Clubs played for: Woking, Portsmouth, Leyton Orient, Crystal Palace, Gillingham, Atlanta Chiefs, Dallas Tornado, Fort Lauderdale Strikers (1955-1979)
Biography: Ron Newman was born in Fareham and served Pompey well as a bustling forward in the late 1950's but it was in the United States where he became a massive star. Having accepted an offer to coach Dallas Tornado in 1969, he went on to establish himself as arguably the most successful coach in the history of American soccer. Over the next 30 years his teams won all of the major titles including the ASL, NASL, and the indoor league championship 10 times with San Diego. He has been inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame, Dallas Walk of Fame, Atlanta Soccer Hall of Fame and was granted the 'Key of the City' in San Diego and Fort Lauderdale. Despite the fame and glory he still manages to come back to catch up with his old playing buddies at Fratton Park.
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