|Full name||Lester Ross|
|Date of birth||27 August 1936|
|Height||177 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||72 kg (159 lb)|
|1959||St Kilda||10 (0)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1968.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
He was granted a clearance to join St Kilda in 1959 and the centreman is credited with having outperformed Footscray's Ted Whitten in his very first game. After playing in the opening ten rounds of the season, Ross was demoted to the seconds, causing a dispute which would see him walk out on the club.
Norwood secured his services in 1961 and he spent two seasons with them, in the South Australian National Football League. In his first season, he finished third in the Magarey Medal, even though he had missed five games.
He played the next five years with South Adelaide, after joining the club in 1963. Playing mostly as a half forward flanker, he was a good performer for South Adelaide and was a member of their 1964 premiership team.
His final destination was Subiaco in Western Australia but he played only one senior game. After his debut, Ross seriously injured his arm when he unwittingly smashed it through a window. The injury required 60 stitches and ended his career.
- Full Points Footy: Lester Ross (Prahran, St Kilda, Norwood, South Adelaide, Subiaco)
- "Lester Ross". AFL Tables.
- The Age, "Ross Turns Out", 24 February 1960. p. 13
- Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.