Everton fans hail club’s former centre-forward Ferguson

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.