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Ronnie Clayton

Blackburn Rovers FC

35 caps, 0 goals

P 35 W 19 D 9 L 7 F 91: A 48
67% successful

1955-60

disciplined: none
captaincies:
five
minutes played:
3150

Profile

Full name Ronald Clayton
Born 5 August 1934 in Preston, Lancashire [registered in Preston, September 1934].
Attended Ribbleton Avenue Methodist School and Fishwick Secondary Modern, Preston
Married to Valerie E. Smith [registered in Southport, March 1957].
with children Russell A.
(1959), Cheryl G. (1960) and Howard F. (1963)
Died 29 October 2010 at Royal Blackburn Hospital, Blackburn, Lancashire, aged 76 years, 86 days. Lived in Wilpshire. Service held in Blackburn Cathedral on 9 November 2010, family service held at Pleasington Cemetery, where he is buried.
Height/Weight 5'10", 11st 4lbs [1958].
Biographies A Slave To Soccer - Ronnie Clayton
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Played his school football with Preston Schools and Lancashire Youths, and then signed amateur forms with Blackburn Rovers FC in July 1949, turning professional in August 1951 (He missed out on signing for Preston North End FC after the Deepdale club refused to sign Ronnie and his brother Ken!). Left Rovers after 581 league appearances to join Morecambe FC as player-manager in July 1969 until August 1970, when he was sacked one game into the new season.  Joined Harwood Wellington FC late in 1970, before retiring.
Club honours FA Cup runner up 1959-60;
Individual honours Football League (10 appearances).
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number 751st player to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-half
First match No. 300, 2 November 1955, England 3 Northern Ireland 0, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 21 years 89 days;
Last match No. 339, 11 May 1960, England 3 Yugoslavia 3, a friendly match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 25 years 280 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1955-56, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59, 1959-60; World Cup Finals 1958;
Team honours British Championship winner 1956-57; (joint) winner 1955-56,1957-58, 1958-59, 1959-60;
Individual honours England B (1 appearance), England U23 (6 full appearances, 2 as Captain, 1 unofficial appearance).
Distinctions None

Beyond England

During his Blackburn Rovers career, Clayton ran a newsagent�s shop and, after a short spell as player manager of Morecambe, worked as an area manager for tyre company ATS.- Andy Cryer, Lancashire Telegraph, 29 October 2010/An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.67.

 

Ronnie Clayton - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts sub on sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
39+ 35 18 35 0 0 3150 0 0 min 0 5 none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Ronnie Clayton - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 18 13 3 2 54 23 +31 0 5 3.00 1.278 80.6 +11
Away 16 6 6 4 37 24 +13 3 3 2.313 1.50 56.3 +2
Neutral 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
All 35 19 9 7 91 48 +43 4 8 2.60 1.371 67.1 +12

 

Ronnie Clayton - Match Record - By Shirt Colour
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 33 18 9 6 87 44 +43 4 8 2.636 1.333 68.2 +12
Red 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
Blue 1 0 0 1 1 4 -3 0 0 1.00 4.00 0.00 -1
All 35 19 9 7 91 48 +43 4 8 2.60 1.371 67.1 +12

 

Ronnie Clayton - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

4 3 1 0 15 5 +10 0 0 3.75 1.25 87.5 +3
WCF 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
World Cup 5 3 1 1 15 6 +9 1 0 3.00 1.20 70.0 +2
British Championship 13 7 5 1 29 14 +15 0 4 2.231 1.077 73.1 +6
Friendly 17 9 3 5 47 28 +19 3 4 2.765 1.647 61.8 +4
All 35 19 9 7 91 48 +43 4 8 2.60 1.371 67.1 +12

 

Ronnie Clayton - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1956-58 4 3 1 0 15 5 +10 0 0 3.75 1.25 87.5 +3
WCP All 4 3 1 0 15 5 +10 0 0 3.75 1.25 87.5 +3
World Cup Final Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1958 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
WCF All 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
World Cup Preliminary Competitions and Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1956-58 5 3 1 1 15 6 +9 1 0 3.00 1.20 70.0 +2
WC All 5 3 1 1 15 6 +9 1 0 3.00 1.20 70.0 +2
British Championship Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1955-56 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1956-57 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 0 0 2.00 1.00 83.3 +2
BC 1957-58 3 2 0 1 10 3 +7 0 2 3.333 1.00 66.7 +1
BC 1958-59 3 1 2 0 6 5 +1 0 1 2.00 1.667 66.7 +1
BC 1959-60 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 0 0 1.333 1.00 66.7 +1
BC All 13 7 5 1 29 14 +15 0 4 2.231 1.077 73.1 +6
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 5 3 1 1 15 6 +9 1 0 3.00 1.20 70.0 +2
BC 13 7 5 1 29 14 +15 0 4 2.231 1.077 73.1 +6
All 18 10 6 2 44 20 +24 1 4 2.444 1.111 72.2 +8

 

Ronnie Clayton - Match History
 Club:  Blackburn Rovers F.C. - 35 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 35 full capsx

Age 20
1 u23 6 May 1955, England Over 30's 5 England U23 0, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London u/o NL Start 4
Age 21
2 u23  28 September 1955 - England U23 5 Denmark U23 1, Fratton Park, Frogmore Road, Portsmouth Fr HW Start 6
1 b  19 October 1955 - England B 5 Yugoslavia B 1, Maine Road, Manchester Fr HW Start 6
1 300 2 November 1955 - England 3 Northern Ireland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London BC HW Start 4
2 301 30 November 1955 - England 4 Spain 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 4
3 u23 8 February 1956 - England U23 3 Scotland U23 1, Hillsborough, Sheffield Fr HW Start 4
3 303 9 May 1956 - England 4 Brazil 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 4
4 304 16 May 1956 - Sweden 0 England 0, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun, Stockholms länn Fr AD Start 4
5 305 20 May 1956 - Finland 1 England 5, Olympiastadion, Helsinki Fr AW Start 4
6 306 26 May 1956 - West Germany 1 England 3, Olympiastadion, Berlin Fr AW Start 4
Age 22
4 u23  26 September 1956 - Denmark U23 0 England U23 3, Idrætsparken, København Fr AW Start 4
7 307 6 October 1956 - Northern Ireland 1 England 1, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AD Start 4
8 308 14 November 1956 - England 3 Wales 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW Start 4
9 309 28 November 1956 - England 3 Yugoslavia 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 4
10 310 5 December 1956 - England 5 Denmark 2, Molineux Ground, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton WCP HW Start 4
5 u23  26 February 1957 - Scotland U23 1 England U23 1, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow Fr AD Start 4
11 311 6 April 1957 - England 2 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London BC HW Start 4
12 312 8 May 1957 - England 5 Republic of Ireland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW Start 4
13 313 15 May 1957 - Denmark 1 England 4, Idrætsparken, København AW Start 4
14 314 19 May 1957 - Republic of Ireland 1 England 1, Dalymount Park, Phibsborough, Dublin AD Start 4
6 u23  26 May 1957 - Romania U23 0 England U23 1, Stadionul 23 August, Bucureşti Fr AW Captain 4
7 u23 30 May 1957 - Czechoslovakia U23 0 England U23 2, Štadión Tehelné pole, Bratislava, Slovakia Fr AW Captain 4
Age 23
15 315 19 October 1957 - Wales 0 England 4, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AW Start 4
16 316 6 November 1957 - England 2 Northern Ireland 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HL Start 4
17 317 27 November 1957 - England 4 France 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 4
18 318 19 April 1958 - Scotland 0 England 4, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow BC AW Start 4
19 319 7 May 1958 - England 2 Portugal 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 4
20 320 11 May 1958 - Yugoslavia 5 England 0, Stadion Jugoslovenska Narodna Armija, Beograd Fr AL Start 4
- 321 18 May 1958 - USSR 1 England 1, Lenin Stadium, Moskva Fr AD squad member
- 322 17 June 1958 - England 2 USSR 2, Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg, Sweden WCF ND reserve 15
- 323 17 June 1958 - Brazil 0 England 0, Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg, Sweden ND
- 324 17 June 1958 - England 2 Austria 2, Ryavallen Stadion, Borås, Sweden ND
21 325 17 June 1958 - USSR 1 England 0, Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg, Sweden NL Start
Age 24
22 326 4 October 1958 - Northern Ireland 3 England 3, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AD Start 4
23 327 22 October 1958 - England 5 USSR 0, Villa Park, Middlesbrough Fr HW Start 4
24 328 26 November 1958 - England 2 Wales 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London BC HD Start 4
25 329 11 April 1959 - England 1 Scotland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW Start 4
26 330 6 May 1959 - England 2 Italy 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Start 4
27 331 13 May 1959 - Brazil 2 England 0, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro Fr AL Start 4
28 332 17 May 1959 - Peru 4 England 1, Estadio Nacional Coloso de José Díaz, Lima Fr AL Start 4
29 333 24 May 1959 - Mexico 2 England 1, Estadio Olímpico Universitario, Ciudad Universitaria, ciudad de México Fr AL Start 4
30 334 28 May 1959 - USA 1 England 8, Wrigley Field, Los Angeles Fr AW Start 4
Age 22
31 335 17 October 1959 - Wales 1 England 1, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AD Captain 4
32 336 28 October 1959 - England 2 Sweden 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HL Captain 4
33 337 18 November 1959 - England 2 Northern Ireland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London BC HW Captain 4
34 338 9 April 1960 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AD Captain 4
35 339 11 May 1960 - England 3 Yugoslavia 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Captain 4

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