Arthur Ronald Head
Date of Birth:
29 May 1915
Place of Birth:
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
(1937/38 - 1949/50)
Born in South Africa during the First World War, Ron joined Wimbledon from London Insurance League side Alliance Insurance Company and had the unenviable task of following on at centre-forward from Doc Dowden and Bill Charlton, although he moved to inside-right due to the emergence of Harry Stannard.
He was the Leading scorer in the Isthmian League in 1938/39, and it was suggested in the WBN that he was leading scorer in amateur football just after Easter that season.
Selected for the Middlesex Wanderers tour of Turkey in the Summer of 1939 and regularly represented the London F.A., Surrey F.A. and the Isthmian League.
As a flight-Lieutentant in the R.A.F. his plane was shot down over Berlin in November 1943 and he was a prisoner of war until released by the Russians from Lukenwolder.
Described as seemingly slow and awkward, but likely to do the unexpected and with a powerful shot, he played for the Dons in the 1946 Amateur Cup final and was a fixture in the front line until retiring during the 1949/50 season.
1937/38: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
1938/39: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
1939/40: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
1945/46: Appearances: 21 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 7
1946/47: Appearances: 30 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 14
1947/48: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
1948/49: Appearances: 34 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 9
1949/50: Appearances: 29 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 6
- Total: Appearances: 114 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 36
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