Ross Chisholm

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Ross Chisholm
Personal information
Full name Ross Stephen Chisholm[1]
Date of birth (1988-01-14) 14 January 1988 (age 29)[1]
Place of birth Irvine, Scotland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hurlford United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Hibernian 43 (0)
2009 Shamrock Rovers 12 (0)
2010 Darlington 3 (0)
2010–2011 Arbroath 21 (2)
2011–2012 Dundee 17 (0)
2012–2013 Shumen 2010 10 (0)
2013–2014 Arbroath 49 (0)
2014– Hurlford United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:00, 22 July 2014.

Ross Stephen Chisholm (born 14 January 1988) is a former Scottish professional footballer who plays for Scottish Junior Football Association, West Region club Hurlford United. He began his career with Hibernian and made over 40 appearances in the Scottish Premier League before being released in 2009. Chisholm then had short spells with Shamrock Rovers and Darlington before signing for Arbroath. He played for Dundee during the 2011–12 season.

Club career[edit]

Chisholm was born in Irvine, North Ayrshire.[1] He started his career with Hibernian, where he was fast-tracked by manager John Collins to join the first-team squad for a winter training camp in Marbella during the 2006–07 season, having previously been with the under-19 squad. He subsequently made his debut later in the season and was given a two-year contract.[2]

Chisholm struggled to build on this initial impact during the 2007–08 season, but he has won a more regular first team place during the autumn of 2008. Manager Mixu Paatelainen said that Chisholm "is a bit of a leader, he talks, he organises".[3] Paatelainen was replaced by John Hughes as Hibs manager during the 2009 close season, and one of his first decisions was to release Chisholm.[4][5]

Chisholm then made a guest appearance for Shamrock Rovers in a friendly against Newcastle on 11 July 2009 at the Tallaght Stadium,[6] and signed for the club on 13 August, until the end of the League of Ireland season.[7] He scored for Rovers in a FAI Cup match against Sporting Fingal,[8] his only goal for the club.

Chisholm signed for Darlington on 2 March 2010,[9] and made his debut the same day against Port Vale.[10] He was released by the club following their relegation from Football League Two, along with 13 other players.[11]

Chisholm signed for Arbroath in October 2010.[12] He joined the club at the same time as Patrick Deane, another former Hibernian youth product.[12]

He signed for Dundee on 21 June 2011.[5] Chisholm was released by Dundee at the end of the 2011–12 season.[13] He then moved to Bulgaria, signing for second division club Shumen 2010.[14][15] After half a season in Bulgaria, Chisholm returned to Arbroath. He was made captain of the team following the departures of Stuart Malcolm and Mark Baxter to Forfar.

Chisholm signed for Junior side Hurlford United in July 2014.[16]

In April 2016, Chisholm was selected for the Scotland national futsal team.[17]


  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 83. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ Stanton, Chris. "New deal for Hibs youngster". Sky Sports. Retrieved 14 September 2008. 
  3. ^ Hardie, David (29 November 2008). "Mixu calls on Hibs' nearly men to follow Chisholm into first team". Edinburgh Evening News. 
  4. ^ "Hibs: Midfielder Chisholm is stunned by Hibs' decision to let him go". Edinburgh Evening News. 20 June 2009. 
  5. ^ a b Robertson, Neil (22 June 2011). "Ross Chisholm hopes move to Dundee FC can help his SPL ambitions". The Courier. DC Thomson. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Flying Start For Magpies". Newcastle United F.C. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "New signing - Ross Chisholm". Shamrock Rovers F.C. 13 August 2009. 
  8. ^ "Sporting Fingal 2–2 Shamrock Rovers". RTÉ Sport. 12 September 2009. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  9. ^ "Quakers land Chisholm". Sky Sports. 2 March 2010. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  10. ^ "Darlington 1–3 Port Vale". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  11. ^ "Darlington released player tally rises to 14". BBC Sport. 2010-05-13. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  12. ^ a b "Lichties welcome two new faces". Arbroath Herald. 7 October 2010. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  13. ^ "SPL ins and outs". BBC Sport. BBC. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  14. ^ "Soccer Shorts; Swede swaps Milan for Paris". Daily Record. Trinity Mirror. 19 July 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  15. ^ "Bulgaria is Shum change for Chis". Daily Record. Trinity Mirror. 21 July 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  16. ^ O'Donnell, Jim (19 July 2014). "Currie hot under collar after Barry swoops to sign Vale striker Scott". Evening Times. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  17. ^ Lamont, Alasdair (26 April 2016). "Can futsal help Scottish football flourish?". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 

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