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Ralph Wetton (6 June 1927 – 2 June 2017)[1] was an English professional footballer from Winlaton) who played for Cheshunt, Tottenham Hotspur, Plymouth Argyle and Aldershot.[2]

Ralph Wetton
Personal information
Date of birth (1927-06-06)6 June 1927
Place of birth Winlaton, England
Date of death 2 June 2017(2017-06-02) (aged 89)
Playing position Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1950 Cheshunt 43 (10)
1950–1955 Tottenham Hotspur 45 (0)
1955–1956 Plymouth Argyle 36 (1)
1956–1957 Aldershot 50 (1)
1958–1959 Harlow Town ? (?)
1960–1962 Cheshunt 43 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Playing careerEdit

Wetton joined Tottenham Hotspur from non-league Cheshunt in August 1950, where he had been a member of their London League winning side. Signed as cover for Tottenham and Wales skipper Ron Burgess, he made his senior debut at wing half on 20 October 1951 in a fixture versus Aston Villa when Burgess was injured.[3] He featured in 46 senior appearances in all competitions for the Spurs between 1951–55.[4] Wetton signed for Plymouth Argyle in June 1955 and went on make a further 36 appearances and scoring one goal.[5] After leaving Plymouth he joined Aldershot in November 1956 and scored one goal in 50 matches. He then joined non-league Harlow as Player-Manager before returning to Cheshunt in 1960 where he was also appointed Player-Manager soon after his arrival. He was sacked at the end of the 1961-62 season after which he became involved in the founding of Brimsdown Rovers where he remained as a committee member for many years after.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Obituary - Ralph Wetton
  2. ^ Hugman, BJ (Ed) The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946-2005 (2005) ISBN 1-85291-665-6 p649. Retrieved 16 July 2010
  3. ^ Wetton's debut Retrieved 16 July 2010
  4. ^ Tottenham Hotspur F.C A-Z of players Retrieved 4 December 2012 Archived 3 June 2009 at WebCite
  5. ^ Wetton's Plymouth Argyle stats Retrieved 16 July 2010