41 Facts About Barry Ferguson


Barry Ferguson was born on 2 February 1978 and is a Scottish football coach, former player and pundit who was most recently the manager of Alloa Athletic.


Barry Ferguson totalled 431 games and 60 goals for Rangers, whom he captained between 2000 and 2003 and again between 2005 and 2009.


Barry Ferguson won the Scottish Premier League, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup five times apiece for Rangers, including a treble in 2003, which earned him the honour of SFWA Footballer of the Year.


Barry Ferguson helped Rangers to reach the 2008 UEFA Cup final.


Barry Ferguson made 45 appearances for the Scotland national team, starting from 1998.


Barry Ferguson was appointed player-manager of Clyde in June 2014; he resigned from this position in February 2017.


Barry Ferguson became manager of Kelty Hearts in October 2018, and he left them in May 2021 after guiding them to promotion to the SPFL for the first time.

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Barry Ferguson made it into the last thirty or so candidates, however.


Barry Ferguson made his debut on the last day of that season against Hearts on 10 May 1997.


Barry Ferguson made a number of sporadic appearances the following season under manager Walter Smith's policy of easing him into the first team.


Barry Ferguson scored his first career goal in a League Cup match against Alloa Athletic on 18 August 1998, and played against his brother on three occasions during that season when Rangers faced Dunfermline Athletic, with a 20-year-old Ferguson scoring his first league goal in the match at East End Park.


Barry Ferguson was so influential the following season that he was given an extended six-year deal at Rangers in October 1999.


The young Barry Ferguson went on to successfully guide his team to a League Cup and Scottish Cup later that season under manager Alex McLeish, who had replaced Advocaat in December 2001.


However, after 16 months at the club, including a lengthy period out through injury after fracturing his kneecap in a Premiership match against Newcastle United, during the January 2005 transfer window, Barry Ferguson submitted a written transfer request, admitting that the draw of playing in the Premiership and a Lancashire derby could not compare with an Old Firm match, nor could the team's desire to win be matched.


Barry Ferguson played in the 2005 Scottish League Cup final and was part of the Rangers team that won the league title on the last day of the season.


Barry Ferguson played the latter part of the season carrying an ankle injury as Rangers ended up in a third-place finish in the Premier League.


Barry Ferguson was dropped from the squad for the next match.


Barry Ferguson later admitted to handling the ball in the buildup to the goal but that the infringement was unintentional.


The summer of 2008 saw Barry Ferguson undergo an operation on a fresh injury problem that would see him ruled out until early November; the injury was not the same one that plagued him towards the end of the season prior.


Barry Ferguson recovered from this setback to help Rangers win the 2009 Scottish Cup Final against Falkirk.


Barry Ferguson was inducted into the Rangers FC Hall of Fame in 2004 at the age of 26.


Barry Ferguson made 82 appearances in European competitions, all of them for Rangers, which made him the record European appearance holder at the club.


Barry Ferguson overtook David Narey's record for the number of European appearances made whilst playing for a Scottish club by starting in a UEFA Cup match against Werder Bremen.


Barry Ferguson broke Kenny Dalglish's record for the number of competitive European appearances by a Scottish footballer when he played in his 80th match in Europe, against Sporting CP.


Barry Ferguson helped Birmingham beat Arsenal in the 2011 League Cup Final at Wembley, despite playing the last hour of the game with a broken rib.

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In late October 2012, after a falling out with chairman Karl Oyston, Barry Ferguson was made to train with the Blackpool youth team.


Barry Ferguson accepted, the only such move of his career, and spent three months at Highbury Avenue.


Barry Ferguson had been named as a substitute for the previous couple of games, under the caretaker-managership of Steve Thompson.


In October 2013, Barry Ferguson had a sixth and final operation on his ankle, which kept him out until 3 December.


On 21 January 2014, Barry Ferguson was installed as Blackpool's caretaker manager in the wake of Ince's sacking.


Barry Ferguson made his full international debut at the age of 20 against Lithuania on 5 September 1998.


Barry Ferguson was appointed captain of the national side in 2004 by then-manager Berti Vogts, following the retirement of Paul Lambert.


Barry Ferguson received criticism for being a disruptive influence on the team despite captaining his country for years.


Levein had hoped he would return, but Barry Ferguson informed him that he wanted to focus on club football instead.


In June 2014, Barry Ferguson was appointed player-manager of Scottish League Two club Clyde.


In October 2018, Barry Ferguson had discussions with Lowland League club Kelty Hearts about becoming their new manager.


Barry Ferguson was offered and accepted the position later that month.


Shortly after leaving Kelty, Barry Ferguson was appointed manager of Alloa Athletic.


Barry Ferguson has a regular column in the Daily Record newspaper.


Barry Ferguson's son, Kyle, is a professional footballer, a centre back who signed for Harrogate Town in June 2022.


Barry Ferguson exited bankruptcy in July 2018, having co-operated with an insolvency firm.