Lewis Ferguson

Lewis Ferguson (born 24 August 1999) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays for Aberdeen as a midfielder.

Lewis Ferguson
Personal information
Date of birth (1999-08-24) 24 August 1999 (age 20)[1]
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Aberdeen
Number 19
Youth career
2009–2013 Rangers
2013–2017 Hamilton Academical
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2018 Hamilton Academical 13 (0)
2018– Aberdeen 61 (7)
National team
2017–2018 Scotland U19 7 (0)
2018– Scotland U20 1 (0)
2018– Scotland U21 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:07, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:27, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

HamiltonEdit

A graduate of the Hamilton Academical youth system after earlier being part of the setup at Rangers,[2][3] Ferguson made his senior debut for Accies on 20 January 2018.[4] He became a regular in the Hamilton team in the latter part of the 2017–18 season, replacing Greg Docherty who had moved to Rangers.[5]

With his contract due to expire at the end of that season, Ferguson signed a pre-contract agreement with Aberdeen in May 2018.[5][6] He was one of seven first-team players who left Hamilton at the end of the 2017–18 season.[7]

AberdeenEdit

Ferguson made his competitive debut for Aberdeen on 26 July 2018, in the first leg of a Europa League tie against Burnley at Pittodrie Stadium.[8][9] He scored his first senior goal in the second leg at Turf Moor – a "stunning overhead kick" – although Burnley eventually won the tie on aggregate after extra time.[10] On 28 October, he helped Aberdeen to reach the 2018 Scottish League Cup Final by scoring the only goal of the semi-final against Rangers at Hampden Park.[11] By the end of the calendar year he had also scored three league goals, all in the closing minutes of each fixture, with two of them (a free kick against Kilmarnock[12] and another overhead kick against Livingston)[13] winning the matches for his team.

In February 2019, Ferguson signed an extended contract with Aberdeen, due to run until 2024.[14] In April he played at Hampden again, but this time was sent off for a dangerous challenge as Aberdeen lost to Celtic in the semi-final of the 2018–19 Scottish Cup.[15] In May 2019, he was nominated for the season's PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year; the award was won by Ryan Kent.[16]

International careerEdit

Ferguson was called up by the Scotland under-19 team in August 2017,[17] making a number of appearances for them.[18]

Personal lifeEdit

Lewis is the son of Derek Ferguson and nephew of Barry Ferguson, both former professional footballers for Rangers and Scotland.[19]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 7 March 2020
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hamilton Ac. U20s[a] 2016–17[1] 1 0 1 0
2017–18[1] 1 0 1 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Hamilton Academical 2017–18[4] 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Aberdeen 2018–19[8] 33 6 6 0 3 1 2[b] 1 44 8
2019–20[20] 28 1 3 1 1 0 6[c] 1 38 3
Total 61 7 9 1 4 1 8 2 82 11
Career total 74 7 10 1 4 1 10 2 98 11
  1. ^ Matches in the Scottish Challenge Cup, in which teams from the SPFL Development League compete against senior clubs.
  2. ^ 2 appearances, 1 goal in the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League.
  3. ^ 6 appearances, 1 goal in the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League.

HonoursEdit

Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Lewis Ferguson at Soccerway. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Youth Player Under 11s Team Group - Murray Park". Rangers Pics. 2009. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Departures". Hamilton Academical F.C. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Games played by Lewis Ferguson in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Aberdeen: Lewis Ferguson agrees pre-contract move from Hamilton". BBC Sport. 5 May 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  6. ^ Daryn Macrae (4 June 2018). "Hamilton want £900k from Aberdeen for Lewis Ferguson". STV. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  7. ^ Craig Fowler (14 May 2018). "Hamilton Accies announce departure of seven first-team players". The Scotsman. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Games played by Lewis Ferguson in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  9. ^ Tom English (26 July 2018). "Aberdeen 1-1 Burnley". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  10. ^ Chris McLaughlin (2 August 2018). "Burnley 3-1 Aberdeen: Premier League side progress 4-2 on aggregate". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  11. ^ "No Scottish League Cup final for Gerrard as Ferguson sends Aberdeen through". The Guardian. 28 October 2018. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Kilmarnock 1-2 Aberdeen: Lewis Ferguson the hero again as Dons come from behind". The Scotsman. 4 November 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  13. ^ Scott Davie (11 December 2018). "Aberdeen 3-2 Livingston: Lewis Ferguson nets overhead-kick winner". The Scotsman. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Aberdeen: Lewis Ferguson signs two-year contract extension until 2024". BBC Sport. 21 February 2019. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  15. ^ "Scottish Cup Semi-final (2): Aberdeen 0 Celtic 3". Hampden Park. 14 April 2019. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  16. ^ "Player of the Year: Old Firm quartet vie for PFA Scotland top prize". BBC Sport. 5 May 2019. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  17. ^ "International call up for Lewis Ferguson". Hamilton Academical F.C. 26 August 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  18. ^ Lewis Ferguson at the Scottish Football Association
  19. ^ Andy McGilvray (16 December 2017). "Derek Ferguson says it will be a proud moment if and when son Lewis makes first-team debut for Hamilton". Daily Record. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  20. ^ "Games played by Lewis Ferguson in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  21. ^ "Lewis is young player of the year". www.scottishfwa.com. SFWA. 11 June 2020. Retrieved 11 June 2020.