Fred Jones (footballer, born 1867)
|Full name||Frederick William Jones|
|Date of birth||January 1867|
|Place of birth||Llandudno, Wales|
|Date of death||27 December 1910(aged 43)|
|Place of death||Llandudno, Wales|
|Playing position||Left back|
|1890||Burslem Port Vale||3||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Jones was born in Llandudno, which was then in Caernarfonshire, and began his football career with Llandudno Swifts before trying his luck in England. He began with West Manchester and in the summer of 1890 moved on to Burslem Port Vale. He made his debut in a friendly at Newton Heath on 1 September 1890 and must have spoken to the opposition management as he left on a transfer to Newton Heath at his own request at the end of the month.
Without playing a competitive game for the club in nearly two years, Jones left Newton Heath for Football League Second Division club Small Heath in August 1892. His brother Arnold also played for the club during the 1892–93 season, though never appeared for the first team. After Fred Speller broke his leg, Jones took over the left back position, making his debut on 3 December 1892 in a 1–1 draw at home to Sheffield United, and played nine games in all competitions, contributing to Small Heath's Second Division title.
By then, Jones had lost his place in Small Heath's starting eleven to Bernard Pumfrey, and in September 1893 he joined fellow Second Division club Lincoln City. He played nine times in all competitions for Lincoln's first team, later joining Reading and then returning to Wales. In the latter part of his career he was employed more often as an emergency goalkeeper than a full-back.
Jones was found dead in the street in his native Llandudno; his death, in 1910 at the age of 43, was attributed to an apoplectic seizure.
- Sourced from Fred Jones profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
|Small Heath||1892–93||Second Division||8||0||1||0||0||0||9||0|
|Lincoln City||1893–94||Second Division||7||0||2||0||0||0||9||0|
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