Ron Fearon

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Ron Fearon
Personal information
Date of birth (1960-11-19) 19 November 1960 (age 56)
Place of birth Romford, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Dover Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1983 Reading 61 (0)
1983–1987 Sutton United
1987–1989 Ipswich Town 28 (0)
1988–1989 Brighton (loan) 7 (0)
1989–1991 Wichita Wings (indoor) 47 (0)
1991–1992 Sutton United 1 (0)
1992 Walsall
1992–1993 Sutton United
1993–1994 Southend United 0 (0)
1994–1995 Ashford Town (Kent)
1995–1996 Leyton Orient 18 (0)
1996 Columbus Crew 0 (0)
1996–1997 Chelmsford City
1997–1998 Dover Athletic
1998–1999 Barnet
1999–2000 Hendon 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ron Fearon (born 19 November 1960 in Romford) is an English retired professional football goalkeeper.

In 1984, he trained with the San Diego Sockers of the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) while visiting his wife's family who lived in California. In 1989, Terry Nicholl, coach of the Wichita Wings of the MISL called Fearon and invited him to a trial. At the time, Ipswich Town was asking for a transfer fee of approximately ₤140,000. Ipswich Town waived the fee for the transfer to the Wings. He signed with the Wings on 1 October 1989.[1] In the summer of 1990, West Bromwich Albion expressed an interest in signing Fearon, but he decided to extend his contract with the Wings after Ipswich Town reinstated the transfer fee now that Fearon was returning to England.[2]

On 12 June 1996, Fearon signed with the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer. He played no games and was soon back in England.[3]

After retiring he trained to become a school teacher teaching P.E and helping Ipswich academy enter schools to train pupils.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BORJA, WARD BOTH COME OUT SHOOTING WINGS SIGN VETERAN ENGLISH KEEPER TO FURTHER CROWD TRAINING CAMP GOALKEEPING SITUATION Wichita Eagle, The (KS) - Monday, 2 October 1989
  2. ^ FEARON WILL STAY WITH WINGS Wichita Eagle, The (KS) - Sunday, 5 August 1990
  3. ^ Crew stamps out Mutiny by finding Achilles' heel St. Petersburg Times - Sunday, 23 June 1996

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