Ronnie Glavin

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Ronnie Glavin
Personal information
Full name Ronald Michael Glavin[1]
Date of birth (1951-03-27) 27 March 1951 (age 66)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1962–1964 Lochend Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1974 Partick Thistle 136 (35)
1974–1979 Celtic 101 (35)
1979–1984 Barnsley 176 (73)
1984–1985 Belenenses 27 (9)
1985–1986 Barnsley 6 (0)
1986 Farsley Celtic
1986 Stockport County 10 (1)
1986 Cowdenbeath 2 (0)
1986–1987 St. Louis Steamers 6 (0)
Total 464 (153)
National team
1977 Scotland 1 (0)
Teams managed
1991–1994 Frickley Athletic
1994–2003 Emley
2003–2007 Worksop Town
2007–2010 Wakefield
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ronald Michael "Ronnie" Glavin (born 27 March 1951 in Glasgow) is a Scottish footballer who played as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Glavin began his League career at Partick Thistle and spent six years at the club, making his name as a talented attacking midfielder before joining Celtic in 1974. During his five years at Parkhead, Glavin enjoyed success including winning the League championship. The 1976-77 season was noted for Glavin's prolific scoring from midfield.

He joined Barnsley in 1979, then under the management of Allan Clarke. Then in the Third Division, Barnsley rose to promotion under the management of Norman Hunter and thereafter became an established Second Division club. Glavin became a favourite with Barnsley supporters with his outstanding skilful play and prolific scoring from midfield. He is widely regarded as one of Barnsley's all-time greats.[2]

He moved to Portuguese club Belenenses in 1984, but returned to Barnsley for a brief spell as a player-coach within a year. In 1986, he moved on to a similar role at Stockport County, but finished the 1986-87 season as a player at Cowdenbeath in Scotland.[3]

International career[edit]

Glavin won a Scotland cap during his time at Celtic, playing in a friendly match against Sweden in April 1977.[1][4]

Management and coaching[edit]

He began his management career at Frickley Athletic in 1991, before moving on to Emley in 1994. He led Emley to the third round of the FA Cup in 1997-98, where they played West Ham. He returned to Barnsley as first team coach in the summer of 2003, but left after four months following a takeover. He took over as manager at Worksop Town, replacing Steve Ludlam, but returned to Emley, now renamed Wakefield in September 2007. On 13 October 2010 it was announced that Ronnie Glavin had stepped down from first team management duties to concentrate on a new role as Director of Youth Development.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Ronald Glavin". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 22 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Barnsley's Cult Heroes BBC Sport, 7 September 2004
  3. ^ Ronnie Glavin Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database
  4. ^ Ronnie Glavin at the Scottish Football Association
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