Ross Turnbull

Soccer Player

Ross Turnbull was born in Bishop Auckland, England, United Kingdom on January 4th, 1985 and is the Soccer Player. At the age of 39, Ross Turnbull biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 4, 1985
United Kingdom
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Bishop Auckland, England, United Kingdom
39 years old
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Association Football Player
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Ross Turnbull Life

Ross Turnbull (born 4 January 1985) is an English footballer who last played as a goalkeeper for Leeds United.

He is a former England U19 international. Turnbull is now the goalkeeper coach at Hartlepool United in the National League.

Early life

Turnbull attended Byerley Park Primary School and Woodham Community Technology College. He served as a midfielder for Newton Aycliffe Youth Centre AFC, but coach Arthur Vickerstaff turned him into a goalkeeper. He had trials with Darlington and Sunderland, but instead he joined Middlesbrough's Academy.

Personal life

Turnbull attended Woodham Community Technology College in Newton Aycliffe. He has a daughter, Maisy, who was born in 2008, and a son, Josh.


Ross Turnbull Career


Turnbull started working with Middlesbrough in 2002 after rising through the club's youth ranks. In the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championships, he represented England U2020.

Turnbull signed a season-long loan contract with Cardiff City, the Football League Championship Championships'. He was signed as a replacement for long-serving Neil Alexander, who left the club due to a contractual dispute, and began the season as the club's first choice goalkeeper. However, he was suspended for the 2–2 draw with Preston North End by Michael Oakes and spent the remainder of his loan term on the bench until being recalled by Middlesbrough on October 5, 2007, following an injury to second choice keeper Brad Jones. The recall was carried out by mutual consent between the two teams. Turnbull was involved in two of Middlesbrough's games in the absence of first choice goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, who had broken his thumb in preparation, after being recalled. On December 9, 2007, one of two games at the Riverside Stadium was a victory over Arsenal at the Riverside Stadium, with the score being 2–1.

Mark Schwarzer left Middlesbrough in 2008 to join Fulham. He had been with Middlesbrough for more than 11 years. Gareth Southgate, the Middlesbrough boss, decided not to buy a new goalkeeper and instead encourage Turnbull and Jones to face it out for the number one spot. Despite Jones' participation in the first game of the season, Turnbull was in goal for Middlesbrough's 2–1 loss at Liverpool the following week, when Jones was injured in the warm-up. Turnbull refused a Middlesbrough contract and told the club that he would leave the club at the end of the month.

Turnbull joined Chelsea on a free transfer on July 2, 2009, and subsequently signed a four-year deal. Turnbull has confirmed that he will not stand by as a permanent second place keeper to regular starting goalkeeper Petr ech - and that he will fight for his first team position. His first game with Chelsea's first game of the 2009-10 season came after being named on the bench for Chelsea's first game of the 2009–10 season against Hull City, which ended 2–1 in favour of Chelsea. As the team lost 4–0 to Aston Villa, Turnbull had a Chelsea reserves debut to forget when he made a string of blunders.

In the League Cup, he made his first team debut against Bolton Wanderers, after Chelsea beat Bolton Wanderers 4–0. He made his first appearance in the UEFA Champions League 2–2 draw against APOEL. Petr ech and Henrique Hilario respectively were injured while on his Premier League debut against West Ham United in a 4–1 victory. He started with Chelsea against Inter Milan at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, losing by a goal but otherwise had a good showing. In a 1–1 draw on March 21, 2010, he made his second Premier League appearance against Blackburn Rovers in a 1–1 draw.

He did not make it to the matchday squad that beat Portsmouth in the 2010 FA Cup Final, but he did earn a winner's medal. He did not play enough games enough this season to win a Premier League medal.

Turnbull made his first appearance of the 2010-11 season against Newcastle United when Chelsea lost 4-3. Chelsea defeated Slovakian side MK ilina 2–1 on November 23, 2010, turning off a goal down to defeat them. Turnbull made another appearance in the Champions League Matchday 5 group stage against Slovakian side MK ilina on November 23. Turnbull remained the second choice keeper behind ech for the most part of the season.

Turnbull began to get more playing time in the 2011–12 season. He appeared in the League Cup third round against Fulham in his first appearance of the 2011–12 season. After extra time, Chelsea won by 0–0 and Chelsea then beat Fulham 4–3 on penalties to advance to the next round. Turnbull saved a penalty from Pajtim Kasami after Alex gave up the penalty (resulting in a red card for Alex). Turnbull saved two penalties from Mousa Dembélé and Bryan Ruiz in the penalty shootout. In the last 16 matches against Everton, his last appearance in the League Cup was his second appearance in the tournament. With 58 minutes to go, he argued a penalty and was given a red card. After coming to Romelu Lukaku and saving the penalty from Leighton Baines, he took his place. Chelsea defeated Everton 2–1 and advance to the next round. When Chelsea lost 2–0 to Liverpool, a quarterfinal appearance followed, and it was to be his and Chelsea's last appearance in the League Cup. Turnbull saved a penalty from Andy Carroll, who was then given away by Alex once more during the game. Turnbull played the final two league games against Liverpool (lost 4–1) and Blackburn (won 2–1) as a unused substitute in the Champions League Final, which Turnbull earned a medal for his unused replacement during the 2011-12 Premier League season. This was his first league match in two years. Jonjo Shelvey's poor clearance resulted in Jonjo Shelvey's goal.

Turnbull was released by Chelsea on June 30, 2013, bringing an end to the club's four-year association. Turnbull was on trial with Dutch side RKC Waalwijk after being featured for RKC in a pre-season match loss to Rot-Weiß Oberhausen in Germany on July 20th.

Ross signed for newly promoted Championship side Doncaster Rovers on a one-year contract on July 31, 2013. In a 3-1 loss to Blackpool, Turnbull made his debut for the club in the first game of the season, where he conceded three goals. In the last minute, the 3rd goal brought him to a corner, which was unusual for a league match so early in the season. Turnbull continued to put on a string of good performances for Doncaster in 2013, which included saving a penalty in a South Yorkshire derby against Barnsley, which finished 0–0 on September 9th. Turnbull was suffering from injuries in both of his calves at the start of February 2015, and a consultant had suggested a three-to-four week rest period.

Turnbull recovered from injury in a reserve game against Scunthorpe United on March 18, 2015, a 4–0 win, and he was named on the bench for Rovers' game against local rivals Sheffield on March 22, 2015. Turnbull didn't return for Doncaster until the end of the 2013-14 season, owing to the spectacular performances of on-loan goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, who was brought in as goalkeeper cover. Turnbull was one of eight players to be offered an extension to his deal in May 2014.

Turnbull turned down the opportunity to extend his deal with Barnsley's two-year deal, heading to Oakwell for his third spell on July 23, 2014. Turnbull made his debut against Port Vale on September 20, 2014 after a spell out injured. Turnbull was suspended in the game against Orient on December 20, 2014, for operating outside the penalty zone, but Barnsley won 2–0. On February 14, Turnbull conceded 5 goals against struggling Crawley Town, the sixth straight away loss in the league.

Turnbull missed the remainder of the 2014–15 season due to a back injury that required him to recover in March 2015. Barnsley boss Lee Johnson expressed delight in the prospect of the match between goalkeepers Turnbull, Christian Dibble, and Adam Davies in the forthcoming 2015–16 season, announcing that the club's best goalkeeper will be the club's number one in May 2015. Turnbull was linked with a move to Leeds United's local rivals on July 6, 2015.

On July 15, 2015, Turnbull signed a two-year deal with Leeds United. Turnbull announced that he would challenge Marco Silvestri for the number one shirt. Turnbull was given the number 22 shirt for the forthcoming 2015–16 season on July 31, 2015.

Turnbull made his Leeds debut against his former club Doncaster Rovers in the League Cup on August 12, 2015, with Leeds losing 4–2 on penalties after a 1–1 draw.

Turnbull's season came to an end on October 14, 2015, after it was revealed that he had broken his ankle in preparation.

Turnbull had fallen so far out of favour by the end of September that he, Toumani Diagouraga, and Luke Murphy were no longer listed in the Leeds United match programme as a member of the squad, and the under-23 team was training with him.

Turnbull had been released with Leeds not extending his deal on May 17.

Coaching career

Turnbull left as a player to join Leeds as their opposition keeper analyst. He left Chelsea a year earlier in 2017 to take up a similar role.

Turnbull first joined Hartlepool United's coaching staff in March 2018 as a volunteer goalkeeper coach. Turnbull's position became a full-time paid position following the selection of Matthew Bates as the first-team manager in May 2018. Turnbull left the club at the end of the 2020/21 season to work with his former Chelsea teammates.