)
2007–2008 Shamrock Rovers 43 (1)
2008 Sporting Fingal 13 (0)
Total 200 (13)
National team
1999–2000 Republic of Ireland U21 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Barry Ferguson (born 7 September 1979 in Dublin) is a former Irish professional football player and currently a development officer with the Football Association of Ireland.[1]

Barry began his football career with Home Farm before moving to Coventry City. While there he played at the FIFA World Youth Championship finals in Nigeria in 1999. Although he never made a competitive first team appearance for City, Barry did have brief spells in the lower divisions with Colchester United, Hartlepool United and Northampton Town.

Barry came back to Ireland to link up with Longford Town in the summer of 2002. He captained FAI Cup and League Cup winning teams during his three years at the midlands club. Ferguson scored in a 2004–05 UEFA Cup tie against FC Vaduz.[2] As Longford's penalty taker he missed the chance for an equaliser in the last minute of the 2003 FAI League Cup Final.[3]

He made his Rovers debut on the opening day of the 2007 League of Ireland season at UCD.[4] He signed for the club from city rivals Bohemians in January 2007, having spent just one season with the Dalymount outfit.[5]

Ferguson was forced to retire in February 2009 due to a serious hip injury.[6]

Honours[edit]

Longford Town

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "Irish soccer | Bohs pair make Hoops switch | eircom League Premier Division". Eleven-a-side.com. 2007-01-29. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
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