Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Kenneth Ross

Known as
Ken Ross

27 August 1927

19 September 2004 (aged 77)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 234d
Last game: 32y 254d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 87 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 22

Family links
Dean Ross (Son)

Ken Ross

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1948-1955, 1959-1960129360.2853%7
Total1948-1955, 1959-1960129360.2853%7

AFL: 5,772nd player to appear, 1,713th most games played, 2,607th most goals kickedFitzroy: 642nd player to appear, 68th most games played, 143rd most goals kicked

A ruck-rover or utility who could run all day Ken Ross was a fine player for well over a decade in both the VFA and VFL. He commenced his career with Northcote before crossing to Fitzroy, aged twenty, in 1948. He was one of the last ever VFL players to use the place kick.

Between 1956 and 1958 Ross played for and coached Camberwell, winning the Liston Trophy for best and fairest in the VFA in 1957. He resumed with Fitzroy in 1959 and enjoyed a good year. However, after struggling early in the 1960 season he retired after playing 129 VFL games and kicking 36 goals for the men in maroon.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


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