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.

1964 A&BC Football Card

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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