David Ross's latest books are '1966: Sport's FORGOTTEN Year' - the story of the great sporting events of a tumultuous year which have largely been forgotten thanks to the World Cup that year - and 'Barca - The Year of Living Gloriously' - a first hand, match-by-match account of FC Barcelona's all-conquering glory years of 2008-2009 when the Catalan club won all six major trophies they contested.
David is a football (soccer) historian and writer. He is also the author of 'ROAR Of The Crowd', 'Everygame', 'Killie Greats', 'Killie -- The Official History,' 'Very Heaven' and 'Simply The Best.' He is also co-author (with Forrest Robertson) of 'The First 100 years of Hampden' - the official history of Hampden Park. David has written for a variety of football publications both in the UK and abroad. He is the only person ever to appear on the BBC TV programme 'MASTERMIND' to take British football as a specialist subject. He also appeared on ITV's 'The People Versus' where he successfully answered questions on 'Scottish Club Football since 1874.'
A freelance writer and journalist, David has written for newspapers and magazines for many years. He has been writing online since 1997 and was responsible for establishing a creative digital technology network for freelancers and small businesses in Cornwall. He was also a local Councillor in Middlesbrough in North-East England for over a decade and is a former parliamentary candidate for the Labour Party.
Born in Dundonald, Ayrshire in Scotland, educated at Marr College in Troon, Kilmarnock Academy and the University of Teesside, he has been a Kilmarnock supporter all his life. Having lived in Scotland, Teesside, London ,Cornwall & County Durham at various times, David now lives in Barcelona, Spain with his wife, journalist and psychologist Josephine Gardiner.