Ronnie Cocks

Ronald Cocks (1 August 1943 – 16 May 2017) was a Maltese footballer and one-time captain of his nation's national football team.[1][2]

Ronnie Cocks
Personal information
Date of birth (1943-08-01)1 August 1943
Place of birth Gżira, Malta
Date of death 16 May 2017(2017-05-16) (aged 73)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1961 Gżira United
1962–1966 Sliema Wanderers
1967 Pittsburgh Phantoms 17 (10)
1968–1974 Sliema Wanderers
1975–1978 Ħamrun Spartans
National team
1966–1978 Malta 21 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Cocks turned out mainly for Gżira United and the Sliema Wanderers, and had a short spell with the Pittsburgh Phantoms in 1967. He also coached several Maltese clubs and was Maltese Player of the Year for the 1965/66 season.[1][2]


  1. "Malta, Wanderers icon Ronnie Cocks passes away, aged 73". Times of Malta. 16 May 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  2. "The demise of a great player". Times of Malta. 18 May 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
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