- 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.