Paddy Ambrose

Football, Football player

1928 – 2002


Who was Paddy Ambrose?

Patrick "Paddy" Ambrose was a professional football player and coach from Dublin, Ireland.

Signed by Jimmy Dunne from junior side Clontarf, he was associated with Shamrock Rovers from 1948 to 1973, firstly as a player and then as a coach.

He made his debut against Transport in Bray on 28 August 1949 in a Dublin City Cup game.

He was one of the club's best ever strikers. During his career at Rovers he scored 109 League goals which is a club record. He was the leading scorer at the club in 1953–54, 1954–55, 1955–56 and 1960–61.

When Rovers won the title in 1953–54, their first title for fifteen years, Paddy scored 13 goals. Paddy won a League medal with Shamrock Rovers four times, in 1953–54, 1956–57, 1958–59 and 1963–64.

He played in six FAI Cup finals plus one replay and won four winner's medals in the following years, 1955, 1956, 1962 and 1964. Paddy made 6 appearances in European competition for Rovers.

The man who became famous for wearing the green and white hooped number nine shirt was capped by Ireland five times, scoring once, also earning two B caps and one amateur international cap for the Republic of Ireland national football team.

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Oct 17, 1928
Clontarf, Dublin
  • Republic of Ireland
Lived in
  • County Dublin
  • Clontarf, Dublin
Feb 22, 2002
Clontarf, Dublin

on July 23, 2013


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