Owain Tudur Jones

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Owain Tudur Jones
Personal information
Full name Owain Tudur Jones[1]
Date of birth (1984-10-15) 15 October 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth Bangor, Wales
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hibernian
Number 17
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Porthmadog 10 (0)
2001–2005 Bangor City 96 (24)
2005–2009 Swansea City 44 (3)
2009 Swindon Town (loan) 11 (1)
2009–2011 Norwich City 5 (1)
2010 Yeovil Town (loan) 6 (1)
2010 Yeovil Town (loan) 14 (1)
2011 Brentford (loan) 6 (0)
2011–2013 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 48 (2)
2013– Hibernian 13 (0)
National team
2005–2006 Wales U21 3 (0)
2008– Wales 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:52, 5 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 November 2013

Owain Tudur Jones (born 15 October 1984) is a Welsh footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Scottish Championship club Hibernian and the Wales national football team. He has previously played for Porthmadog, Bangor City, Swansea City, Swindon Town, Norwich City, Yeovil Town, Brentford and Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Club career[edit]

Born in Bangor, Gwynedd, Jones joined Bangor City from Cymru Alliance club Porthmadog during the summer of 2001. In four seasons, Jones was in the Citizens' team that lost the 2002 Welsh Cup Final to Barry Town at Park Avenue, Aberystwyth. He also played in the UEFA Intertoto Cup in June 2002 against Romanian side Gloria Bistriţa.

Swansea City[edit]

Jones signed for Swansea City from Bangor City for a fee of £5,000 prior to the 2005–06 season after a successful trial period.[2] He was offered a new two-year contract with Swansea in October, which he signed in November.[3][4] During his first full season as a professional he made 21 league appearances, scoring three goals. He also made his debut for the Welsh Under-21 side and at the end of the season also received a call up to the full international squad. On 19 December 2006 it was announced that Jones would travel to the United States to see surgeon Dr. Richard Steadman for a second opinion on his ongoing knee problem.

After spending the second half of the 2008–09 season on loan at Swindon Town, he joined League One team Norwich City on a three-year contract on 16 June 2009.[5] Due to Swansea City having a one-year option on Jones' contract, the fee of £250,000 was agreed between the two clubs – said to include add-ons dependent upon both the club's and Jones' future success.

Norwich City[edit]

Jones signed for Norwich City in 2009 for a fee of £250,000, he made his debut in the 7–1 defeat to Colchester on the opening day of the season. He scored his first goal for Norwich in a defeat at Brentford on 18 August 2009.[6] He joined Yeovil Town on a month's loan on 27 January 2010.[7]

Once his loan at Yeovil Town had expired, Jones began training with Plymouth Argyle from 1 August 2010. The following day he made his debut against amateur side Saltash United. Jones scored the third goal for Argyle in their 8–0 thrashing.[8] However, it was later announced that completion of the loan signing had stalled.

Jones completed loan deal to Yeovil Town on 27 August 2010, his second loan spell at the club. His loan spell was extended by a month on 22 October 2010. After returning from his three month loan spell at Yeovil, Jones made a return to the Norwich City bench in the 2–1 away win over Derby County, even making a late substitute appearance coming on for Henri Lansbury. On 21 January 2011, Jones joined Brentford on a month's loan.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle[edit]

On 28 July 2011, Jones signed for Inverness Caledonian Thistle on a one-year deal.[9] Inverness manager Terry Butcher was excited about the midfield presence the Welsh international could bring to the team. He made his debut in a 1–0 home loss to Hibs. Soon afterwards he suffered a knee cartilage injury, requiring surgery.[10] He missed six months of the 2011–12 Scottish Premier League season due to the injury, but agreed a new contract with Inverness in June 2012.[11]

Hibernian[edit]

On 31 May 2013, Jones agreed a two year deal to join Hibernian.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 5 May 2014[13]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other[note 1] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Swansea 2005–06 24 3 1 0 1 0 3 0 29 3
2006–07 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 5 1
2007–08 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2008–09 9 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 14 0
Total 44 3 3 0 4 0 5 1 56 4
Swindon (loan) 2008–09 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Total 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Norwich City 2009–10 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 6 1
Yeovil (loan) 2009–10 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Norwich City 2010–11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 5 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 8 1
Yeovil (loan) 2010–11 14 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 16 1
Total 20 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 22 2
Brentford (loan) 2010–11 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Inverness 2011–12 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
2012–13 33 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 39 2
Total 48 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 54 2
Hibernian 2013–14 13 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 15 0
Career Total 147 8 9 0 8 0 8 1 172 10

International career[edit]

Jones represented Wales four times at Under-19 level and made three appearances at Under-21 level. He made his international debut for Wales in a 2–0 win against Luxembourg on 26 March 2008.[14] Jones was recalled to the Wales squad in October 2013, after 10 players withdrew due to injury.[15]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes the Football League Trophy and UEFA Europa League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search 1984 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  2. ^ "Tudur Jones given year Swans deal". BBC Sport. 2005-07-30. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  3. ^ "Swansea trio open contract talks". BBC Sport. 2005-10-25. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  4. ^ "Cup exit a wake-up call – Jackett". BBC Sport. 2005-11-06. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  5. ^ "Tudur Jones seals Norwich switch". BBC Sport. 2009-06-16. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  6. ^ "Brentford 2 – 1 Norwich". BBC Sport (BBC). 18 August 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  7. ^ "Yeovil Town sign Norwich's Owain Tudur Jones on loan". BBC Sport (BBC). 2010-01-27. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  8. ^ "Owain In". pafc.co.uk (Plymouth Argyle FC). 3 August 2010. Retrieved 3 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "Inverness land Owain Tudur Jones from Norwich". BBC Sport. BBC. 28 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Caley Thistle's Owain Tudur Jones faces surgery". BBC Sport. BBC. 17 August 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Owain Tudur Jones agrees new Inverness deal". BBC Sport. BBC. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "Hibs sign Tudur Jones". www.hibernianfc.co.uk. Hibernian FC. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  13. ^ Owain Tudur Jones career stats at Soccerbase
  14. ^ Dulin, David (26 March 2008). "Luxembourg 0–2 Wales". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  15. ^ "Wales boss Chris Coleman set for James Collins peace talks". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 

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