Ron Fenton

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Ron Fenton
Personal information
Full name Ronald Fenton
Date of birth (1940-09-21)21 September 1940
Place of birth South Shields, England
Date of death 25 September 2013(2013-09-25) (aged 73)
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Inside forward
Youth career
South Shields
1956–1957 Burnley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1962 Burnley 11 (1)
1962–1965 West Bromwich Albion 59 (16)
1965–1968 Birmingham City 33 (7)
1968–1970 Brentford 91 (19)
1970–1971 Notts County 0 (0)
Teams managed
1975–1977 Notts County
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ronald Fenton (21 September 1940 – 25 September 2013) was an English football player, coach and manager.[1] He played as an inside forward and made nearly 200 appearances in the Football League.[2]

Fenton was born in South Shields, and began his football career with his home town club before joining Burnley as a junior. He moved to West Bromwich Albion in 1962, later playing for Birmingham City and finally Brentford.

After finishing his playing career, he joined the coaching staff at Notts County. After Jimmy Sirrel moved to Sheffield United, he became County manager for two years before being replaced by Sirrel again.

After leaving County, Fenton joined Nottingham Forest where he spent ten years on the coaching staff and a further six as assistant manager under Brian Clough.[3][4]


Career stats

  • "Ron Fenton". Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 


  1. ^ "RIP Ron Fenton". Notts County F.C. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Ivan Ponting (18 October 2013). "Ronnie Fenton: Footballer who went on to become Brian Clough’s right-hand man - Obituaries - News". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2013-10-19. 
  3. ^ Swift, Adrian. "Now, a club with no manager". Sydney Morning Herald, 29 May 1984, p. 29. Retrieved on 30 June 2013.
  4. ^ New Straits Times. "Forest agree to buy US 'keeper". 25 December 1992, p. 38. Retrieved on 30 June 2013.