- For the former Australian rules footballer, see Ron Phillips
|Full name||Ronald Daniel Phillips|
|Date of birth||30 March 1947|
|Place of birth||Worsley, England|
|Date of death||18 April 2002(aged 55)|
|Place of death||Cumbria, England|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
A left sided midfielder who also played as winger, Phillips began his career with Bolton Wanderers. After 145 league appearances and a loan spell with Chesterfield, Phillips joined Bury in 1975 for a two-year spell.
Early in 1977–78 Phillips joined Chester, where he became part of one of the club's most successful teams. His four-year stint at Sealand Road was largely successful, although Phillips did suffer the indignity of missing an open goal for Chester in a televised match at Blackpool in December 1978.
Phillips left Chester in February 1981 and briefly joined Chorley before signing for Barrow in the Alliance Premier League. But he suffered a serious leg injury shortly after signing and left him in plaster for six months, effectively ending his playing career at a serious level.
After his football career ended Phillips worked for an insurance company and later established a successful newsagents business. Unfortunately he began to suffer from depression, leading to his death from self-inflicted injuries in April 2002.
- Where are they now?, Chester City v Bolton Wanderers matchday programme, 17 October 1992, p 20
- "Former Wanderers star Ron Phillips tragedy". This is Lancashire. 1 October 2002. Retrieved 2008-11-13.