Glasgow City Head Coach Eddie Wolecki Black reflects on the achievements made by Leanne Ross, after her 150th appearance.
Signed in July 2007, since joining City, Ross has picked up 6 League titles, 3 League Cups and 2 Scottish Cups, which of course she will be hoping to add to, when City take on Forfar in this year’s Scottish Cup Final on the 11th November.
In 150 competitive starts for Glasgow City at home and in the Champions League so far, the midfielder has scored a remarkable 159 goals, a quite phenomenal return for a player in the middle of the park.
Wolecki Black said, “Having worked with Leanne now for 6 years, it’s fair to say I know the player pretty well. It is great testament to her dedication that she has now become the 7th all time appearance holder at the club. There is no doubt she will join the list of great players that have played here over the years and her name will sit comfortably alongside the likes of Laura Montgomery, Katharina Lindner and Leanne Campbell as true legends of the club. I would only need one hand to count the amount of sessions she has missed for this club over the years.
“A closer look at the stats also reveals she has the most appearances this season having been the only player to have played a part in every single game. Only 2 players have started more games. For any player to play so much at this club and combine it with national team duty is remarkable, for a player in their thirties to do it, makes the achievement all the more incredible. Leanne continues to be a great source of inspiration to others at the club and is always willing to talk and help youth players.
“Her goalscoring record is astonishing, and she is without doubt one of the calmest finishers I have ever worked with. I am sure she will go on and add to her impressive tally and the club will continue to benefit from her contribution for a few more years yet.”
Pictured above – Leanne Ross holding the Scottish Premier League trophy. (Photo: Graeme Berry)
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