Ian Ross (footballer, born 1947)

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Ian Ross
Personal information
Full name Ian Ross
Date of birth (1947-11-26) 26 November 1947 (age 67)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Glasgow & District Schools
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1972 Liverpool 48 (2)
1972–1976 Aston Villa 175 (3)
1976 Notts County (loan) 4 (1)
1976 Northampton Town (loan) 2 (0)
1976–1979 Peterborough United 112 (1)
1979–1982 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 (0)
1982–1983 Hereford United 15 (0)
Teams managed
1982 Wolverhampton Wanderers (caretaker)
1985–1987 Valur
1988–1990 KR Reykjavík
1992–1993 Huddersfield Town
1994 Keflavík
1996 Berwick Rangers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ian Ross (born 26 November 1947 in Glasgow) is a Scottish former professional footballer and football manager.


A utility player, Ross's debut was for Liverpool on 14 January 1967 at Sheffield Wednesday in the First Division. He then moved to Aston Villa for £60,000 in February 1972, where captained their side that gained promotion to the top flight and also won the League Cup.

After falling out of favour at Villa, he had spells on loan at Notts County and Northampton Town before joining Peterborough United in December 1976. Here, he amassed over 100 appearances during two-and-a-half seasons, in which he also served the club in a coaching role.

He joined First Division Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1979 primarily as a coach, following his former Peterborough manager John Barnwell. He remained a registered player but never played a first team game for the club. He stepped in as caretaker manager after Barnwell's eventual sacking in January 1982, taking charge of five games, losing all. Ross left the club soon after, joining Hereford United in a similar role, though here he did make 15 first team appearances during the 1982/83 season.

He moved to Iceland to manage Valur, KR and later Keflavík before returning to the UK and later took up the reigns at Huddersfield Town in 1992/93. He subsequently managed Berwick Rangers in 1996.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Aston Villa F.C. Captain
Succeeded by
Chris Nicholl