'Mr Liverpool' Ronnie Moran dies at 83

22 Mar 2017 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
The exceptional life of Mr Liverpool: Ronnie Moran

Former Liverpool player and coach Ronnie Moran died at the age of 83 after short illness.

After joining the team in 1949, he had won 44 trophies as a player and coach, and worked under seven different managers during his time in the dugout.

He successfully led Liverpool at Wembley in the 1992 FA Cup Final, as a caretaker coach in 1992.

In context: The exceptional life of Mr Liverpool: Ronnie Moran

Early careerRonnie Moran's entry into football

Born on 28 February 1934 in Crosby, Liverpool, Ronnie Moran joined the Reds' 'C' team in the year 1949.

Three years later, he signed a professional contract with the club, and made his debut on 22 November 1952.

Ronnie got famous as a 'penalty expert' and was also known for his pace. A consistent performer, he missed just six games between 1955 and 1959.

Captainship and retirement

In 1959, Ronnie was appointed as the captain of Liverpool after Bill Shankly was made the team manager. He retired from the team in 1965, after making 379 appearances for Liverpool.
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Ronnie's stint as team coach

DetailsRonnie's stint as team coach

Ronnie joined the coaching staff of Bill Shankly after retiring in 1966.

In 1971-72, Ronnie guided Lipverpool's second string team to a Central League championship victory.

He worked under Shankly, Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan, Kenny Dalglish, Graeme Souness and Roy Evans.

Ronnie was appointed as caretaker boss in 1991, when Dalglish had resigned and later in 1992, when Souness went in for heart surgery.

Ronnie's retirement from football

After serving for 49 years for Liverpool, Ronnie took retirement in 1998. During his time at the club, he worked as a player, coach, caretaker, manager, physio, kit-man, mascot and tea lady.

22 Mar 2017'Mr Liverpool' Ronnie Moran dies at 83