Ronald Clayton was born on August 5, 1934 in Preston, Lancashire, England. He started his career with Blackburn Rovers’ junior team.
In August 1951 he signed a professional contract with Blackburn Rovers. He remained with the Rovers until the end of the 1968-69 season. Ronnie played in 579 league games and scored 14 goals for Blackburn Rovers.
During his career he played in 35 international games for England. He also played in one England “B” game and in six games for the England Under-23 team.
Ronnie was a FA Cup finalist in 1960.
On Tuesday February 22, 1977 it was announced that Ron had been appointed as general manager-coach of the London City team. He led his club to a sixth place finish in the 1977 NSL season.
Photo from the cover of Charles Buchan Football Magazine
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