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2015-03-01T00:01:00 Updated 2015-03-01T11:03:36

On this day - 1 March


Name: Bobby Ferguson
Date of birth: 1 March 1945
Clubs: Kilmarnock, West Ham United, Sheffield Wednesday (loan), Adelaide City

Scotland international goalkeeper Bobby Ferguson made the move down to England when he signed for West Ham United from Kilmarnock in 1967.

Aged 22, he had already made 73 league appearances for the Scottish club and cost the Hammers a £65,000 fee, which was at the time a world record for a goalkeeper.

He remained at the Boleyn Ground for 13 years, and despite having to compete for the No1 jersey with Peter Grotier and Mervyn Day, he still managed to play 276 games for the Club.

Bobby had a spell on loan with Sheffield Wednesday in 1974 and was granted a testimonial match with the Hammers against Southampton in 1981.

He emigrated to Australia in 1981 and coached with Adelaide City before leaving football to run a diving firm.

Classic match

West Ham United 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Premier League
1 March 2003

Les Ferdinand (pictured) came back to haunt his old employers as he helped West Ham United secure a 2-0 victory over London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Ferdinand opened the scoring for the east Londoners with 31 minutes on the clock, firing a shot through goalkeeper Kasey Keller's grasp.

Teddy Sheringham, who would go on to play for the Hammers, tried to respond but it was the Hammers who pressed home their claims for victory with a second just moments after the break.

Les Ferdinand was involved again, putting Keller under pressure from a Michael Carrick cross. The American stopper couldn't gather and Carrick stormed into the box to drill home.

It was a deserved success for the Hammers, but one that was to ultimately prove fruitless as they suffered relegation from the Premier League on a heartbreaking final day of the season.

Complete record - 1 March

2009 West Ham United 1-0 Manchester City (Premier League)
2008 Chelsea 4-0 West Ham United (Premier League)
2003 West Ham United 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur (Premier League)
1997 Leeds United 1-0 West Ham United (Premier League)
1989 Luton Town 2-0 West Ham United (League Cup semi-final second leg)
1980 Luton Town 1-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1969 West Ham United 3-1 Newcastle United (Division One)
1958 Doncaster Rovers 1-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1952 Cardiff City 1-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1947 West Ham United 3-0 Swanses Town (Division Two)
1924 Notts County 1-1 West Ham United (Division One)

Played 11, Won 5, Drawn 3, Lost 3, Scored 14, Conceded 12

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