It was with great sadness that AFC Liverpool today learned of the passing of Liverpool legend Ronnie Moran.
Ronnie spent the best part of five decades at Liverpool FC, initially as a player earning a league winners medal in the 1963/64 season, and then as a key member of the coaching staff during the boot room era. During his tenure on the first team coaching staff, Liverpool won ten league titles, four european cups, one UEFA cup, three FA cups and five league cups.
Upon his retirement, Ronnie became a fan of local non-league football, and he visited AFC Liverpool on many occasions following the club’s inception in 2008, especially as his grandson Ian Johnson was one of the Reds’ early signings in their inaugural season. In recent years he remained a regular visitor to local non-league clubs accompanied by his son Paul.
Club Chairman Chris Stirrup paid tribute to Ronnie earlier today:
“It was always an honour to welcome Ronnie and Paul to our games. It always created a buzz amongst the fans with excited whispers of ‘Ronnie Moran’s here’. Every visit he made was special as he is truly a Liverpool FC legend, so to have such a great man attend AFC Liverpool games, and show his support for local non-league teams was truly a privilege for us all. He will be greatly missed.”
Everyone at AFC Liverpool would like to offer our deepest condolences to Paul, and the rest of the Moran family.