Player profile

Sydney Ross

Birthdate: 8 June 1869
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Date of death: 4 February 1924
Other clubs: Cambuslang, Cambuslang (2 / 1893-94), Third Lanark (1894-98), Clyde, Ayr Parkhouse
Bought from: Cambuslang
Signed for LFC: 1892
Liverpool debut: 03.09.1892
Last appearance: 04.03.1893
Contract expiry: 1893
Win ratio: 76.19% W: 16 D: 1 L: 4
Honours: Lancashire league 1892/93
LFC league games/goals: 0 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 21 / 0

Player profile

Ross was Liverpool's first-choice goalkeeper in the club's only season in the Lancashire league. The majority of the regulars in the side had the prefix "Mc" in front of their names so the team was known as "The team of Macs". The Liverpool Echo noted at the time that "it was amusing to hear Ross frequently greeted by humourously-inclined spectators behind the goal with cries of 'Play up, MacRoss'." Unfortunately for Ross he was badly injured in a Lancashire Cup tie against neighbours Bootle on 11 March 1893 and it was noted in the newspapers at the time: "Ross was again an absentee, being an inmate at Stanley hospital till Friday, and it is feared he has received a permanent injury." Ross certainly didn't play for Liverpool again and returned to Scotland where he resumed his career. He played a few matches for Cambuslang in the 1893/94 season before signing for Third Lanark in May 1894. He was mostly a reserve goalkeeper at Lanark before moving in the summer of 1898 to Clyde who signed as well Liverpool 'keeper, Willie Donnelly.

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals03001821
1892-1893 03001821

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
2Bury
2Blackpool
2Fleetwood Rangers
2Heywood Central
2Higher Walton
2Nelson
2West Manchester
1Rossendale
1Newtown
1Nantwich
1South Shore
1Southport
1Fairfield
1Northwich Vict.
TotalCompetition
18Lancashire League
3FA Cup

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals000000
1892-1893 000000

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TotalTeam
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TotalCompetition
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TotalGoal minute period
01-15
016-30
031-45
046-60
061-75
076-90
091-120
TotalOpen play/Penalty
0Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
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Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
103.09.1892Higher WaltonAnfieldOther

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
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Related Quotes

The position of goal-keeper is perfectly safe in the hands of Sidney Ross. His display in the practice matches stamps him as one of the finest custodians who ever appeared in a team.

Field Sport on Sidney Ross in 1892

The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1892-1893 * Goalkeeper
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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