Leanne Ross

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Leanne Ross
Personal information
Date of birth (1981-07-08) 8 July 1981 (age 37)
Place of birth Falkirk, Scotland
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Glasgow City
Number 16
Youth career
Falkirk Girls
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
19982007 Newburgh Ladies
2007 Glasgow City (25)
National team
2006–2017 Scotland [1] 133 (9 [2] )
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 12:00, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:16, 22 December 2017 (UTC) (UTC)

Leanne Ross (born 8 July 1981) is a Scottish female international football midfielder. She currently plays for Glasgow City. Since her 2006 debut, Ross has amassed over 100 caps for Scotland.

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Club career

Ross grew up in Stenhousemuir and played on boys' teams before, at the age of 15, scoring a record 56 goals in one season for Falkirk Girls. [3] Prior to joining Glasgow City in 2007, Ross spent nine years with Newburgh who later folded. [4]

Ross won a full set of domestic medals with Glasgow City, and also featured in the UEFA Women's Champions League. [3]

International career

Ross made two appearances for the Scotland under-19 team before a broken ankle derailed her progress at international level. [5] After a lengthy absence, she was surprised to be drafted into the senior team – at left back – for a 1–0 World Cup qualifying win over Switzerland at McDiarmid Park in April 2006. [3]

Ross became a national team regular and won her 50th cap against the same opposition in June 2010. [5]

Ross retired from international football in August 2017. [6]

International goals

Results list Scotland's goal tally first. [1]
#DateVenueOpponentResultCompetitionGoals
127 Mar 2010 Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi   Georgia 3–1 2011 FIFA World Cup qualifier 1
23 Apr 2011 Kras Stadion, Volendam   Netherlands 2–6 Friendly 1
34 Mar 2012 GSZ Stadium, Larnaca   Italy 1–2 2012 Cyprus Cup 1
41 Jun 2013 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík   Iceland 3–2 Friendly 1
622 Sep 2013 Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn   Faroe Islands 7–2 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 2
726 Sep 2013 Fir Park, Motherwell   Bosnia and Herzegovina 7–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
85 Mar 2014 GSZ Stadium, Larnaca   France 1–1 2014 Cyprus Cup 1

Personal life

A girlhood Celtic supporter, [4] Ross is employed as an active schools co-ordinator in Clackmannanshire. [3]

References

  1. 1 2 "Leanne Ross - Women's A Squad". The Scottish FA. Retrieved 28 February 2011.
  2. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40994714
  3. 1 2 3 4 Billy Briggs (23 August 2010). "Scottish Women's World Cup football". The Herald. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  4. 1 2 "In the spotlight". Glasgow City FC. Retrieved 28 February 2011.
  5. 1 2 "Leanne Ross celebrates 50th cap". Scottish Football Association. 15 June 2010. Retrieved 28 February 2011.
  6. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40994714