Ian Ferguson (footballer, born 1968)

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Ian Ferguson
Personal information
Date of birth (1968-08-05) 5 August 1968 (age 49)
Place of birth Dunfermline, Scotland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
19??–1987 Lochgelly Albert
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1992 Raith Rovers 111 (23)
1992–1993 Heart of Midlothian 60 (9)
1993–1997 St Johnstone 42 (6)
1997–1999 Ayr United 55 (16)
1998–1999 Livingston 4 (0)
1999 Greenock Morton 7 (0)
1999–2000 Hamilton Academical 10 (4)
2000–2001 Forfar Athletic 27 (8)
2001–2002 Stenhousemuir 24 (6)
2002–2004 Berwick Rangers 9 (0)
Total 349 (72)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ian Ferguson (born 5 August 1968 in Dunfermline) is a Scottish former professional footballer. He played for ten clubs in a seventeen-year senior career.


Ferguson began his career at junior club Lochgelly Albert in the 1980s. In 1987, he signed professional terms with Raith Rovers, and went on to make 111 league appearances for the Stark's Park club, scoring 23 goals.

In 1992, he moved to Edinburgh to join Hearts in a £100,000 deal. In just under two years with the Jambos, he scored nine goals in 60 appearances, the most notable being the winner in an Edinburgh Derby in March 1992.

Ferguson signed for St Johnstone for £110,000 in 1993, but his four years in Perth were blighted by injury and he managed only 42 league appearances.

Ayr United came in for his services in 1997, and, his injuries behind him, Ferguson managed to score sixteen goals in 55 games with the Honest Men, including a crucial strike in a Scottish Cup tie against bitter local rivals Kilmarnock.

Ferguson left Ayr in 1999 after only two years, and went on to play for six other clubs in as many years, bringing his professional career to a close in 2004 with Berwick Rangers.

After leaving Shielfield Park, Ferguson returned to his junior football roots with Bo'ness United.

He is now playing with Rosebank AFC in Dunfermline.

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