Click here to go back to the AFC Heritage Trust Homepage Aberdeen Football Club Heritage Trust Logo  
Aberdeen Football Club Heritage Trust - Player Profile
Willie Ross Squad Index
Information:
1927-28 Squad Number:
6
Position:
Left Half
Date of Birth:
23rd March 1902
Birthplace:
Newhills, Aberdeen
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 9
Weight:
11st 0lbs
Signed:
12/01/1926
Career History:
Mugiemoss Juniors
Aberdeen 12th January 1926
New Brighton 15th May 1928
Muggiemoss Juniors
 
Profile:
After signing up at the beginning of 1926, Willie made the breakthrough to first team football in January 1927.
In January 1928 "The Bon-Accord" was suggesting that "Hector Lawson will have difficulty in regaining his place in the Dons' team if Willie Ross continues to play as well as he did against Queen's Park and Dundee."
Sadly, though, a stomach complaint ended his top-class football career ad he eventuallty returned to playing for Mugiemoss.
Outside of football, Willie worked as a machineman at Stoneywood Milld for 38 years and lived at 114 Auchmill Road, Bucksburn.
Willie moved to Bristol in later life to live with his married daughter, and died on 23rd April 1992.

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
04/10/1926
Dundee 2-2 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 5,000 24 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1927-28
8
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
9
0
0
1
0
0
1926-27
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
0
0
2
0
0
Totals:
18
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
19
0
0
3
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 19 0