Former Notts Player Ron Wylie passes away.
We are saddened to learn that former Notts player Ron Wylie has passed away, Ron started
his career with a Scottish schoolboy cap, and was discovered by the Magpies in the ranks with Clydesdale Juniors. Shrewd and slick, and a wonderful ball player despite his youth, he began his league career as a eighteen year old and in the final game of his debut season scored four goals in a 5-0 win against Birmingham City.
A broken ankle, suffered at the beginning of the 1957/58 season kept him him sidelined for six months and was missed by Notts as they were relegated from Division Two. Returning to his brilliant best the following season he was signed by Aston Villa where he was voted "Midlands Footballer of the Year in 1965 where he remained for seven years appearing in 244 games and scoring 28 goals. He added a further 125 appearances and two goals in five seasons with Birmingham City, leading the Blues to the semi finals of the Football League Cup in 1967 and the FA Cup in 1968.
Ron made 227 league appearances between 1951 and 58 for Notts County scoring 36 goals and made 11 FA Cup appearances scoring 3 goals bringing a total of 238 appearances and 39 goals.
We offer our sincere condolences to Ron's family in their sad loss.