Gordon Jones (Australian footballer)

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Gordon Jones
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Personal information
Full name Gordon A. Jones
Date of birth 1 November 1913
Date of death 3 December 1999(1999-12-03) (aged 86)
Original team Maryborough
Height/Weight 180 cm / 85 kg
Position(s) Follower
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1935–40 Melbourne 61 (2)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1940 season.

Gordon A. Jones (1 November 1913 – 3 December 1999) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Jones debuted in League football with a solid performance as a ruckman in the opening round of the 1935 VFL season when Melbourne lost to Essendon 15.9 (99) to 24.15 (159).[1] He was primarily a follower during his career but also played at centre half back, the position in which he was a member of Melbourne's 1939 and 1940 premiership teams. A Maryborough recruit, he had a strong year in 1938 when he gathered 12 Brownlow Medal votes to finish as the best placed Melbourne player and equal ninth overall.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ESSENDON, EASILY.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 29 April 1935. p. 12. Retrieved 22 May 2012.