Chris Jones (footballer, born 1945)

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Chris Jones
Personal information
Full name Christopher Martin Nigel Jones
Date of birth (1945-11-19) 19 November 1945 (age 71)
Place of birth Altrincham, England
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1968 Manchester City 7 (2)
1968–1972 Swindon Town 68 (18)
1972 Oldham Athletic (loan) 3 (1)
1972–1973 Walsall 59 (14)
1973–1976 York City 95 (33)
1976–1977 Huddersfield Town 14 (2)
1977–1978 Doncaster Rovers 20 (4)
1978 Darlington (loan) 16 (3)
1978–1979 Rochdale 56 (19)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Christopher Martin Nigel "Chris" Jones (born 19 November 1945 in Altrincham, Cheshire, England) is an English former footballer.

Career[edit]

Jones started his professional career with Manchester City in May 1964. Though he played regularly in the reserves, finishing top scorer for three seasons running,[1] he did not make his league debut until December 1966, when he deputised for Mike Summerbee in a match against Nottingham Forest. A week later he scored his first senior goal, against West Bromwich Albion.[2] The following season, he made two appearances in Manchester City's 1967–68 League Championship winning side,[3] though his contribution was insufficient to gain a winners' medal. He later had a career with York City scoring 33 goals in 95 games. [4]

Despite shake ups to Radio York's York City commentary team for the 2014/5 season, he retains his long running role as match summariser.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Baskcomb, Julian (ed.) (1997). Manchester City F.C. Official Handbook 1997–98. Leicester: Polar. p. 97. 
  2. ^ James, Gary (2006). Manchester City – The Complete Record. Derby: Breedon. ISBN 1-85983-512-0.  pp400–1
  3. ^ James, p403
  4. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 329. ISBN 1-85291-665-6.