James Jones (footballer)

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J.H. Jones
Personal information
Full name James Henry Jones
Date of birth (1873-12-00)December 1873
Place of birth Camberwell, London, England
Date of death (1955-12-27)27 December 1955
Place of death Hove, Sussex, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Upton Park
National team
1900 Great Britain 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

James Henry Jones (December 1873 – 27 December 1955) was a British footballer who competed in the 1900 Olympic Games, playing in one match as a goalkeeper, and winning a gold medal.[1]

He was the secretary of Upton Park F.C., a London-based amateur football team. The team were invited to participate in the 1900 Summer Olympics by the Amateur Status Committee of the Football Association. Upton Park won the tournament with a 4-0 victory over the French representative USFSA.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ James Jones profile at Sports Reference.com Archived 2011-07-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Menary, Steve. GB United?: British Olympic Football and the End of the Amateur Dream. Pitch Publishing. ISBN 978-1905411924.