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Ray Ranson

Personal information
Full nameRaymond Ranson
Date of birth12 June 1960(age 56)
Place of birthSt Helens, England
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing positionDefender
Club information
Current club(Chairman)

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Raymond "Ray" Ranson (born 12 June 1960 in St Helens, Merseyside) is an English entrepreneur, former Chairman of Coventry City F.C., and a former professional footballer. He started his football career with Manchester City, and played for Birmingham City, Newcastle United and Reading. After his playing career ended, he amassed a multimillion pound fortune in insurance and sports finance. In 2005, Ranson headed a consortium in an attempt to purchase Aston Villa and on 14 December 2007 he successfully led a consortium to take over Coventry City.


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