Bill Jones (footballer, born 1921)
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|Full name||William Henry Jones|
|Date of birth||13 May 1921|
|Place of birth||Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, England|
|Date of death||26 December 2010(aged 89)|
|Place of death||Chester, England|
|Hayfield St Matthews|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Life and playing career
He made his debut for Liverpool, along with Len Carney and Cyril Sidlow, as a 25-year-old on the opening day of the 1946–47 season, against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. The Reds won 1–0 through a goal scored by Carney. Jones opened his goalscoring account with a brace at Anfield on 7 September 1946 in Liverpool's 7–4 defeat of Chelsea.
By the end of the first post-war season, Jones had helped Liverpool to their first Division One championship in 24 years, pipping Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers by a single point. He appeared 26 times during the season, including the title-winning 2–1 victory at Molineux on the final day of the season, and scored six goals.
Liverpool were relegated at the end of the 1953–54 season, which was Jones' last for the Reds, for whom he made 277 appearances and scored 17 goals. His last game was a 3–0 defeat to Blackpool on 24 April 1954, at Bloomfield Road.
On 26 December 2010, Jones died from natural causes at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
- Official player profile at Liverpoolfc.tv accessed 15 January 2008
- Payne, Mike (1993). England: The Complete Post-War Record'. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 1873626398.