West Ham United

Fergus Hunt

Born: Masborough (1875)

Signed: 1900 (Woolwich Arsenal)

Position: Right Winger

Appearances: 48

Goals: 10

Left: 1902 (Bury)

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Fergus Hunt began his career in Mexborough before playing for Middlesbrough Ironopolis and Darwin, where he scored 27 goals in 57 league games. In 1897 Hunt joined Woolwich Arsenal and was top scorer at the club for the next two seasons. In 1900 Arnold Hills decided to bring in some experienced players to his new West Ham side. The club made several new signings that year including Fergus Hunt, Hugh Monteith (Bristol City) Freddie Fenton (Gainsborough), George Radcliffe (Grimsby Town), James Reid (Port Vale), Albert Kaye (Chatham) and Billy Grassam (Port Vale). However, Hunt only managed to score 3 goals in 27 league games in that season. In the 1901-1902 season his form was slightly better and although he only played in 15 games he scored six goals. Hunt returned to Woolwich Arsenal in 1902 but failed to recapture his earlier performances. Fergus Hunt also played for Fulham and Burton United at the end of his career.