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 29)
Place of birth Ardee, County Louth, Ireland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Number 34
Youth career
Belvedere [1]
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)
2012–2014 Sligo Rovers 64 (2)
2014–2015 Cork City 27 (4)
2016– Linfield 13 (5)
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 21:30, 2 August 2015 (UTC).

Ross Leon Gaynor (born 9 September 1987) from Ardee, County Louth is an Irish professional footballer, who currently plays for Linfield in the Northern Ireland Football League.

Club career[edit]

Gaynor began his career playing juvenile football in Ardee with Square United and Ardee Celtic before moving on to Belvedere .

Gaynor played for the Dundalk Schoolboys League side.[citation needed] He opted to begin his career with Millwall. Gaynor later joined Sutton United on loan in 2007 but was released at the end of the 2007–08 season, subsequently joining Cobh Ramblers. Gaynor then signed for Sporting Fingal in December 2008 for the season, but joined Drogheda United on loan in July 2009. On 9 February 2010 he signed for Dundalk.[2]

In December 2011, Gaynor signed for Sligo Rovers.[3] 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 the Republic of Ireland under-21s, and scored twice on his debut.[4] His second cap came against Portugal.[5]

He was also capped a number of times at under-23 level. The latest coming On 26 May 2010 against England C.[6]

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


Sligo Rovers


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