Jack Jones (footballer, born 1891)

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Jack Jones
Personal information
Full name John William Jones
Date of birth (1891-02-08)8 February 1891
Place of birth Rotherham, England
Date of death 20 July 1948(1948-07-20) (aged 57)
Place of death Rotherham, England
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[1]
Playing position Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Allerton Bywater Colliery
Industry F.C.
Maltby Main Colliery
1914–1920 Sunderland 0 (0)
1920–1927 Birmingham 228 (1)
1927–1928 Nelson 12 (0)
1928–1930 Crewe Alexandra 91 (7)
1930–1931 Scarborough
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John William Jones (8 February 1891 – 20 July 1948), was an English professional footballer who played as a left back. He played 331 games in the Football League.

Jones was born in Rotherham, which was then in the West Riding of Yorkshire. A former coal miner, he was transferred from Sunderland to Birmingham for a fee of £2,000. For six seasons he formed a formidable full-back pairing with Frank Womack, helping the club to the championship of the Football League Second Division in the 1920–21 season. He went on to play 237 games in all competitions for the club, including 191 in the First Division. He later played for Nelson, Crewe Alexandra and Scarborough. He died in Rotherham at the age of 57.



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