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Former City star Ron Phoenix passes away

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Manchester City are saddened to learn of the passing of former player Ron Phoenix.

Ron, a full-back, played 55 times for City, before going on to represent Rochdale and Altrincham.

He made his City first-team debut in January 1952 in a 2-2 draw against Arsenal, a game in which he scored. 

However, he suffered a complicated leg break in our 2-1 win at home to Newcastle United in February 1953 that saw him out injured for a considerable period, and he didn't play again until 1955.  

Everyone at Manchester City would like to send their sincerest condolences to Ron's family and friends at this difficult time. 

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