He’s enjoyed a prolific goal-scoring career in English football, but how much do you know about Ross McCormack? Get to know our new striker…
His full name is Ross McCormack. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland on 18 August 1986 and is 31-years-old.
What to expect
McCormack will arrive in Australia with a glowing reputation having made over 400 domestic league appearances for some big clubs in Scotland and England, including Rangers, Motherwell, Leeds United and Fulham.
He has established himself as a prolific goal scorer at nearly every club he has played for, starting with a fruitful four-year spell with Leeds United, where he scored 53 goals in 144 appearances – including a stunning four-goal haul against Charlton Athletic in 2013.
His form continued during a subsequent move to Fulham where McCormack scored 38 goals in 89 matches, twice claiming the club’s Player-of-the-Year award and earning selection in the Sky Bet Championship Team of the Year in 2015/16.
With a distinguished goal-scoring record and big game experience under his belt, McCormack looms as the ideal stand-in for injured star Bruno Fornaroli, who is expected to be out with an ankle injury into the new year.
McCormack has also been capped 13 times for Scotland since 2008, scoring two goals after making his senior debut as a substitute in a 3-1 defeat to the Czech Republic.
One of those strikes made McCormack known to the Australian public when he netted for his country against the Socceroos during a 3-1 friendly win in 2012.
McCormack’s transition to life at the City Football Academy will be made easier with the presence of a few friendly faces, having played alongside midfielder Neil Kilkenny and W-League Head Coach Patrick Kisnorbo during his time with Leeds United.
He also shares a unique honour with Kisnorbo, with both players having worn the captain’s armband for Leeds during their time at the club.
“I’m here to do a job for the team, support my teammates, work hard for the manager and represent the Club in the right manner. Hopefully I can show the fans what I can offer the team and I’m very excited about being able to represent this city and its fans at a great Club.” – Ross McCormack on joining Melbourne City FC.
See Ross in action at AAMI Park next Friday night!
Our new signing is in line to make his City debut as we start the season with a blockbuster home opener against Brisbane Roar next Friday night.
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