Ron Wigg

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Ron Wigg
Personal information
Date of birth (1949-05-18)18 May 1949
Place of birth Great Dunmow, England
Date of death 3 July 1997(1997-07-03) (aged 48)
Place of death Ohio, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1970 Ipswich Town 37 (14)
1970–1972 Watford 97 (20)
1972–1974 Rotherham United 65 (22)
1974–1976 Grimsby Town 63 (12)
1976–1977 Barnsley 18 (5)
1977–1979 Scunthorpe United 50 (7)
1979–1980 Columbus Magic 27 (13)
1979–1980 Cleveland Force (indoor) 10 (5)
Teams managed
Columbus Capitals
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ron Wigg (18 May 1949 – 3 July 1997) was an English professional football striker who spent most of his career in England before ending it in the American Soccer League. He then coached for seventeen years in the United States at both the youth and professional levels.


In 1979, Wigg moved to the United States where he signed with the Columbus Magic of the American Soccer League. That season, he scored thirteen goals in twenty-seven matches as the Magic fell to the Sacramento Gold in the championship game.[1] That fall, he signed with the Cleveland Force of the Major Indoor Soccer League. He played only ten games, but still scored five goals. He finished his career in 1980 with the Magic.


Following his retirement, he remained in Ohio where he held a variety of coaching positions. In 1983, he coached Saint Charles Preparatory School to the Ohio State AA soccer championship.[2] He also coached the Columbus Capitals in the American Indoor Soccer Association. At the time of his death, he was the Ohio South Youth Soccer Association Director of Coaching and Soccer Education.[3]


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