George Ross (footballer, born 1943)

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This article is about the footballer who played for Preston. For the footballer who played in two FA Cup finals for Bury, see George Ross (footballer, born 1869). For other persons named George Ross, see George Ross.
George Ross
Personal information
Date of birth (1943-04-15)15 April 1943
Place of birth Inverness, Scotland
Date of death 7 May 2016(2016-05-07) (aged 73)
Playing position Full-back
Youth career
Preston North End
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1973 Preston North End 386 (3)
1973–1974 Southport 31 (0)
1974–19? Morecambe ?
Teams managed
1983 Southport
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

George Ross (15 April 1943 – 7 May 2016) was a Scottish footballer who played as a full-back in the Football League during the 1960s and 1970s, most notably with Preston North End. Surprisingly, Ross never started his senior professional football career with any of the three Highland Football League Clubs in Inverness at that time, and went south to Preston as a schoolboy.[1]

He started with Preston as a junior and after making his debut for them in the early 1960s, he went on to play 386 league games for them.[1] This included a place in the 1964 FA Cup Final team.

In the early 1970s, he left to join Southport and played 31 league games for them[1] in Football League Division Four.

In April 2009, he was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award by Preston, and he worked for them in the commercial department on matchdays.[2]

Ross died on 7 May 2016, aged 73.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "George Ross". Football League Career Stats at Neil Brown. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Preston - Apr 09 awards Archived 30 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "George Ross 1943-2016". Preston North End F.C. 8 May 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2016.