Ron Fearon

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Ron Fearon
Personal information
Full name Ronald Thomas Fearon[1]
Date of birth (1960-11-19) 19 November 1960 (age 58)
Place of birth Romford, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1983 Reading 61 (0)
1983–1987 Sutton United
1987–1989 Ipswich Town 28 (0)
1988Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 7 (0)
1989–1991 Wichita Wings (indoor) 47 (0)
1991–1992 Sutton United
1992 Walsall 1 (0)
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[3] 27 (0)
1998–1999 Barnet
1999–2000 Hendon 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ronald Thomas Fearon (born 19 November 1960) is an English retired professional football goalkeeper. He made 115 appearances in the Football League,[4] as well as 47 appearances in the Major Indoor Soccer League for the Wichita Wings.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7]

On 12 June 1996, Fearon signed with the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer. He played no games and was soon back in England.[8]

In September 1999, he joined Hendon as cover for the injured Gary McCann and made five league and cup appearances in his single season at the club.[9]


  1. ^ "Ron Fearon". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  2. ^ Carder, Tim; Harris, Roger (1997). Albion A–Z: A Who's Who of Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. Hove: Goldstone Books. p. 82. ISBN 978-0-9521337-1-1.
  3. ^ Harman, John, ed. (2005). Alliance to Conference 1979–2004: The first 25 years. Tony Williams Publications. p. 218. ISBN 978-1-869833-52-7.
  4. ^ "Ron Fearon". UK A-Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Major Indoor Soccer League Players: Ron Fearon". Dave Morrison. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Borja, Ward both come out shooting. Wings sign veteran English keeper to further crowd training camp goalkeeping situation". The Wichita Eagle. 2 October 1989.
  7. ^ "Fearon will stay with Wings". The Wichita Eagle. 5 August 1990.
  8. ^ "Crew stamps out Mutiny by finding Achilles' heel". St. Petersburg Times. 23 June 1996.
  9. ^ "Former Staff – Ron Fearon". Hendon F.C. Retrieved 27 February 2018.

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