Barry Ferguson MBE (born 2 February 1978) is a Scottish football player and coach. He was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire on 17 June 2006.

Ferguson spent most of his career at Rangers, in two spells either side of a £7.5 million transfer to English club Blackburn Rovers. He totalled 431 games and 60 goals for Rangers, whom he captained from 2000. Ferguson won the Scottish Premier League, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup five times apiece for Rangers, including a treble in 2003 which earned him the honour of SFWA Footballer of the Year. He also helped them to the 2008 UEFA Cup Final.

Ferguson made 45 appearances for the Scotland national team, starting from 1998. In 2009, following behavioural incidents while on Scotland duty, he was stripped of the captaincy of Rangers and told he would no longer be considered for international selection.

Later in his career, he returned to England with Birmingham City, Blackpool and Fleetwood Town. Towards the end of his playing spell with Blackpool, he was appointed caretaker manager of the club. Ferguson was appointed player-manager of Clyde in June 2014; he resigned from this position in February 2017.

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