Ron Hewitt (footballer, born 1928)

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Ron Hewitt
Personal information
Full name Ronald Hewitt
Date of birth (1928-06-21)21 June 1928
Place of birth Flint, Wales
Date of death 23 September 2001(2001-09-23) (aged 73)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1950 Wolves 0 (0)
1949 Walsall (loan) 8 (2)
1950–1951 Darlington 36 (3)
1951–1957 Wrexham 204 (83)
1957–1959 Cardiff City 64 (27)
1959–1960 Wrexham 27 (11)
1960–1962 Coventry City 59 (23)
1962–1963 Chester 29 (6)
1963–1964 Hereford United 26 (?)
1964–1965 Northwich Victoria ? (?)
1965–1966 Witton Albion ? (?)
1966–1967 Caernarfon Town ? (?)
1967–1968 Barmouth & Dyffryn United ? (?)
1968–1971 Congleton Town 46 (24)
National team
1958 Wales 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ronald "Ron" Hewitt (21 June 1928 – 23 September 2001) was a Wales international football player.

Hewitt was born in Flint, Flintshire. Having failed to break into the first team at Wolves, he had spells with Walsall and Darlington before moving to Wrexham. During his six years there he finished as the top scorer in three of the seasons and established himself as one of the club greats. He was selected to play for the Third Division North representative team in 1956/57. His form there persuaded fellow Welsh side Cardiff City to pay seven thousand pound for his services in 1957. He finished as topscorer in both of his two seasons at the club before returning to Wrexham for another season. He had spells at Coventry City, Chester City and Hereford United before moving into non-league football.

He made his debut for Wales against Israel in 1958 and was part of the Wales squad for the 1958 FIFA World Cup in Sweden.

Hewitt died at the age of 73 in September 2001.[1]

Hewitt was an uncle of Everton coach Andy Holden, who also played for Chester and Wales.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Death of a world cup star" Hereford Times Retrieved on 18 February 2008