Ron Lord
Personal information
Full name Ron Brian Lord
Date of birth (1929-07-25)25 July 1929
Place of birth Balmain, New South Wales, Australia
Date of death 8 April 2024(2024-04-08) (aged 94)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
1946– Rozelle
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949 Drummoyne
1950–1957 Auburn
1957–1965 Sydney Prague
Total 339 (0)
International career
1951–1964 Australia 10 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Ron Lord (25 July 1929 – 8 April 2024) was an Australian international soccer player who played as a goalkeeper during the 1950s. He appeared for the host nation in the 1956 Olympic Games staged in Melbourne.[1] Lord played well in the defeat of Japan, but Australia was well-defeated by India where Neville D'Souza scored the first and, so far, only hat-trick by an Asian football team in either a FIFA World Cup or Olympic Games tournament.

Lord initially played for Australia in 1951, taking over goalkeeping duties from the well-known Norman Conquest in the Third Test against England played in Brisbane.[2]

Lord died on 8 April 2024, at the age of 94.[3]


  1. ^ "Ron Lord". Olympedia. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Soccer fans walk out; drab match". The Daily Telegraph. Vol. XVI, no. 89. New South Wales, Australia. 5 July 1951. p. 23. Retrieved 18 April 2024 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Vale Ron Lord". Football Australia. 9 April 2024.