Ron Hunt (footballer, born 1945)

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Ron Hunt
Personal information
Date of birth (1945-12-19)19 December 1945
Place of birth Paddington, London, England
Date of death 23 August 2018(2018-08-23) (aged 72)
Place of death England
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Queens Park Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1973 Queens Park Rangers 219 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ron Hunt (19 December 1945 – 23 August 2018)[1] was an English footballer who made 219 appearances in the Football League playing as a defender for Queens Park Rangers in the 1960s and early 1970s.[2]

Career[edit]

Hunt came through the youth ranks at Queens Park Rangers,[2] and made his professional debut in December 1964 in the 3–1 victory against Bristol Rovers.[3] He was a member of the 1966–67 side that won both the Third Division Championship and the League Cup; his pass and subsequent collision with the goalkeeper set up the third and winning goal for Mark Lazarus as QPR defeated West Bromwich Albion 3–2 at Wembley Stadium.[4][5]

Hunt played 219 league games for Rangers before injury forced retirement in 1973. He then became a squash coach and then worked for a petrochemical company.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BREAKING: QPR legend and League Cup winner Ron Hunt dead
  2. ^ a b "Ron Hunt". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 25 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Westerberg, Kenneth. "1964/65" (Excel spreadsheet). QPRNet. Ron Norris. Retrieved 25 February 2010. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Struthers, Greg (6 April 2003). "Caught in Time: QPR win League Cup, 1967" (reprint). The Sunday Times. NewsBank. Retrieved 25 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Blast From The Past". Queens Park Rangers F.C. Retrieved 25 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "Where R They Now". QPRNet. Ron Norris. Archived from the original on 28 August 2008. Retrieved 25 February 2010. 

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