Fred Jones (footballer, born 1910)

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Fred Jones
Personal information
Date of birth 1910
Place of birth Halesowen, England
Date of death Not known
Height 5 ft 7.5 in (1.71 m)[1]
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Old Hill White Star
Halesowen Town
19xx–1934 Leeds United 0 (0)
1934–1935 Birmingham 1 (0)
1935–1936 Cheltenham Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Frederick R. Jones (1910 – after 1936) was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Birmingham.[2]

Jones was born in Halesowen, then part of Worcestershire. An inside forward, he played local football for Halesowen Town and had a trial with Huddersfield Town before joining Leeds United. Jones moved on to Birmingham in 1934 without playing first-team football for Leeds.[2] Described as "an enterprising forward, not afraid to make an unorthodox move when he thinks the occasion warrants it",[1] Jones made his debut – the only game he played for Birmingham's first team – in the First Division on 1 September 1934, as a late replacement for the injured Joe Bradford in a game at Stoke City which Birmingham lost 2–0.[1][3][A] Jones later played for Cheltenham Town.[2]

Notes[edit]

A. ^ Sources including Michael Joyce's Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939[4] appear to attribute this game to Wilson Jones, who had not joined Birmingham by then.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Debut Of Jones. Takes Bradford's Place In Birmingham's Team". Birmingham Mail. 31 August 1934. 
  2. ^ a b c d Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 102. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  3. ^ Matthews, p. 177.
  4. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 141. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6.