Ross Gaynor

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Ross Gaynor
Personal information
Full name Ross Leon Gaynor
Date of birth (1987-09-09) 9 September 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth Ardee, Louth, Republic of Ireland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger / Left back
Club information
Current team
Sligo Rovers
Number 11
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007-2008 Millwall 3 (0)
2007 Sutton United F.C. (loan) ? (?)
2008 Cobh Ramblers 14 (6)
2009 Sporting Fingal 14 (3)
2009 Drogheda United (loan) 15 (1)
2010-2011 Dundalk 63 (8)
2012- Sligo Rovers 64 (2)
National team
Republic of Ireland U17
Republic of Ireland U19
2007 Republic of Ireland U21 2 (2)
2010 Republic of Ireland U23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:56, 3 April 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Ross Leon Gaynor (born 9 September 1987) from Ardee, County Louth is an Irish professional footballer, who currently plays as a striker for League of Ireland side Sligo Rovers.

Club career[edit]

Ross began his career in football in the underage system of Irish Meath and District League club Ardee Celtic.

Ross made his name when he won the Golden Boot in the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland when he was just 14[citation needed].Ross had trials with Manchester City and Aston Villa[citation needed] but opted to sign for Millwall F.C . He began his career with Millwall and joined Sutton United on loan in 2007 but was released at the end of the 2007-2008 season, subsequently joining Cobh Ramblers. Gaynor signed for Sporting Fingal in December 2008 for the season, but joined Drogheda United on loan in July 2009. On the 9th of February 2010 he signed for Dundalk.[1]

In December 2011, Gaynor signed for League of Ireland side Sligo Rovers.[2] Despite starting out on the wing he eventually settled into the left back position due to an injury to regular left back Iarfhlaith Davoren. He was an important part of the defence that secured a first league title in 35 years for Rovers while also providing several assists.

He made a good start to the 2013 season again in the left-back position and scored his first league goal for the club in the home win over Derry City. An injury towards the end of the year restricted his appearances but he added an FAI Cup winners' medal to his collection coming on as a sub in the 3-2 win against Drogheda in the final.


At the age 18 he was capped by Republic of Ireland under-21 national football team and scoring twice on his debut.[3] His second cap came against Portugal.[4]

He was also capped a number of times at U23 level. The latest coming On 26 May 2010 against England C.[5]

He also has scored on his debut for the Irish under 17's 19's and 21's.


Sligo Rovers


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