Ray Byrom is confirmed dead at the age of 85.
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Former Accrington Stanley winger Ray Byrom laid to rest
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Ray Byrom
Personal information
Full nameRaymond Byrom[1]
Date of birth(1935-01-02)2 January 1935[1]
Place of birthBlackburn, England
Date of death6 January 2020(2020-01-06) (aged 85)[2]
Place of deathBlackburn, England
Playing positionOutside left
Youth career
1953–1954Blackburn Rovers
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1956–1958Accrington Stanley9(1)
1958–1960Bradford (Park Avenue)70(14)
Accrington Stanley
Total79(15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Raymond Byrom (2 January 1935 – 6 January 2020) was an English professional footballer who played as an outside left in the Football League.
Contents
1 Career
2 Personal life
3 Career statistics
4 References
Career
Born in Blackburn, Lancashire, Byrom started his career in the reserve side at hometown club Blackburn Rovers before signing for Football League Third Division North side Accrington Stanley in January 1956. He spent two years at Accrington and was part of the side that gained promotion to the Third Division in 1957, however he only made eleven games in all competitions. In December 1958, he signed for Fourth Division side Bradford (Park Avenue), following manager Walter Galbraith to the West Yorkshire club. He played in seventy league games for Bradford before sustaining a broken leg in a fixture in August 1960, which eventually finished his career.
Personal life
He settled in nearby Oswaldtwistle and following his retirement from professional football, Byrom started working for a motor supplies company in Blackburn before setting up his own business in 1972, Ray's Garage Supplies, with his wife Agnes. His son, Alan, also played for Accrington Stanley in non-league, as did his grandson, Joel, who featured for them in League Two. He died on 6 January 2020 following a short spell in hospital.
Career statistics
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club
Season
League
FA Cup
Total
Division
Apps
Goals
Apps
Goals
Apps
Goals
Accrington Stanley
1957–58
Third Division North
4
1
2
1
6
2
1958–59
Third Division
5
0
0
0
5
0
Total
9
1
2
1
11
2
Bradford (Park Avenue)
1958–59
Fourth Division
22
6
0
0
22
6
1959–60
Fourth Division
46
8
3
0
49
8
1960–61
Fourth Division
2
0
0
0
2
0
Total
70
14
3
0
73
14
Career total
79
15
5
1
84
16
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