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Ron Springett

Sheffield Wednesday FC

33 appearances, 48 goals conceded
seven clean sheets, two out of three penalties saved

P 33 W 17 D 8 L 8 F 95: A 48
64% successful

1959-66

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
2970

Profile

Full name Ronald Deryk Springett
no evidence of George as a middle name
Born 22 July 1935 in Fulham, London [registered as Ronald D. in Fulham, September 1935].
Married to Barbara F. Hillsdon [registered as Ronald D. in Chelsea, January 1958].
Died 13 September 2015, aged 80 years 53 days [registered in tbc]. Living at 12 Sunbury Avenue, Mortlake.
Height/Weight 5' 10", 12st. 1lbs [1963].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career playing for Sunday League team, Victoria United FC within London, from where he was taken to Queen's Park Rangers FC in February 1953. Sheffield Wednesday FC then paid between 9,000 pounds and 15,000 pounds for his signature. After making 345 league appearances, he returned to Queen's park Rangers in March 1967 for a 16,000 pounds transfer fee. Saw out his career with Ashford Town FC from September 1970.
Club honours Football League Divsion Two winners 1958-59; FA Cup runners-up 1965-66;
Individual honours Football League (nine appearances)
Distinctions Older brother of Peter Springett (Queen's Park Rangers FC, Sheffield Wednesday FC and England U23)

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of four who became 786th players (786) to appear for England.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 337, 18 November 1959, England 2 Northern Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 24 years 119 days.
Last match No. 401, 29 June 1966, Norway 1 England 6, a World Cup warm-up match at Ullevål Stadion, Ullevål, Oslo, aged 30 years 342 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1962, 1966;
British Championships 1959-60, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63, 1965-66;
Team honours World Cup winners 1966;
British Championship shared 1959-60, winners 1960-61, 1965-66;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Later involved in a gardening business. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.233.

 

Ron Springett - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
44+ 33 20 2970 48 69 min 26 7 21.2% none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Ron Springett - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 13 9 3 1 46 17 +29 0 3 3.358 1.308 80.8 +8
Away 16 7 4 5 44 25 +17 4 3 2.75 1.563 56.3 +2
Neutral 4 1 1 2 5 6 -1 1 1 1.25 1.50 37.5 -1
All 33 17 8 8 95 48 +47 5 7 2.879 1.455 63.6 +9

 

Ron Springett - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

4 3 1 0 16 2 +14 0 2 4.00 0.50 87.5 +3
WCF 4 1 1 2 5 6 -1 1 1 1.25 1.50 37.5 -1
World Cup 8 4 2 2 21 8 +13 1 3 2.625 1.00 62.5 +2

ENP

2 0 1 1 3 6 -3 0 0 1.50 3.00 25.0 -1
ENF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Nations 2 0 1 1 3 6 -3 0 0 1.50 3.00 25.0 -1
British Championship 10 5 4 1 26 12 +14 2 2 2.60 1.20 70.0 +4
Friendly 13 8 1 4 45 22 +23 2 2 3.462 1.692 65.4 +4
All 33 17 8 8 95 48 +47 5 7 2.879 1.455 63.6 +9

 

Ron Springett - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1960-62 4 3 1 0 16 2 +14 0 2 4.00 0.50 87.5 +3
WCP All 4 3 1 0 16 2 +14 0 2 4.00 0.50 87.5 +3
World Cup Finals Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1962 4 1 1 2 5 6 -1 1 1 1.25 1.50 37.5 -1
WCF All 4 1 1 2 5 6 -1 1 1 1.25 1.50 37.5 -1
World Cup
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1960-62 8 4 2 2 21 8 +13 1 3 2.625 1.00 62.5 +2
WC All 8 4 2 2 21 8 +13 1 3 2.625 1.00 62.5 +2
European Nations Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ENP 1962-64 2 0 1 1 3 6 -3 0 0 1.50 3.00 25.0 -1
ENP All 2 0 1 1 3 6 -3 0 0 1.50 3.00 25.0 -1
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1959-60 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 0 0 1.50 1.00 75.0 +1
BC 1960-61 2 2 0 0 14 5 +9 0 0 7.00 2.50 100.0 +2
BC 1961-62 3 0 2 1 2 4 -2 1 0 0.667 1.333 33.3 -1
BC 1962-63 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 0 1 3.50 0.50 100.0 +2
BC 1965-66 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
BC All 10 5 4 1 26 12 +14 2 2 2.60 1.20 70.0 +4
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 8 4 2 2 21 8 +13 1 3 2.625 1.00 62.5 +2
EN 2 0 1 1 3 6 -3 0 0 1.50 3.00 25.0 -1
BC 10 5 4 1 26 12 +14 2 2 2.60 1.20 70.0 +4
All 20 9 7 4 50 26 +24 3 5 2.50 1.30 62.5 +5

 

Ron Springett - Match History
 Club: Sheffield Wednesday F.C. - 33 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 28 full capsx

Age 24
1 337 18 November 1959 - England 2 Northern Ireland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 1
2 338 9 April 1960 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow AD Start 1
3 339 11 May 1960 - England 3 Yugoslavia 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 1
4 340 15 May 1960 - Spain 3 England 0, El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid tour AL Start 1
5 341 22 May 1960 Hungary 2 England 0, Népstadion, Budapest AL Start 1
Age 25
6 342 8 October 1960 - Northern Ireland 2 England 5, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start 1
7 343 19 October 1960 - Luxembourg 0 England 9, Stade Municipal, Lëtzebuerg WCP AW Start 1
8 344 26 October 1960 - England 4 Spain 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 1
9 346 15 April 1961 - England 9 Scotland 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 1
10 347 10 May 1961 England 8 Mexico 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 1
11 348 21 May 1961 Portugal 1 England 1, Estádio Nacional, Lisboa WCP AD Start 1
12 349 24 May 1961 - Italy 2 England 3, Stadio Olimpico, Roma Fr AW Start 1
13 350 27 May 1961 - Austria 3 England 1, Praterstadion, Wien Fr AL Start 1
Age 26
14 351 28 September 1961 - England 4 Luxembourg 1, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury WCP HW Start 1
15 352 14 October 1961 - Wales 1 England 1, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AD Start 1
16 353 25 October 1961 - England 2 Portugal 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 1
17 354 22 November 1961 - England 1 Northern Ireland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HD Start 1
18 355 4 April 1962 - England 3 Austria 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 1
19 356 14 April 1962 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL Start 1
20 357 9 May 1962 - England 3 Switzerland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 1
21 358 20 May 1962 - Peru 0 England 4, Estadio Nacional Coloso de José Díaz, Lima Fr AW Start 1
22 359 31 May 1962 - Hungary 2 England 1, Estadio Braden Copper Company, Rancagua WCF NL Start 1
23 360 2 June 1962 - England 3 Argentina 1, Estadio Braden Copper Company, Rancagua NW Start
24 361 7 June 1962 - Bulgaria 0 England 0, Estadio Braden Copper Company, Rancagua ND Start
25 362 10 June 1962 - Brazil 3 England 1, Estadio Municipal, Viña del Mar NL Start
Age 27
26 363 3 October 1962 - England 1 France 1, Hillsborough, Sheffield ENP HD Start 1
27 364 20 October 1962 - Northern Ireland 1 England 3, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start 1
28 365 21 November 1962 - England 4 Wales 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW Start 1
 

Coach: Alf Ramsey - 5 full capsx

29 366 27 February 1963 - France 5 England 2, Le Parc des Princes, Paris ENP AL Start 1
- 369 29 May 1963 - Czechoslovakia 2 England 4, Tehelné pole, Bratislava tour AW squad member
- 370 2 June 1963 - GDR 1 England 2, Zentralstadion, Leipzig AW
30 371 5 June 1963 - Switzerland 1 England 8, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel AW Start 1
Age 30
31 392 2 October 1965 - Wales 0 England 0, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AD Start 1
32 393 20 October 1965 - England 2 Austria 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HL Start 1
- 400 26 June 1966 - Finland 0 England 3, Olympiastadion, Helsinki tour AW squad member
33 401 29 June 1966 - Norway 1 England 6, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo AW Start 1
- 402 3 July 1966 - Denmark 0 England 2, Idrætsparken, København AW squad member
- 403 5 July 1966 - Poland 0 England 1, Stadion Slaski, Chorzów AW
- 404 11 July 1966 - England 0 Uruguay 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley WCF HD squad member 12
- 405 16 July 1966 - Mexico 0 England 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW
- 406 20 July 1966 - France 0 England 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW
Age 31
- 407 23 July 1966 - England 1 Argentina 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley WCF HW squad member 12
- 408 26 July 1966 - England 2 Portugal 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW
- 409 30 July 1966 - England 4 West Germany 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW

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