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


  1. ^ List of League Appearances Records, RSSSF.
  2. ^ Scotland - All-Time Topscorers, RSSSF.
  3. ^ Bob Ferrier, London Hearts.
  4. ^ a b Past Managers Archived 7 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine., Ayr United history website.