Barrie Jones

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Barrie Jones
Personal information
Full name Barrie Spencer Jones
Date of birth (1941-10-10) 10 October 1941 (age 73)
Place of birth Swansea, Wales
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1964 Swansea Town 166 (23)
1964–1967 Plymouth Argyle 98 (9)
1967–1970 Cardiff City 107 (18)
1971–1972 Yeovil Town ? (?)
1972–1973 Worcester City ? (?)
1973–1974 Merthyr Tydfil ? (?)
National team
1960–? Wales U23 8 (?)
1962–1969 Wales 15 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Barrie Spencer Jones (born 10 October 1941 in Swansea) is a Welsh former professional footballer. During his career, he made over 350 appearances in The Football League with Swansea Town, Plymouth Argyle and Cardiff City and represented Wales at both under-23 and senior level.[1]

Club career[edit]

Jones began his career at his home town team Swansea Town, signing professional with the club in September 1959.[2] A skilful winger, he soon established himself in the squad, winning the Welsh Cup in 1961,[3] and was transferred to Plymouth Argyle in 1964 for £45,000; which was a club record fee for Plymouth and a British record fee for a winger at the time.[4][5] He spent three years at the club, reaching the Football League Cup semi-finals during the 1964–65 season,[4] before returning to South Wales in March 1967, joining Cardiff City for £25,000.

After joining Cardiff, he switched to a more central midfield role and was ever present during the 1967–68 and 1968–69 seasons and was part of the side that reached the semi-finals of the European Cup Winners' Cup and won three Welsh Cups between 1967 and 1969.[2][4] From his debut, Jones played in 107 consecutive league games for the club, at the time second only to Arthur Lever's tally of 114 consecutive appearances between 1946 and 1949, before his run was ended on 4 October 1969, when he suffered a broken leg during a 3–2 defeat to Blackpool.[5] He attempted several comebacks at reserve level but never fully managed to regain full fitness and instead moved into non-league football with spells at Yeovil Town, Worcester City and Merthyr Tydfil.[2][4]

International career[edit]

Jones won eight caps for Wales at under-23 level before making his senior debut on 20 October 1962 in a 3–2 defeat against Scotland at Ninian Park in the 1963 British Home Championship. He went on to make a total of fifteen appearances, scoring two goals, winning his final cap on 28 July 1969.[6]

International goals[edit]

Results list Wales' goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Result Competition
1. 20 November 1963 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland  Scotland 1–2 1964 British Home Championship
2. 26 March 1969 Waldstadion, Frankfurt am Main, Germany  Germany 1–1 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Swansea City
1961
Cardiff City
1967, 1968, 1969

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barrie Jones". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Retrieved 27 April 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Past players". Swansea City A.F.C. Archived from the original on 10 May 2010. Retrieved 27 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Swansea Town 3–1 Bangor City". Welsh Football Data Archive. Retrieved 27 April 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Barrie Jones". Greens on Screen. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-462-0. 
  6. ^ Hayes, Dean P. (2004). Wales The Complete Who's Who of Footballers Since 1946. Sutton Publishing Limited. ISBN 0-7509-3700-9.