Atkinson in 2007
|Full name||Ronald Frederick Atkinson|
|Date of birth||18 March 1939|
|Place of birth||Liverpool, England|
|Playing position||Wing half|
|1978–1981||West Bromwich Albion|
|1987–1988||West Bromwich Albion|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Ronald Frederick Atkinson (born 18 March 1939), commonly known as Big Ron, is an English former football player and manager. In the 1990s and early 2000s, he was one of Britain's best-known football pundits.
He spent his playing career at Oxford United. As a manager, he won the FA Cup with Manchester United in 1983 and 1985 and the Football League Cup with Sheffield Wednesday in 1991 and Aston Villa in 1994.
References[change | change source]
- Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 32. ISBN 9781852916657.
- McGavin, Harvey (22 April 2004). "Ron Atkinson quits ITV after his racist remarks are heard on air". The Independent. London. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
- "Ex-U's boss: 'I can't believe my pal Ron has gone in the Celebrity Big Brother house'". Oxford Mail. 24 August 2013.