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 1961
Place of death London, England
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1959 Crystal Palace 36 (12)
1959–1961 West Ham United 12 (4)
1961 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 - 1961) was a professional footballer who played as a forward.[1]


Brett started his career at Crystal Palace before moving in 1959 to West Ham in a deal which saw Malcolm Pyke moving the other way. Brett made 13 appearances in all competitions for West Ham between September 1959 and April 1961 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.[2] At the time of his death he had scored 13 goals in all competitions for Crystal Palace.[3]


  1. ^ "Welcome to the Wonderful World of West Ham United Statistics Ron Brett". 1937-09-04. Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  2. ^ Hogg, Tony (2005). Who's Who of West Ham United. Profile Sports Media. p. 29. ISBN 1-899429-01-8. 
  3. ^ "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