Julie Ferguson

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Julie Ferguson
Personal information
Full name Julie Ferguson[1]
Date of birth (1979-02-10) 10 February 1979 (age 38)[1]
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Right-back
Club information
Current team
Motherwell
Number 3
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Maryhill Eagles 81 (101)
1998–2002 Glasgow City 40 (30)
2002 Florida Atlantic Owls 26 (17)
2003 Glasgow City 43 (42)
2003–2008 Hibernian Ladies 60 (45)
2008–2011 Celtic 61 (20)
2015–2016 Motherwell Ladies 11 (8)
National team
2003– Scotland[2] 67 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:00, 19 June 2011 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:00, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Julie Ferguson (born 10 February 1979) is a retired Scottish international footballer. She finished her career with SWFL 2nd Division side Motherwell having previously played for Celtic, Glasgow City and Hibernian Ladies. Ferguson has amassed over 67 appearances for the Scotland women's national football team.

Club career[edit]

Following an unrivaled junior career at Maryhill Eagles, where Ferguson broke all goal-scoring records, Glasgow City came calling and Ferguson signed a 4-year deal running until 2002. During her initial spell with Glasgow Ferguson continued her goal-scoring exploits of her youth days, scoring 30 goals in 40 appearances.

In 2002 Ferguson moved to the most competitive women's league in the world in the US, signing for Florida Atlantic Owls, and Ferguson tore it up. The freshman was named to the Soccer America Team-of-the-Week for the week of October 7. Ferguson became the first ever Lady Owl to be named to the Soccer America team after she recorded five goals and four assists in two conference wins for FAU. The Glasgow, Scotland native tied or broke five records for scoring the most goals in a game (4), most assists in a season (11), quickest goal (4 seconds) and most assists in a game (3). Ferguson ranked second in the nation in assists per game and 12th in the country in points per game.

Following a short sting back at Glasgow in 2003, Ferguson signed for Hibernian, the happiest period of her career, in October 2003.[3] She went on to become a key component of the side which won the Premier League in 2004 and 2006.[4]

In April 2015, after a spell out of football, Ferguson returned to the game to sign for SWFL 2nd Division side Motherwell. She made her debut in a 0-5 win away to Claremont on 26 April 2015. WIthin two months, she had already hit double figures in terms of goals and formed part of the team which won the SWFL Second Division Cup, beating Rangers 2-6 in the Final.[5]

On the 6th February 2017 it was rumored Ferguson was considering a comeback., following her retirement in 2016.

International career[edit]

In November 2003 Ferguson started Scotland's 5–0 friendly defeat to England at Deepdale.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Julie Ferguson". UEFA. Retrieved 2011-06-19. 
  2. ^ "Julie Ferguson - Women's A Squad". The Scottish FA. Retrieved 2011-06-19. 
  3. ^ Ginny Clark (2003-10-29). "Women's football: Hibees hit the heights". Daily Record. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  4. ^ "Really good to win title - Julie". Women's Soccer Scene. 2006-06-09. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  5. ^ "Ladies team win League Cup". Motherwell fc. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  6. ^ Ed Casey (2003-11-14). "Womens Football: A pasting in Preston; Professional touch shows up the Scots; ENGLAND WOMEN 5 SCOTLAND WOMEN 0". Daily Record. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 

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