Ronnie Morris (footballer)

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Ronnie Morris
Personal information
Full name Ronald Morris
Date of birth (1970-09-25) 25 September 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Winger
Youth career
1984–1986 FA School of Excellence
1986–1988 Birmingham City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1989 Birmingham City 11 (0)
1990–199? Redditch United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ronald Morris (born 25 September 1970) is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League for Birmingham City.[2] He played as a winger.

Morris was born in Birmingham. He began his football career as one of the first intake of boys to the Football Association's School of Excellence at Lilleshall which opened in 1984, from where he joined Birmingham City as a YTS trainee in 1986.[3] He was capped for England schoolboys,[4] and made his Birmingham debut in the Second Division on the last day of the 1987–88 season, coming on as substitute for Tommy Williams in a goalless draw at home to Leeds United.[5] Morris turned professional in September 1988 and made 14 appearances in all competitions, mostly as a substitute, in the 1988–89 season, but the club cancelled his contract following incidents at the training ground. An attempt to revive his career in Italy foundered when he was discovered to have signed for his new club after the transfer deadline, and Morris returned to England and joined non-league club Redditch United.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rollin, Jack, ed. (1990). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1990–91 (21st ed.). Queen Anne Press. p. 85. ISBN 0-356-17911-7. 
  2. ^ "Birmingham City: 1947/48–2007/08". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 26 May 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 112. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  4. ^ "Ronnie Morris". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  5. ^ Matthews, p. 223.