Tommy Ross, scorer of fastest hat-trick in foot­ball his­tory

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS -

The scorer of the fastest hat-trick in foot­ball, Tommy Ross, has died aged 70.

The news was an­nounced by one of his for­mer Scot­tish foot­ball clubs.

Mr Ross holds the Guin­ness World Record af­ter scor­ing three goals in 90 sec­onds while play­ing as an 18-year-old for Ross County against Nairn County in Novem­ber 1964.

Inver-born Mr Ross also played for English clubs in­clud­ing Peter­bor­ough United, Wi­gan Ath­letic and York City, as well as Scot­tish side Brora Rangers.

News of his death was an­nounced by Tain foot­ball club St Duthus, which he man­aged dur­ing the 1990s.

Mr Ross joined Ross County in 1961 at the age of 15, and scored his first goal for the club that same sea­son.

He scored 44 goals dur­ing the 196465 sea­son.

His form at­tracted at­ten­tion from a num­ber of clubs on both sides of the bor­der, be­fore he moved to Peter­bor­ough United in 1965.

He then played for York City, Wi­gan Ath­letic and Rossendale United be­fore re­turn­ing to Scot­land to play for Brora Rangers in the 1970s.

He then got in­volved in coach­ing, and took the reigns of Tain St Duthus for sev­eral sea­sons in the mid ’90s.

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