Trevor Ross

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Trevor Ross
Personal information
Full name Trevor William Ross[1]
Date of birth (1957-01-16) 16 January 1957 (age 61)
Place of birth Ashton-under-Lyne, England
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1972–1974 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1977 Arsenal 58 (5)
1977–1983 Everton 126 (16)
1982Portsmouth (loan) 5 (0)
1982Sheffield United (loan) 4 (0)
1983 AEK Athens
1984 Sheffield United 4 (0)
1984–1987 Bury 98 (11)
1987 Hyde United 5 (0)
1987–1988 Altrincham
National team
1977 Scotland U21 [2] 1 (0)
Teams managed
1989–1990 Ashton United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Trevor William Ross (born 16 January 1957 in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire) is a former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. Ross played for English clubs Arsenal, Everton, Portsmouth, Sheffield United and Bury.[3] He also featured for AEK Athens of the Greek First Division.[4] Born in England, Ross is a youth international for Scotland.


Ross started his career at Arsenal, joining the club's academy at 12 years old. In 1972 he became an apprentice at the club, signing professionally just two years later. He then made his first-team debut as a substitute against Liverpool on 1 February 1975.[5] Ross was a regular in the latter half of the 1975–76 and throughout the 1976–77 seasons. He was ousted from the side by David Price at the start of the 1977–78 season, and in November 1977 moved to Everton for £170,000.[6][7] He played 67 games in all for Arsenal, scoring 9 goals.[6]

Ross made his Everton debut on 5 November 1977 in a 1–0 defeat of Derby County. He then linked up on loan with sides Portsmouth and Sheffield United in the 1982–83 season. He went on to play 120 matches scoring 16 goals for the Toffees. In the summer of 1983, Ross moved on to Sheffield.[8] After a spell in the Greek First Division with AEK Athens,[4] he returned for a brief stint with Sheffield United. Ross went on to see out his playing days in the Football League with three seasons at Bury.

He then moved into non-league football, first a short spell with Hyde United[9] before Tommy Docherty signed him up at Altrincham.[10] He managed club Ashton United for the 1989–90 season until he was dismissed only three months into the next season.[11]

Personal life[edit]

After leaving football, Ross worked as an HGV driver. In 2007, he worked as a transport supervisor, and in his spare time coached youngsters at Oldham Sports Centre.[12]

Ross's father, Willie, was also a footballer who played for Arbroath and Bradford City in the 1940s and 1950s. Ross could claim Scottish ancestry through his father, and was capped once by Scotland at under-21 level, despite having played for his native England at youth level.[10][12]


  1. ^ "Trevor Ross". Gunnermania. Johan Karlsson. Archived from the original on 15 May 2008. Retrieved 5 November 2009.
  2. ^ Rollin, Jack, ed. (1990). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1990–91 (21st ed.). Queen Anne Press. p. 887. ISBN 0-356-17911-7.
  3. ^ "Trevor Ross". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 4 November 2009.
  4. ^ a b Mastrogiannopoulos, Alexander (11 May 2005). "Foreign Players in Greece since 1959/60". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 November 2009.
  5. ^ "Exclusive interview with Everton legend Trevor Ross". Blue
  6. ^ a b "Trevor Ross". Arsenal F.C. Retrieved 4 November 2009.
  7. ^ "Trevor Ross Arsenal FC". Football Heroes. Sporting Heroes Collections. Retrieved 4 November 2009.
  8. ^ "Trevor Ross Everton FC". Football Heroes. Sporting Heroes Collections. Retrieved 4 November 2009.
  9. ^ "Player Statistics: Trevor Ross". Hyde United F.C. Retrieved 4 November 2009.
  10. ^ a b "Altrincham FC Players of 1987–88". Altrincham F.C. Retrieved 4 November 2009.
  11. ^ "Radcliffe to Ryan". Ashton United (Hurst FC) Player Database. Archived from the original on 21 October 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2009.
  12. ^ a b "Trevor's still on the ball". Oldham Advertiser. 3 May 2007. Retrieved 4 November 2009.

External links[edit]

  • Trevor Ross at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database