Ron Guthrie

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Ron Guthrie
Personal information
Full name Ronald George Guthrie
Date of birth (1944-04-19) 19 April 1944 (age 73)
Place of birth Burradon, Northumberland, England
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1973 Newcastle United 56 (2)
1973–1975 Sunderland 66 (1)
Total 122 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ronald George "Ron" Guthrie (born 19 April 1944 in Burradon, Northumberland) is an English former professional footballer. After signing for Newcastle United in 1963, he played 56 league matches, scoring 2 goals, before joining Sunderland on 15 January 1973. A defender, he played at left back for Sunderland in the 1973 FA Cup Final winning team. He left Sunderland, joining Ashington, in 1975 after three seasons. Later joining near rivals Blyth Spartans Ron was part of the famous 'giant killing' team that reached the 5th round of the FA Cup in 1978 losing to Wrexham in a replay at St James Park watched by over 42,000 with thousands locked outside, but not after drawing a potential home tie against Arsenal in the Quarter Finals.[1]

His first goal for Sunderland came in the 1972–73 FA Cup in a 2–0 victory over Luton Town.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Newcastle United 1966–67 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1967–68 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1968–69 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 7 0
1969–70 15 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 19 1
1970–71 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
1971–72 8 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 12 0
1972–73 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1
Total 56 2 1 0 2 0 9 0 68 2
Sunderland 1972–73 15 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 21 1
1973–74 17 1 2 0 1 0 3 0 23 1
1974–75 34 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 38 0
Total 66 1 8 1 2 0 6 0 82 2
Career Total 122 3 9 1 4 0 15 0 150 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Past Players (D - G)". SAFC.com. Retrieved 2008-08-18. 

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