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Ray Charnley

Personal information
Full nameRaymond Ogden Charnley
Date of birth29 May 1935
Place of birthLancaster, England
Date of death15 November 2009(age 74)
Place of deathRossall, England
Height0 m ( ft in)
Playing positionCentre forward

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Raymond Ogden "Ray" Charnley (29 May 1935 15 November 2009) was an English professional footballer. He was a centre forward and was one of the most prolific scorers for Blackpool, with whom he spent ten years, including all but one season in the top flight of English football.

With 193 goals in 363 league games, Charnley is the third-highest scorer in Blackpool's history, behind Jimmy Hampson and Stan Mortensen.

In a playing career spanning eighteen years, Charnley also played for Morecambe (with whom he began and ended his career), Preston North End, Wrexham and Bradford Park Avenue. He scored a total of 293 career league goals in 605 games.

He won one England cap, in 1962.

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