|Full name||Ronald Cope|
|Date of birth||5 October 1934|
|Place of birth||Crewe, Cheshire, England|
|Date of death||27 August 2016(aged 81)|
|Playing position||Centre half|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Cope played four times for England Schoolboys in 1950. He joined Manchester United as an amateur in the same year, turned professional in 1951, and made his debut for the club on 29 September 1956 against Arsenal at Highbury. However, he only gained a regular first-team place after the Munich air disaster. He lost his first-team place to Bill Foulkes in October 1960, and left United for Luton Town in August 1961 on a £10,000 transfer. He left the professional scene two years later, although he continued to play at non-league level for Northwich Victoria and also served the Cheshire club as manager.
His father, George, had played for Crewe Alexandra F.C.
His cousin James Makin also played for Crewe Alexandra F.C.
He has 3 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren including the 3 oldest Emily,Jamie and Josh Hart the others are unknown
- "Ron Cope". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 27 October 2009.
- Roberts, Jan (16 June 2004). "Local heroes". Ellesmere Port Pioneer. Retrieved 27 October 2009.
- "Ronald Cope". MUFCInfo. Mark Graham. Retrieved 27 October 2009.
- "1957/58". StretfordEnd.co.uk. Retrieved 27 October 2009.
- OBITUARY: RONNIE COPE
- COPE RONALD : Obituary
- League stats at Neil Brown's site
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