Ron Brett

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Ron Brett
Personal information
Date of birth (1937-09-04)4 September 1937
Place of birth Stanford-le-Hope, England
Date of death 30 August 1962(1962-08-30) (aged 24)[1]
Place of death London, England
Playing position Forward
Youth career
?–1954 Crystal Palace
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1959 Crystal Palace 36 (12)
1959–1962 West Ham United 12 (4)
1962 Crystal Palace 8 (1)
Total 56 (17)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ron Brett (4 September 1937—30 August 1962)[1] was an English professional footballer who played as a forward.[2]


Brett started his career at Crystal Palace as a junior, signing professional terms in September 1954.[1] He made his debut on 3 September 1955 in an away 1–1 draw against Millwall[3] and went on to make 36 appearances for Palace, scoring 12 twelve goals. In June 1959,[1] he moved to West Ham United in a deal which saw Malcolm Pyke move the other way. Brett made 13 appearances in all competitions for West Ham between September 1959 and March 1962[1] before returning to Crystal Palace as part of the deal which saw Johnny Byrne move to "The Hammers". Five months after returning to Palace, Brett was killed when his car hit a lorry in Clerkenwell, London. The last match he played, just days before his death, was a reserve game between his two clubs, Crystal Palace and West Ham.[4] At the time of his death he had scored 13 goals in all competitions for Crystal Palace.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e Mike Purkiss & Nigel Sands. Crystal Palace: A Complete Record 1905–1989. p. 332. ISBN 0907969542. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to the Wonderful World of West Ham United Statistics Ron Brett". 1937-09-04. Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  3. ^ Mike Purkiss & Nigel Sands. Crystal Palace: A Complete Record 1905–1989. p. 204–205. ISBN 0907969542. 
  4. ^ Hogg, Tony (2005). Who's Who of West Ham United. Profile Sports Media. p. 29. ISBN 1-899429-01-8. 
  5. ^ "Goalscorers". Crystal Palace FC. 13 May 2010. Archived from the original on 8 March 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 

External links[edit]

  • Ron Brett, Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database