John Ross Player Profile

Player Details

  • Position: Right Winger
  • Signed: June 3rd, 1939
  • First Manager: Sam Irving
  • Career Totals: 48 appearances, 14 goals


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1946-47 9 4 0 0 55.6% 0.0% 44.4%
1945-46 16 3 0 0 50.0% 12.5% 37.5%
1942-43 1 0 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
1941-42 22 7 0 0 31.8% 36.4% 31.8%
1939-40 - - - - - - -
Totals: 48 (0) 14


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 04/01/47 B Division vs. Dumbarton (A) 2 - 0
 01/01/47 B Division vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 2
 28/12/46 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (H) 5 - 1
 21/12/46 B Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 4
 14/12/46 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 3 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
 14/12/46 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 3 - 2
 04/09/46 Semi Final vs. East Fife (H) 2 - 4
 28/08/46 Quarter Final vs. Dunfermline (H) 4 - 1
 29/09/45 Southern 'B' vs. Airdrie (H) 4 - 2
 01/01/42 North Eastern - 2nd Series vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 5

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 14/12/46 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  3 - 2
 04/09/46 Semi Final vs. East Fife (H)  2 - 4
 28/08/46 Quarter Final vs. Dunfermline (H)  4 - 1
 28/08/46 Quarter Final vs. Dunfermline (H)  4 - 1
 29/09/45 Southern 'B' vs. Airdrie (H)  4 - 2
 29/09/45 Southern 'B' vs. Airdrie (H)  4 - 2
 29/09/45 Southern 'B' vs. Airdrie (H)  4 - 2
 01/01/42 North Eastern - 2nd Series vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 5
 29/11/41 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. East Fife (H)  3 - 2
 22/11/41 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. St Bernard's (A)  3 - 3
 08/11/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 9
 04/10/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Leith Athletic (A)  5 - 2
 23/08/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Aberdeen (H)  5 - 0
 23/08/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Aberdeen (H)  5 - 0

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 04/01/47 B Division vs. Dumbarton (A)  2 - 0
 01/01/47 B Division vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 2
 28/12/46 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  5 - 1
 21/12/46 B Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 4
 14/12/46 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  3 - 2
 16/11/46 B Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  2 - 1
 04/09/46 Semi Final vs. East Fife (H)  2 - 4
 31/08/46 B Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 3
 28/08/46 Quarter Final vs. Dunfermline (H)  4 - 1
 27/04/46 vs. QOS (H)  1 - 3
 20/04/46 vs. QOS (H)  2 - 1
 03/04/46 Playoff vs. Ayr Utd (N)  0 - 1
 30/03/46 Sectional Tie vs. Dumbarton (A)  2 - 1
 23/03/46 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1
 16/03/46 Sectional Tie vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  1 - 1
 09/03/46 Sectional Tie vs. Dumbarton (H)  3 - 2
 02/03/46 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 2
 23/02/46 Sectional Tie vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  4 - 0
 06/02/46 1st Round Replay vs. Raith Rovers (N)  3 - 3
 02/02/46 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Raith Rovers (A)  3 - 0
 26/01/46 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Raith Rovers (H)  1 - 4
 19/01/46 Southern 'B' vs. East Fife (A)  0 - 2
 05/01/46 Southern 'B' vs. Arbroath (H)  4 - 1
 06/10/45 Southern 'B' vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  2 - 4
 29/09/45 Southern 'B' vs. Airdrie (H)  4 - 2
 03/10/42 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Raith Rovers (A)  0 - 4
 21/02/42 North Eastern - 2nd Series vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 0
 17/01/42 North Eastern - 2nd Series vs. Leith Athletic (A)  2 - 2
 10/01/42 North Eastern - 2nd Series vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 0
 03/01/42 North Eastern - 2nd Series vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 1
 01/01/42 North Eastern - 2nd Series vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 5
 20/12/41 Final 2nd Leg vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 6
 13/12/41 Final 1st Leg vs. Aberdeen (H)  4 - 1
 06/12/41 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 1
 29/11/41 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. East Fife (H)  3 - 2
 22/11/41 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. St Bernard's (A)  3 - 3
 15/11/41 1st Round 1st Leg vs. St Bernard's (H)  7 - 1
 08/11/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 9
 01/11/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 4
 25/10/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 7
 11/10/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. St Bernard's (H)  2 - 2
 04/10/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Leith Athletic (A)  5 - 2
 27/09/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. East Fife (A)  2 - 2
 20/09/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 1
 13/09/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Raith Rovers (A)  1 - 2
 30/08/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Rangers (A)  3 - 5
 23/08/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Aberdeen (H)  5 - 0
 09/08/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. East Fife (H)  1 - 1


Biography

John was with Gateshead and Gillingham before he signed for United. He left on a free transfer in November 1939 but returned two years later, playing often during 1941 and 1942 whilst serving in the armed forces. In season 1945-46 he signed for United again and after two years, he was released in April 1947.

Debut

August 9th, 1941
East Fife 1 - 1 Dundee United

Wartime (North Eastern - 1st Series)


Timeline

  • Signed For Dundee United

    John was with Gateshead and Gillingham before he signed for United. He left on a free transfer in November 1939 but returned two years later, playing often during 1941 and 1942 whilst serving in the armed forces. In season 1945-46 he signed for United again and after two years, he was released in April 1947.

  • The 4000 crowd at Tannadice showed Dundee is still eager for senior football.

  • Dundee United knocked the bottom from Aberdeen's unbeaten North-Eastern League record at Tannadice Park on Saturday. The Dons disappointed. They have no excuse. Certainly Lyon received a leg injury in the early stages, but that did not materially affect the result. The United played open football and deserve every credit. They were unquestionably the better team. The Dons indulged in too much close passing. A goal in the first minute acted like a tonic to the United. Ross was the scorer. He headed over Johnstone into the net as the 'keeper left his charge in an attempt to intercept Junior's cross. The second goal came in twenty-five minutes. Holland neatly heading home a cross from Smart. Midway through the second half Ross crashed a pass from Holland into the net, and shortly afterwards Junior hooked the ball into the net with terrific force as it came over from Ross. Holland completed the nap hand in the closing minutes.

  • Last Appearance - Dumbarton 0 - 2 Dundee United