Ray Spencer

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Raymond Spencer (25 March 1933 – 9 July 2016) was an English professional footballer who represented England at Schools level. He was born in Kings Norton, Birmingham.[1]

Ray Spencer joined Aston Villa as a junior, turning professional in June 1950. Despite remaining at Villa Park until March 1958, when he joined Darlington, he never made the Villa first team.[1] He played 98 league games, mainly at wing half, for Darlington, scoring 5 goals,[2] and opened the scoring in Darlington's shock defeat of West Ham United in the 1961 League Cup,[3] before moving to Torquay United in June 1961. He made 59 league appearances for Torquay, scoring once, before leaving to join Bath City[4] in July 1963 having lost his place to Geoff Cox.

Spencer died in July 2016.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b "Spencer, Raymond (Ray)". Aston Villa Player Database. Jörn Mårtensson. Retrieved 16 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Darlington : 1946/47 – 1988/89 & 1990/91 – 2007/08". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 16 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "Feethams Greatest Game". Farewell to Feethams. Darlington Supporters' Trust. Archived from the original on 18 January 2005. 
  4. ^ "Torquay United : 1946/47 – 2006/07". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 16 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "Tribute to Ray Spencer - Darlington Football Club". 9 July 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Ray Spencer". Retrieved 11 July 2016. 

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