Cardiff City FC has been saddened to learn of the passing of our former goalkeeper, Ron Healey.
Ron, who made more than 200 appearances for the Bluebirds between 1974 and 1982, died suddenly earlier this week, aged 65.
Born in Manchester in 1952, Ron began his professional career with Manchester City in 1970, making 38 senior appearances. He enjoyed brief spells with Coventry City and Preston North End on loan, prior to moving to South Wales to join the Bluebirds (initially on loan and then in a permanent deal).
He made his City debut against West Bromwich Albion in a 2-2 draw in March, 1974 and would be first choice in manager Jimmy Andrews’ team when City earned promotion to Division Two, finishing runners-up behind Hereford United in 1975-76.
Ron would also represent the Republic of Ireland twice during his career, against Poland in 1977 and against England at Wembley in a World Cup qualifier three years later.
All of us at Cardiff City FC would like to offer our condolences to Ron’s family at this difficult time.