In the 1965–66 season, while playing for Dunfermline, he was the highest goalscorer in the Scottish league. He served as a coach at the conclusion of his playing career before moving on to manage East Stirlingshire and St Mirren. He returned to Dunfermline for a second spell as manager from 1990 to 1992.
He won several trophies during his time at Dunfermline including the Scottish Cup in 1966. The club later issued a special edition trophy in his memory.
He formed a successful partnership with Jim McLean during his time at the Pars, scoring over 100 goals between them. They both moved on to manage other clubs after leaving Dunfermline, with Ferguson going on to have a successful managerial career.
As for McLean, he died in a car crash in 1994 at the age of 42.
Ferguson made his debut for Dunfermline against Queen's Park at Palmerston Park on 4 October 1964. This was only two months after his 20th birthday and the same day that teammate Jimmy Binning made his debut. Both players came off the bench to help their sides win 2-1.
Ferguson scored his first goal for the Pars against Albion Rovers in the First Division. It was an important win for Dunfermline who had been relegated the previous season.
When he was on the books of Ayr United in 1974, he retired as a footballer. As a 32-year-old, he began his management career at East Stirlingshire before going to St Mirren, where he won his first trophy, the Scottish first division title, in 1977. He left St Mirren after just one season to take over at English club Manchester United.
He remained at United for eight seasons, leading them to six domestic titles and one European Cup/UEFA Champions League title. He also managed Scotland during five years from 1986, winning two international caps. In 1989, he returned to Scotland with Aberdeen, where he led the team to four more championships. He left Aberdeen in 1993 to take over the reins at local side Boston United, but he was fired after only one season due to a dispute with the board of directors. He then had a short stint managing Spanish club Barcelona before returning to England and taking charge of another Old Trafford club, this time Manchester City. However, he was dismissed after only one season with the city boys.
He then went back to Ayr United, where he stayed for one season before retiring for good. He died in April 2016 at the age of 73.
As far as I know, he never came out of retirement once he stopped playing football. But maybe we will see him continue to manage some other team someday?
On May 12, 2007, Dunfermline was demoted from the Scottish Premier League after losing 2-1 to Inverness Caledonian Thistle. The loss saw Dunfermline finish at the bottom of the SPL table with only one point.
They returned to the top flight the following season after winning the First Division title. However, they were relegated back down again after only one season, this time finishing second from bottom.
Their third and most recent promotion took them to the top flight in 2004. However, after only one season, Dunfermline was relegated back to the First Division. This time however, they managed to win the division and gain promotion back to the Premier League.
Their two seasons back in the top flight were very successful as they finished fourth and fifth in the league table.
After losing in the play-off final against St Mirren, who were promoted instead, Dunfermline qualified for the UEFA Cup for the first time in their history. They went out to German side VfL Wolfsburg in the qualifying round but were knocked out after losing 1-3 on aggregate.
Prior to entering the Premier League, Dunfermline played in the old Second Division.
2007 Dunfermline were demoted to the First Division in 2007 after a run of relative success in the 2000s that included participation in three major finals (the 2004 Scottish Cup Final, the 2006 Scottish League Cup Final, and the 2007 Scottish Cup Final), all of which were lost to Celtic. Before being promoted back in 2008, there had been suggestions that Dunfermline might have to resign from the league altogether, but such talk proved to be unfounded.
Dunfermline's relegation was not quite as disastrous as St Johnstone's a few months earlier, but it was still a huge blow to the Fife club. The Pars played in one of the top divisions of Scottish football for almost 20 years from their founding in 1996 until they were relegated at the end of the 2005-06 season. During that time, they never once finished lower than fourth place, and they won four championships in 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2003. After their relegation, manager Jim Jefferies said that he thought his job was safe because no club had been relegated from the First Division since its introduction in 1998. He soon found out how wrong he was...
Jefferies was sacked just five games into the new season and replaced by former Scotland international David Weir. However, even before the start of the campaign, it was clear that Dunfermline would struggle without Jefferies at the helm - they had been beaten 4-0 by Inverness CT in their opening game.
Kevin Keegan, shown above with a Newcastle supporter during his time as England manager, was a player and captain for the club from 1982 to 1984. Nolberto Solano, depicted above playing for Peru, was a two-time member of the club. The first period lasted from 1998 to 2004, and the second from 2005 to 2007. He played over 150 matches in all.
Newcastle United is a professional football club based in Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England. Founded as St James's Park in 1882, they are one of the oldest clubs in English football and have won the FA Cup once - in 1901 - and the UEFA Cup once. They also made an appearance in the European Cup/Europa League in 1969-70. Their home ground is St James' Park.
They were originally called New Street Rangers until they received their royal charter in 1883. Their first season saw them finish last out of six teams, but this changed when they defeated Bolton Wanderers 5-0 in the next game to claim their first victory. Nowadays, Newcastle United is one of the top football clubs in the country and has had many great players over the years. Its most successful period came between 1993 and 2001, when they won the Premier League twice. Since then, they have not been as successful, finishing seventh in the league last season.
Before joining Newcastle, Keegan played for Liverpool.
Duncan Cowan Ferguson (born December 27, 1971) is a footballer and coach from Scotland. In 1990, he made his professional debut with Dundee United. Since then he has played over 100 matches in the Scottish Premier League. He has also played abroad for AaB Fodbold.
Ferguson started his career with hometown club Dundee United where he remained until 1996 when he moved to England to join Southampton. After one season at The Dell, he returned to Tannadice where he helped the team win the Scottish Cup in 1999. He was part of the squad that won the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 2000 but missed most of that competition through injury.
After eight seasons with Tannadice, Ferguson signed for Greek side Olympiacos in June 2006. However, he failed to make an appearance for the Reds and was eventually released at the end of the season. He returned to Scotland in January 2007 when he joined Hibernian on a short-term deal. During his time at Hibs, he helped them reach the 2008 Scottish Cup Final before leaving the club at the end of the season.
In 2009, Ferguson returned to Dundee United on a free transfer and helped the team win the SPL title that year.