Player #471

Appearances:

244

Starts:

244

Goals:

27

Seasons:

7

Ron Wylie
Ron Wylie

Source: Football card #8 Ron Wylie issued by A&BC Chewing Gum, 1960-61.

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Ron Wylie
Ron Wylie

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Ron Wylie

Position

Forward

From

1958-59

To

1964-65

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Ron Wylie

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Seasons

Age*

25
26
27
28
29
30
31

Division

D1
D2
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

244
26
43
48
31
26
21
49

Starts

244
26
43
48
31
30
21
49

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

27
3
5
7
4
3
3
2

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

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Ronald Maurice Wylie

Birth Date

Sunday, 6 August 1933

Birth Place

Glasgow

Birth Country

Scotland

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Notts County

From

For

£9,250

On

November 1958

Previous Clubs

Clydesdale Juniors |
1948-58 Notts County |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Birmingham City

For

Free

On

July 1965

Subsequent Clubs

1965-70 Birmingham City |

Ron Wylie
Ron Wylie

Source: Football card #8 Ron Wylie issued by A&BC Chewing Gum, 1960-61.

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Ron Wylie
Ron Wylie

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1958-65 £9.25k, 244 | 27 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Joe Mercer |
Dick Taylor |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 22 November 1958

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 22 November 1958

Preston North End (h), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 14 February 1959

Final Appearance

Saturday, 24 April 1965

Fulham (a), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 24 April 1965

Honours

1960-61 League Cup Winners |

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

14 April 2020, Aged 86

Ron Wylie

Player #471 for Aston Villa, Ronald Maurice Wylie, known as Ron Wylie, played as a forward for the club.

Ron played for Villa between 1958-59 and 1964-65 making 244 appearances and scoring 27 goals.

Ron was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on 6 August 1933 and made his debut appearance for Villa on Saturday, 22 November 1958 aged 25.

Villa had signed Ron from Notts County for a fee of £9,250 earlier in November 1958.

Ron made an immediate impact on the first team and remained a virtual ever present across his 7 seasons with Villa.

As a player in his early years at Notts County, Ron had been envisaged as a goalscorer however his career was notable for its lack of goals for a forward player - his best campaign for Villa garnered seven goals in 1960-61 whilst he averaged just less than 4 goals a season across his 7 campaigns with Villa.

The lack of goals however shouldn’t detract from Ron’s contribution - as a relatively skilful player he dovetailed well with Villa’s leading scorers of the era Peter McParland and Gerry Hitchens and was instrumental in helping them set their scoring records whilst he also struck up a strong relationship with Vic Crowe playing at wing-half. A relationship he would reignite off the pitch, post retirement in football management.

Despite the partnerships, Ron couldn’t prevent Villa’s relegation in his first season despite his 20 appearances but he proved instrumental the following year making 38 appearances and scoring 4 times as Villa took the Second Division Championship and won promotion back to Division One at the first attempt.

As well as securing the second division championship, Ron also helped Villa to FA Cup Semi finals in 1958-59 and 1959-60, runners up in the League Cup final in 1962-63 and as semi finalists in his final season with the club, 1964-65.

During Villa’s victorious League Cup campaign in 1960-61 Ron hit 3 goals in 10 games as Villa went on to lift the trophy after vanquishing Rotherham United in the two legged final.

Perhaps his only notable goalscoring feat however came when Ron hit a hat-trick - his first goals for Villa - in the 4-1 FA Cup win over Everton on Saturday, 14 February 1959.

Ron would scoop Midland Player of the Year in 1964-65 having swapped his forward play to midfield in order to cover cover for a raft of injuries and arguably that move extended his Villa career beyond its expected end.

Ultimately though Ron played his final game for Villa on Saturday, 24 April 1965 aged 31 as midfield competition proved stiff and he moved on to Villa’s neighbours Birmingham City.

Ron returned to Villa as Vic Crowe’s assistant between June 1970 and April 1974 as Villa strived to return top flight football to Villa Park however both were sacked.

Ron returned once more to serve as Villa’s reserve team coach from February 1984 to May 1987 and then took on the role of community officer at Villa Park until 2003.

Ron had played under Villa managers Joe Mercer and Dick Taylor.

Ron passed away on 14 April 2020 aged 86.