Matthew Ferguson
Matthew Ferguson
A. Player

probably born in Scotland

Matthew Ferguson was probably born in Scotland, although his place and date of birth remain unknown to us. *

The forward probably joined Thistle in 1887 or 1888, having most recently been with St Mirren.

He made his first known appearance on Saturday, 7th April, 1888, in a 3-2 friendly defeat at home to Dumbarton Athletic.

That day, Matthew became a member of our scoring debutant's club.

He scored the last of his 15 known goals on Saturday, 2nd November, 1889, in a 6-3 defeat away to Queen's Park in the Glasgow Cup.

He played his last known game for the club on Saturday, 1st February, 1890, in a 7-2 friendly defeat at home to Methlan Park, having appeared for the Thistle on at least 27 occasions.

His club-list included St Mirren and Partick Thistle.

We don't know where or when Matthew died. *

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compiled from our All Games criteria.
Goal(s) Match
goal.png 07.04.1888 Dumbarton Athletic [h] L2-3 (Friendly)
goal.pnggoal.png 28.04.1888 Mid-Annandale [a] L4-5 (Friendly)
goal.pnggoal.png 26.01.1889 Albion Rovers [h] W7-6 (Friendly)
goal.png 06.04.1889 Dykebar [h] W5-1 (Friendly)
goal.png 10.08.1889 Kilbirnie [a] D3-3 (Friendly)
goal.png 14.09.1889 Cambuslang [h] W3-2 (Friendly)
goal.png 21.09.1889 Summerton Athletic [a] W4-1 (Glasgow Cup 1st Round)
goal.png 05.10.1889 Port Glasgow Athletic [h] W5-2 (Friendly)
goal.pnggoal.pnggoal.pnggoal.png 12.10.1889 Glasgow Thistle [h] W5-2 (Glasgow Cup 2nd Round)
goal.png 02.11.1889 Queen's Park [a] L3-6 (Glasgow Cup Quarter Final)

Historian's note: Not to be confused with the Bellshill-born Matthew Ferguson (died 1902) who played for several years at Sunderland. Our Matthew Ferguson emigrated to Japan in 1890!

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