Roger Jones (footballer, born 1946)

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Roger Jones
Personal information
Full name Roger Jones[1]
Date of birth (1946-11-08) 8 November 1946 (age 67)[1]
Place of birth Upton-upon-Severn, England[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1962–1964 Portsmouth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1965 Portsmouth 0 (0)
1965–1970 Bournemouth 160 (0)
1970–1976 Blackburn Rovers 242 (0)
1976–1977 Newcastle United 5 (0)
1977–1980 Stoke City 101 (0)
1980–1982 Derby County 59 (0)
1982 Birmingham City (loan) 4 (0)
1982–1984 York City 122 (0)
Total 693 (0)
National team
1968 England U23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Roger Jones (born 8 November 1946) is an English former footballer, who played as a goalkeeper who played for Bournemouth, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United, Stoke City, Derby County, Birmingham City and York City.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Jones was born in Upton-upon-Severn and was released by his first club, Portsmouth, when they disbanded their reserve team,[3] Jones joined Bournemouth in August 1965 and after a season in the reserves he established himself as first choice under manager Freddie Cox and after making 177 appearances for the Cherries he earned a move north to Second Division Blackburn Rovers. Rovers were relegated in 1970–71 in 21st position and after three failed attempts to gain a return they won the Third Division title in 1974–75. He moved on to Newcastle United but failed to establish himself on Tyneside and left for Stoke City in February 1977.[1]

He played 41 games in 1977–78 as Stoke failed to gain promotion but a dramatic final day victory over Notts County saw Stoke finish in third place in 1978–79 securing a return to the top flight.[1] He began the 1979–80 season as first choice under Alan Durban but lost his place to Peter Fox and at the end of the campaign was sold to Derby County.[1] He played 46 times for the Rams in 1980–81 winning the club's player of the year award in the process.[1] Whilst at Derby he played four matches on loan at Birmingham City and ended his career with York City. With the Minstermen he helped them to win the Fourth Division title in 1983–84.

International career[edit]

He won one cap for England at under-23 level,[3] in a 1–0 defeat away to Hungary under-23 on 30 May 1968.[4]

Post-retirement[edit]

After his playing career finished he coached at York City and Sunderland, and later became kit manager for Swindon Town.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bournemouth 1965–66 Third Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1966–67 Third Division 45 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 47 0
1967–68 Third Division 45 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 51 0
1968–69 Third Division 45 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 50 0
1969–70 Third Division 23 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 27 0
Total 160 0 9 0 8 0 0 0 177 0
Blackburn Rovers 1969–70 Second Division 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1970–71 Second Division 42 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 44 0
1971–72 Third Division 45 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 50 0
1972–73 Third Division 46 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 50 0
1973–74 Third Division 28 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 36 0
1974–75 Third Division 46 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 54 0
1975–76 Second Division 30 0 1 0 2 0 5 0 38 0
Total 242 0 15 0 15 0 5 0 277 0
Newcastle United 1975–76 First Division 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1976–77 First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Total 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 7 0
Stoke City 1976–77 First Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1977–78 Second Division 39 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 41 0
1978–79 Second Division 41 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 47 0
1979–80 First Division 19 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 22 0
Total 101 0 3 0 8 0 0 0 112 0
Derby County 1980–81 Second Division 42 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 46 0
1981–82 Second Division 17 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 19 0
Total 59 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 65 0
Birmingham City (loan) 1981–82 First Division 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
York City 1982–83 Fourth Division 42 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 47 0
1983–84 Fourth Division 41 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 46 0
1984–85 Third Division 39 0 2 0 4 0 3 0 48 0
Total 122 0 8 0 7 0 4 0 141 0
Career Total 693 0 38 0 41 0 11 0 783 0
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Anglo-Scottish Cup, Football League Trophy.

Honours[edit]

Blackburn Rovers
Stoke City
York City
Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 
  2. ^ "Roger Jones". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 24 December 2008. 
  3. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 102. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  4. ^ Courtney, Barrie (27 March 2004). "England – U-23 International Results– Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 24 December 2008. 
  5. ^ Struthers, Greg (21 December 2008). "Stoke win the hard way". The Times. Retrieved 24 December 2008. 

External links[edit]

  • Playing stats at Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database