20 May 2009

Shane Ferguson

Name: Shane Ferguson
Born: 12 July 1991, Eglinton, Londonderry
Height: 5.09 ft
Weight: 10.01 st
Position: Midfielder / Left-Back

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Full (2009-date), 1 B Cap (2009), 11 Under-21 Caps (2009-2012), 16 Under-19 Caps / 1 Goal, 8 Under-17 Caps.

Club Career:
Teams........ --Seasons-- Signed -Fee- -League- FA Cup FL Cup Europe 
Newcastle Utd 10/11- date Jul-07 Youth
Birmingham C. 12/13 ..... Feb-13 .Loan 10 (1)/1 
Birmingham C. 13/14 ..... Jul-13 .Loan

Capable anywhere down the left-hand side, though mainly a winger, Shane Ferguson is one of the few to have played for Northern Ireland prior to his eighteenth birthday, taking the field for a friendly in Italy in 2009. He has remained a regular in Northern Ireland's underage teams and played in the 2010 Milk Cup Elite final.
Ferguson made his Newcastle debut at left-back in an inexperience line-up on 25th August 2010 in a Carling Cup victory at Accrington Stanley. In the next round, again playing at left-back, he set-up Newcastle's opener in a 4-3 win over Chelsea. He made his Premier League debut as a substitute in a 5-0 win over West Ham in January 2011.

Northern Ireland Full Cap Details:
06-06-2009 Italy......... A L 0-3 FR sub (17 yrs, 329 days)
29-02-2011 Norway........ H L 0-3 FR 

Northern Ireland B Cap Details:
06-05-2009 Scotland...... A L 0-3 FR sub

Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
18-11-2008 Scotland...... A W 3-1 FR
11-08-2009 Portugal...... A L 1-2 FR
17-11-2009 Czech Republic H L 1-2 ECQ sub
03-09-2010 San Marino.... H W 4-0 ECQ
07-09-2010 Germany....... A L 0-3 ECQ
17-11-2010 Scotland...... A L 1-3 FR
09-02-2011 Wales......... A L 0-2 FR
02-09-2011 Serbia........ A L 0-1 ECQ
06-09-2011 Denmark....... H L 0-3 ECQ
15-11-2011 Serbia........ H L 0-2 ECQ
10-05-2012 FYRo Macedonia A L 0-1 ECQ sent-off

Summary: 10(1)/0. Won 2, Drew 0, Lost 9. 

Photos by Roy Cathcart (NI kit) and Happy Days (Newcastle kit).

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