Duncan Ferguson Factfile: 1971: Born December 27, Stirling. 1990: Joins Dundee Utd, from Carse Thistle. Made debut in 2-1 win over Rangers. 1992: Won first of five senior Scotland caps against USA in Denver on North American tour.
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three months. Lost appeal against Scottish Football Association 12-match ban for attack on McStay - later overturned by court. 1996: Judge Lord Macfadyean's written judgement lifts the remaining seven matches of the ban and says the SFA Disciplinary Committee acted outside its powers. Ruled out of Scotland's Euro96 campaign due to a persistent groin injury. 1997: Signs new five-year contract with Everton in April. Decides to retire from international football. At the end of December, handed captaincy for the first time in his career. Responds by scoring his first hat trick for Everton in 3-2 win over Bolton. 1998: Given captain's armband on a permanent basis following Gary Speed's #6m departure to Newcastle. November 24: Poised to complete a #7m move to Newcastle, subject to passing a medical.