Ron Dellow (13 July 1914 – 7 November 2013) was an English footballer and coach. As a player, he was a right-winger who began his professional career at Blackburn Rovers, and later played for Mansfield Town, Manchester City and Tranmere Rovers in the years before World War II. In August 1939, he joined Carlisle United, but because of the war, he had to wait seven years before making his debut for the club in an official league game. He played one post-war season for Carlisle.

Ron Dellow
Ron Dellow (1964).jpg
Ron Dellow (1964)
Personal information
Full name Ronald William Dellow
Date of birth (1914-07-13)13 July 1914
Place of birth Crosby, England
Date of death 7 November 2013(2013-11-07) (aged 99)
Place of death Almelo, Netherlands
Position(s) Outside Right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1933–1934 Blackburn Rovers 0 (0)
1934–1935 Mansfield Town 24 (10)
1935–1936 Manchester City 10 (4)
1936–1939 Tranmere Rovers 105 (29)
1939–1947 Carlisle United 16 (5)
Teams managed
Hermes DVS
1952–1953 HBS Craeyenhout
Blauw-Wit Amsterdam
1956–1958 HVV Helmond
1958–1959 Holland Sport
1960–1961 HBS Craeyenhout
1964–1969 FC Volendam
1969–1970 GVAV
1972–1974 Heracles Almelo
1975–1977 Helmond Sport
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

During the war, Dellow served in the RAF. In 1948, Dellow moved to the Netherlands. He coached HVV Helmond,[1] Holland Sport,[2][3] FC Volendam between 1964 and 1969, and guided the club to promotion to the Eredivisie in 1967. He also coached GVAV,[4] Heracles Almelo[5] and Helmond Sport[6] in the 1970s.

After retiring from football, Dellow spent his retirement years in Almelo. He died on 7 November 2013, aged 99.[7]


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  4. ^ "GVAV Stats - Alle GVAV statistieken tot 1971".
  5. ^ Voetbalgrootheid in Almelo (Dutch)
  6. ^ An Englishman in Helmond (Dutch)
  7. ^ Heracles icoon Ron Dellow overleden (in Dutch)