Ross Webb was born in Portsmouth, England, but made his mark from 1976-1992 as the most successful goal scorer ever in Nova Scotia soccer. In 1978, the Saint Mary’s University standout scored six goals in his first university game among 37 in his freshman year. This is still a CIS record for one season scoring and it may never be broken.
Those who know Ross will tell you he’s a modest guy; he is quick to credit his teammates for his success. While Ross hasn’t let the numbers go to his head, the stats are still impressive: most goals in a single season; the AUS scoring title for five seasons; most career goals in total during his time spent playing CIS soccer at Saint Mary’s University.
No one has since broken his scoring records. Webb’s astounding 37 goals (eight in a single game) during his freshman season at Saint Mary’s seem reason enough for his induction into the Saint Mary’s University Sport Hall of Fame. This record also helped him to be named CIS Rookie of the Year and his consistent high performance earned him the title of CIS All Canadian four times.
Outside of university, Ross led many other teams in scoring, including the 1977 Nova Scotia Canada Games team, the 1978 Nova Scotia Senior Soccer League, the Metro Soccer League Halifax City team, Halifax King of Donair, Charlotte Olde Dublin Pub, and the Dartmouth United Mooseheads. He has also played occasionally with Atlantic Canada’s top 35-and-over team, as well as the Assante Sporting Rangers.
• Born: Portsmouth, England
• Most career goals in CIAU history while at SMU
• Most goals per season in CIAU history while at SMU
• AUS Soccer All-Star Five Times
• AUS Soccer MVP
• #1 draft choice for the Toronto Metros 1978
• Silver Medal Dartmouth United Mooseheads 1990
• Inducted in the SMU Sports Hall of Fame 2004
• Today: Policeman in the Halifax Police Department
• Resides: Halifax, NS
• First-team CIS All-Canadian Soccer Four Times