Ron Fenton

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Ron Fenton
Personal information
Full name Ronald Fenton[1]
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)
Place of death Beeston, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]
Playing position(s) 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)
Total 194 (43)
Teams managed
1969 Brentford (caretaker)
1975–1977 Notts County
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ronald Fenton (21 September 1940 – 25 September 2013) was an English football player, coach and manager.[3] He played as an inside forward and made nearly 200 appearances in the Football League.[4]

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, for whom he acted as caretaker manager after the sudden departure of Jimmy Sirrel to Notts County.[5]

After finishing his playing career, he followed Jimmy Sirrel to join the coaching staff at Notts County. After 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.[6][7]


Career stats

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


  1. ^ "Ron Fenton". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Ronnie Fenton". Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  3. ^ "RIP Ron Fenton". Notts County F.C. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  4. ^ Ponting, Ivan (18 October 2013). "Ronnie Fenton: Footballer who went on to become Brian Clough's right-hand man". The Independent. London. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
  5. ^ Haynes, Graham; Coumbe, Frank (2006). Timeless Bees: Brentford F.C. Who's Who 1920–2006. Harefield: Yore Publications. p. 55. ISBN 978-0955294914.
  6. ^ Swift, Adrian (29 May 1984). "Now, a club with no manager". Sydney Morning Herald. p. 29. Retrieved 30 June 2013.
  7. ^ "Forest agree to buy US 'keeper". New Straits Times. Malaysia. 25 December 1992. p. 38. Retrieved 30 June 2013.