Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Donald Ross

Known as
Don Ross

20 February 1934 (age 89)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 59d
Last game: 24y 184d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 9

Family links
Paul Ross (Son)

Don Ross

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,187th player to appear, 1,707th most games played, 3,682nd most goals kickedFootscray: 388th player to appear, 87th most games played, 262nd most goals kicked

Originally from Albury, Don Ross was a hard working centreman, ruck-rover or half forward who was a key figure in Footscray's breakthrough VFL premiership win in 1954. He had 20 disposals in the centre during the Grand Final win over Melbourne, and clearly outpointed his opponent Ken Melville. Ross played a total of 129 VFL games for Footscray between 1952 and 1958, winning the club's best and fairest award in 1956 - the same year that teammate Peter Box won the Brownlow Medal.

Author - John Devaney


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* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.