Players - Sydney Ross

Sydney Ross
Birthdate: 8 June 1869
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Date of death: 4 February 1924
Other clubs: Cambuslang (1890), Cambuslang (2 / 1893-94), Third Lanark (1894-98), Clyde, Ayr Parkhouse
Bought from: Cambuslang
Signed for LFC: June 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
League games / goals: 0 / 0
Total 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. Ross emigrated to Australia in 1910 and died in 1924 in South Brisbane, Queensland, from Hodgkins disease and heart failure, aged 55.
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 0 3 0 0 18 21
1892-1893 0 3 0 0 18 21
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Total Opponent
2 Bury
2 Blackpool
2 Fleetwood Rangers
2 Heywood Central
2 Higher Walton
2 Nelson
2 West Manchester
1 Rossendale
1 Newtown
1 Nantwich
1 South Shore
1 Southport
1 Fairfield
1 Northwich Vict.
Total Competition
18 Lancashire League
3 FA Cup
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 03.09.1892 Higher Walton Anfield Other
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