|Full name||Patrick Ambrose|
|Date of birth||October 17, 1928|
|Place of birth||Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland|
|Date of death||22 February 2002(aged 73)|
|Place of death||Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland|
|1954–1958||League of Ireland XI||7||(1)|
|1954–1964||Republic of Ireland B||2||(0)|
|1958||Republic of Ireland||5||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
He made his debut against Transport in Bray on 28 August 1949 in a Dublin City Cup game.
He was one of the club's best ever strikers. During his career at Rovers he scored 109 League goals which is a club record . He was the leading scorer at the club in 1953–54, 1954–55, 1955–56 (20 goals) and 1960–61.
When Rovers won the title in 1953–54, their first title for fifteen years, Paddy scored 13 goals. Paddy won a League medal with Shamrock Rovers four times, in 1953–54, 1956–57, 1958–59 and 1963–64.
He played in six FAI Cup finals plus one replay and won four winner's medals in the following years, 1955, 1956, 1962 and 1964. Paddy made 6 appearances in European competition for Rovers.
The man who became famous for wearing the green and white hooped number nine shirt was capped by Ireland five times, scoring once, also earning two B caps and one amateur international cap for the Republic of Ireland national football team.
The great service of Paddy Ambrose to Rovers was marked by the presentation of a gold medal by the directors. This was a medal which was presented to any Rovers player who had 15 consecutive years service to the club.
- League of Ireland: 4
- Shamrock Rovers 1953–54, 1956–57, 1958–59, 1963–64
- FAI Cup: 4
- Shamrock Rovers 1955, 1956, 1962, 1964
- The Hoops by Paul Doolan and Robert Goggins (ISBN 0-7171-2121-6)