Ron Wilson (footballer, born 1924)

Ron Wilson (born 10 September 1924)[1] is an English former footballer who played as a wing half for West Ham United.

Ron Wilson
Personal information
Date of birth (1924-09-10) 10 September 1924
Place of birth Sale, Cheshire, England
Playing position Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1943–1947 West Ham United 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Footballing career

Born in Sale, Cheshire, England, Wilson started playing for West Ham in 1944 in the wartime competition for League south of the Wartime League. Primarily a wing half, Wilson could play in any defensive position. He played only 39 times in his West Ham career in all competitions but only three in the Football League after the war had finished. His only 2 goals came on 24 March 1945 in a 3-1 win against Millwall.[1] His final game was on 6 December 1947 in a 2-1 away defeat to Leeds United. After this Wilson retired from playing and coached for Hornchurch, Upminster, Aveley and Barking.[2]


  1. "Welcome to the Wonderful World of West Ham United Statistics — Ron Wilson". Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  2. Hogg, Tony (1995). Who's Who of West Ham United. London: Independent UK Sports Publications. p. 2161. ISBN 1-899429-01-8.
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