George Ross

Full Name: George Ross
Born: 15/04/1943 (Greenock)
Died: 07/05/2016 (Fulwood, Preston)

George Ross, born in Inverness 15th April 1943, signed for Preston North End as a junior and made 386 league appearances for them 1960-73, mostly at full back. 

He had been spotted early in the 1958-59 season by a Preston scout playing for his local amateur team, Hilton Athletic, when only 15. 

His Preston career included appearances in the 1960 F.A. Youth Cup final v Chelsea and 1964 F.A. Cup final v West Ham United as well as a 3rd Division winners medal in 1971. 

After a Preston testimonial in 1973 he moved to captain Southport for 1973-74 (31 league matches). 

He then played for Washington Diplomats, Telford United and Morecambe. 

In 1983 he returned to Southport, by then non league, as manager. 

He was founder chairman of the Preston ex players Association in 1998 and continued in the role until 2013. 

He was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award by Preston in 2009 for whom he continued to work as matchday host in the corporate lounges 

and giving ground tours of Deepdale. 

He died on Saturday 7th May 2016, aged 73. 

Southport Playing Stats

First Team

Heritage Qualifying League Only Cup Only Other Only All
Season Qualifying Starts Qualifying Subs Qualifying Appearances Qualifying Goals League Starts League Subs Total League Appearances League Goals Cup Starts Cup Subs Total CupAppearances Cup Goals Other Starts Other Subs Total Other Appearances Other Goals Total Starts Total Subs Total Appearances Total Goals


Season Date Club From Standard From Club To Standard To Value/Notes
1972/1973 29/11/1972 Preston North End First Team Southport First Team Loan
1972/1973 28/12/1972 Southport First Team Preston North End First Team Recalled from Loan
1973/1974 08/06/1973 Preston North End First Team Southport First Team Free
1973/1974 19/04/1974 Southport First Team No Club First Team Contract Cancelled so player can go to USA

Management Stats

Southport First Team

Timeline Heritage Qualifying League Only Cup Only Other Only All
Start End Qualifying Played Qualifying Won Qualifying Drawn Qualifying Lost League Played League Won League Drawn League Lost Cup Played Cup Won Cup Drawn Cup Lost Other Played Other Won Other Drawn Other Lost Total Played Total Won Total Drawn Total Lost

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