Our VIP Guest for Saturday’s game with Oldham will be record-breaking keeper Ron HillyardEveryone at Gillingham Football Club is delighted to confirm that our legend for Saturday’s Sky Bet League 1 match with Oldham is goalkeeping great Ron Hillyard. Don’t miss you chance to meet a legend, simply upgrade to our Legends Lounge hospitality package.
Signed on a free transfer from York City in 1974, Ron went on to become our all-time appearance record holder in 17 years as Gillingham’s No.1, massing a career total of 657 starts, in all competitions, which is unlikely to ever be beaten.
Remarkably, he also kept a clean sheet in 202 of those matches and saved 20 penalties during his time with the club. After retiring as a player he continued his Gills career as Assistant Manager from 1989-1992 and returned again in 2012 for a spell as Goalkeeping Coach.
So buy your tickets today and help us welcome home a true Gillingham Great!