Jimmy Jones (footballer, born 1928)

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Jimmy Jones
Personal information
Full name James Jones
Date of birth (1928-07-25)25 July 1928
Place of birth Keady, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
Date of death 13 February 2014(2014-02-13) (aged 85)
Playing position Centre forward
Youth career
Glenavon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1949 Belfast Celtic 33 (43)
1949–1950 Larne
1950–1951 Fulham 0 (0)
1951–1962 Glenavon 222 (269)
1962–1963 Portadown 14 (8)
1963–1964 Bangor 20 (12)
1964–1965 Newry Town
National team
1956–1957 Northern Ireland 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

James "Jimmy" Jones (25 July 1928 – 13 February 2014) was an Irish League footballer in the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s.

Born in Keady, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, he scored three goals in the Irish League team which defeated the Football League 5–3 at Windsor Park in 1953. He played in three full international games for Northern Ireland.[1][2] He joined Glenavon and was the leading Irish League goalscorer for some years in the fifties. He remains the leading goalscorer in Irish league history, and finished as Irish League outright leading goalscorer in 6 different seasons, a record still unbroken. He played in three full international games for Northern Ireland.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jimmy Jones at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ "Irish League soccer legend Jimmy Jones dies". Newsletter (Johnston Publishing). 13 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Jimmy Jones at National-Football-Teams.com
  4. ^ "Irish League soccer legend Jimmy Jones dies". Newsletter (Johnston Publishing). 13 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 

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