Bob Ferrier (English footballer)

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Bob Ferrier
Personal information
Full name Robert Ferrier
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Winger[1]
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1917–1937 Motherwell 626 (255)
National team
1922–1930 Scottish League XI 7 (5)
Teams managed
1943–1945 Airdrieonians
1945–1948 Ayr United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Robert Ferrier was an English footballer who played for Scottish club Motherwell as a winger.[1][2] He holds the record for most appearances in the Scottish Football League,[3] and is one of the top ten goalscorers.[4] Ferrier represented the Scottish League XI in seven inter-league matches, scoring five goals.[5] He was also captain of the side that won Motherwell's only league championship to date, in 1931–32.[6] After retiring as a player in 1937, Ferrier later managed Airdrie and Ayr United.[6]

Personal life[edit]

His father, likewise named Robert and known as Bob, was also a footballer. The older Ferrier achieved success playing for Sheffield Wednesday in the early 1900s.[7] It was during this spell in Yorkshire that his son was born, and although the family moved back to Scotland and young Bob played all his football there, he was ineligible to play for the Scottish national team under the rules of the time due to his birthplace.[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Bobby Ferrier, MotherWELLnet
  2. ^ a b Ferrier Bob Image 3 Motherwell 1928, Vintage Footballers
  3. ^ List of League Appearances Records, RSSSF
  4. ^ Scotland - All-Time Topscorers, RSSSF.
  5. ^ Bob Ferrier, London Hearts.
  6. ^ a b Past Managers Archived 7 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine, Ayr United history website.
  7. ^ Ferrier Bob Image 1 Sheffield Wednesday 1896, Vintage Footballers