Harry Ross

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Harry Ross
Personal information
Full name Henry Ross
Date of birth 4 April 1881
Place of birth Brechin, Scotland
Date of death 1953 (aged 71 or 72)
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Lochee Harp ? (?)
1899–1904 Burnley 106 (2)
1907–1909 Fulham 29 (3)
St Mirren ? (?)
1910–1911 Brechin City 7 (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Henry Ross (4 April 1881 – 1953) was a Scottish professional footballer who played as a full back. Harry Ross, who had been born in Brechin in 1881, had moved from Junior football in Brechin to play for Burnley but his major triumphs were with Fulham, then a Southern League club, which he joined in 1904. He played ninety eight games, mainly at right back, for Fulham between 1904 and 1909 and scored a total of nine goals. Fulham had appointed Harry Bradshaw as manager in 1904 and “Bradshaw's teams were built around a wonderful defence in which the consistent and highly regarded Fryer was supported by two Harrys at full back, Ross and Thorpe."[1] He was described in 1905 as “one of those players who can play equally well at right or left back. Physically he is the man for the place. Twenty four years of age, he weighs over thirteen stone and stands a trifle more than five feet ten. He is a vigorous tackler and a powerful kick, and possesses all the attributes of mind and temper that go to make a first class player.”.[2] Fulham had entered the Football League in 1907. Ross had played for the Anglo-Scots in an international trial in 1905-06 [3] and had captained Fulham in 1907-08. In that season he had been carried shoulder high from the field, the hero of the hour, after Fulham had defeated Manchester United in a cup tie.[4] From Fulham he moved to St Mirren and thence signed for Brechin, playing his first game on 29 October 1910 against Aberdeen A.[5] Ross played seven games for Brechin City in season 1910-11.

References[edit]

  • Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888-1939. 
  • "Pre-League". The Fulham FC Website. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  • "The Brechin Advertiser". 
  1. ^ "Pre-League". The Fulham FC Website. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  2. ^ The Brechin Advertiser, 28 February 1905
  3. ^ The Brechin Advertiser, 6 November 1906
  4. ^ The Brechin Advertiser, 10 March 1908
  5. ^ The Brechin Advertiser, 8 November 1910