Gwyn Jones (footballer, born 1935)

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Gwyn Jones
Personal information
Full name Gwynfor Jones
Date of birth (1935-03-20) 20 March 1935 (age 82)
Place of birth Llandwrog, Gwynedd, Wales
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Caernarfon Town
1955–1962 Wolverhampton Wanderers 21 (0)
1962–1966 Bristol Rovers 153 (0)
Porthmadog
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gwynfor "Gwyn" Jones (born 20 March 1935) is a Welsh former footballer, who played in the Football League for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Bristol Rovers.

Career[edit]

Jones began his playing career at Caernarfon Town, before joining English First Division high-flyers Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1955.

He made his Wolves debut on 17 December 1955 in a 3–2 win over Black Country rivals West Bromwich Albion. He never found many opportunities for first team football at Molineux though, and managed just 21 appearances over seven years. He did however appear during Wolves' league championship-winning seasons of 1958 and 1959, and played in their 1959 Charity Shield victory.

He joined Bristol Rovers in 1962, where he went on to play over 150 league games over his four years there. He subsequently returned to his native Wales with Porthmadog.

References[edit]

  • Matthews, Tony (2001). The Wolves Who's Who. West Midlands: Britespot. ISBN 1-904103-01-4.