Duncan Ferguson turned 46 on Wednesday, and as expected, Everton’s official Twitter account was on hand to pay tribute to the club’s former centre-forward.
Ferguson is now on the coaching staff at Everton, and it would be fair to say that the Scot is a very popular figure at Goodison Park.
He initially joined Everton from Rangers in the summer of 1994 – representing the Toffees for four years before making the move to Newcastle United.
Ferguson was back at Everton in 2000, and he went on to make another 123 league appearances for the club before retiring from professional football in 2006.
Ferguson scored 58 league goals for the Merseyside outfit, and formed a reputation as one of the hardest strikers around.
A no-nonense Scot, Ferguson managed 98 league goals in 360 appearances during his professional career, and is now tasked with assisting Sam Allardyce at Everton.
There are some that believe Ferguson was overrated when looking at his numbers for a centre-forward, but not too many would be interested in telling him to his face.
🎉 | Happy 46th birthday to Big Dunc! #EFC
🎵 Duncan, Duncan Ferguson! 🎵 pic.twitter.com/ibjXVRgTWi
— Everton (@Everton) December 27, 2017
Happy Birthday Fergie! 👍🏿💎
— Kevin Campbell (@1kevincampbell) December 27, 2017
All the best big man.
— Paul Zumba King 🕺🕺 (@paulw1908) December 27, 2017
Better than Lukaku Legend.
— mark mcglade (@McgladeMark) December 27, 2017
Happy birthday Big Dunk #efclegend
— Les Morris (@leso49088) December 27, 2017
Love big dunc big lad up front
— Patrick Mancrief (@MancriefPatrick) December 27, 2017
Name me a better header of the ball 😑
— Kristian (@kristianooo1) December 27, 2017
My favourite ever player. Happy Birthday Dunc
— Tom Davies's socks (@cfmarkey) December 27, 2017
— Antony Williams (@WilliamstAntony) December 27, 2017
Happy Birthday big man!
— Simon Hodson (@HodsonSimon72) December 27, 2017