|Full name||Ross Tokely|
|Date of birth||8 March 1979|
|Place of birth||Aberdeen, Scotland|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:42, 8 February 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Ross Tokely (born 8 March 1979 in Aberdeen) is a Scottish professional footballer, who is currently playing for Highland Football League side Brora Rangers. Tokely played for Inverness Caledonian Thistle from 1996, having signed from Highland Football League club Huntly and remained at the club until June 2012, an impressive total of 16 seasons at the Inverness club. Tokely was ICT's longest serving player and currently holds their appearance record. He also holds the distinction of having played and scored in every division of Scottish league football, from Third Division to the SPL, since signing for Inverness CT
Tokely was signed by Steve Paterson from Highland Football League club Huntly in 1996. He made his first appearance in the side that won the Third Division title in 1997. Tokely gradually established himself in the side, usually playing at right back, although he has sometimes played in central defence or as a holding midfielder.
Tokely also had more positive successes during this period, notably a fantastic goal against his boyhood heroes Hearts in the 2002 Scottish Cup. Tokely hit a 20-yard shot into the top corner at Tynecastle as Inverness defeated another SPL club in the cup, having won 3–1 at Celtic Park in 2000. Tokely also scored the winning penalty in a shoot-out against Dunfermline Athletic in the following season's League Cup.
Tokely was part of the squad that won promotion to the SPL in 2004, by winning the First Division title. As Inverness moved into the SPL, he retained his spot in the side, being awarded the number 2 jersey. After 10 years of service to the club, Tokely was awarded a testimonial match against Sheffield United.
Throughout their five-year stint in the top league, Tokely was an established player in the side. His longest spell out of the team came in 2007, when he missed a month of first team action after being sent off for an off the ball punch on Motherwell player Steven McGarry. As the Highland club unsuccessfully battled against relegation in 2009, manager Terry Butcher joked that he wanted his side to achieve more league points than Tokley's total of disciplinary points. Ironically, Tokely racked up further disciplinary points as he was sent off for a professional foul on the final day of the season against Falkirk. Inverness went on to lose the decisive match 1–0, and were consequently relegated, with Tokely's dismissal identified as the "turning point" of the match.
Nonetheless, Tokely retained his place in the Inverness side after their drop back down to the First Division, helping the club gain promotion straight back to the SPL in 2010. He was made captain of the team for his 500th appearance for Inverness, a 1–0 win against Airdrie United. Tokely agreed a new contract with Inverness in June 2010, despite receiving offers from overseas. In May 2012, he rejected a contract offer from Inverness and ended his 16-year career with the club.
Tokely joined Brora Rangers as a player/coach in January 2013.
- "Inverness CT's Ross Tokely set for 500th match for club". BBC Sport. 22 January 2010.
- "Caley hero Tokely's Hearts-breaker". BBC Sport. 27 January 2002.
- "Tokely comeback for testimonial". BBC Sport. 20 July 2006.
- Darroch, Stuart (4 May 2009). "Abuse stokes Ross Tokely to fire Inverness's winner". The Times (London).
- "Inverness 0 Falkirk 1: Butcher's men are relegated as sub Higdon saves Bairns". Daily Mail (London). 24 May 2009.
- "I rejected moves to Greece and even China to stay at club I love, says Inverness star Ross Tokely". Daily Record. 19 June 2010. Retrieved 20 June 2010.
- "Ross Tokely angry at 'disrespectful' treatment from Inverness CT". STV. 2 June 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
- "Former Inverness defender Ross Tokely joins Ross County". BBC Sport (BBC). 7 June 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012.