Raith Rovers Legend Ronnie Coyle loses his long battle against Leukaemia


It has been reported this morning that Raith Rovers legend Ronnie Coyle has lost his battle with Leukaemia at the age of just 46.

It was only two weeks ago that Raith hosted a benefit game for him, which involved Raith Rovers’ 1994 League Cup winning side against the Celtic team from that game also.

He began his career at Celtic in 1984 spending three years at Parkhead making two first team appearances. He went on to play with Middlesborough and Rochdale, before spending eight years with Raith Rovers where he played in 253 games scoring 9 times.

The funeral for Ronnie Coyle will take place on Tuesday April 19 with a Funeral Requiem Mass at 10am in St Peter’s Church, Braehead Road, Paisley.

Everyone at Scotzine would like to send their condolences to the family of Ronnie Coyle. Rest in Peace Ronnie.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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