Full name:Ronald Clayton
Date of Birth:5 August 1934
Place of Birth:Preston, Lancashire, England
1965Toronto Roma

Ronald Clayton was born on August 5, 1934 in Preston, Lancashire, England. He started his career with Blackburn Rovers’ junior team.

He made his Football League debut on April 25th, 1951 against Queen’s Park Rangers at Ewood Park at the age of 16.

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.

In May 1965 Ron joined Eastern Canada Professional Soccer League club Toronto Roma.

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