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Ron Greenwood

Ron Greenwood

Clubs played for: Chelsea, Bradford Park Avenue, Brentford, Fulham (1945-1956)

Born: 1921

Birthplace: Worsthorne

Position: Defender

Biography: Joined the club as an amateur guest in 1940 before turning professional three years later. Was allowed to leave on a free transfer, only to return seven years later in the latter stages of his career. He went on to become a member of Ted Drake's 1955 Championship winning side, playing every game until Christmas. After this he lost his Centre-half spot to Stan Wicks and was released for a second time at the end of the season. Was assistant manager of Arsenal before making his name at West Ham as manager and then general manager. He was then appointed England manager in 197,7 staying in the role until 1982. A spell as a director at Brighton followed before going on to work on BBC Radio. Lived in retirement in Sudbury, Suffolk until his death in February 2006 aged 84 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

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