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Ronnie Sales


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Ronald Duncan Sales (19 September 1920 – August 1995) was an English footballer who played in the Football League as a defender for Leyton Orient and Hartlepool United.

English footballer

Ronnie Sales
Personal information
Full name Ronald Duncan Sales[1]
Date of birth (1920-09-19)19 September 1920[1]
Place of birth South Shields, England[1]
Date of death August 1995 (aged 7475)[2]
Place of death South Shields, England[2]
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
Westoe Boys
Shields Infirmary
South Shields Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1942–1947 Newcastle United
1947–1949 Leyton Orient 46 (3)
1949–1950 Colchester United 1 (0)
1950–1951 Hartlepool United 3 (0)
1951–1952 South Shields
Total 50 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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Born in South Shields, Sales played for local boys clubs including Westoe Boys, Shields Infirmary and South Shields Boys[3] before appearing for the factory team of Reyrolle’s in Tyneside. He was plucked by Newcastle United in 1942 where he made 42 wartime appearances before securing a move to Football League club Leyton Orient.[2]

Sales made 46 appearances for Orient, scoring three goals[4] before injury cut his time with the club short, moving briefly to Southern League side Colchester United.[2] He made just one appearance for the club, replacing regular Reg Stewart in a 2–1 win away at Lovell’s Athletic on 20 October 1949.[5] Sales made no further appearances for Colchester, finding himself back in the north-east with Hartlepool United for the 1950–51 season.[2] He could only manage three first-team league appearances for the club[6] due to a knee injury, later retiring from professional football.[2] He would then go on to play for hometown club South Shields.[3]

Ronald Sales died in August 1995.[2]

  1. “Colchester United – Player profile”. Coludata.co.uk. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  2. Whitehead, Jeff; Drury, Kevin (2008). The Who’s Who of Colchester United: The Layer Road Years. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 209. ISBN 978-1-85983-629-3.
  3. “South Shields Football Club History Ex Player Ronald Sales”. South Shields Sanddancers. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  4. “LEYTON ORIENT:1946/47–2011/12”. Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player’s Database. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  5. “Colchester United – Match details – Lovell’s Athletic 1–2 Colchester Utd”. Coludata.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  6. “HARTLEPOOL UNITED:1946/47–2011/12”. Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player’s Database. Retrieved 3 July 2013.

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