Jimmy Jones (footballer, born 1889)

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Jimmy Jones
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Personal information
Full name James Jones
Date of birth (1889-07-09)9 July 1889
Place of birth Newburn-on-Tyne, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–1912 Gateshead ? (?)
1912–1920 Blackpool 113 (0)
1920–1922 Bolton Wanderers 70 (0)
1922–1927 New Brighton 141 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James "Jimmy" Jones (9 July 1889 - unknown) was a footballer who played as a defender in The Football League in the 1910s and 1920s.[1]

Born in Newburn-on-Tyne, Jones began his career with local side Gateshead. In 1912, he signed for Blackpool, then in Division Two. He made his debut on 28 September 1912, in a 2–0 victory over Fulham at Bloomfield Road. He went on to make a further 31 league appearances during the 1912–13 campaign.

Jones was an ever-present during the 1913–14 season, only to see his place come under pressure from Bert Tulloch in 1914–15.

After four seasons of inter-war football, Jones split starting appearances in the left-back position with Horace Fairhurst in 1919–20. Jones left Blackpool at the end of the season, but Fairhurst died during the following campaign, 1920–21, from a head injury suffered during a game.

Jones joined Bolton Wanderers in the summer of 1920, and went on to make 70 league appearances for the Trotters in his two years with the club.

Jones finished his career with New Brighton in 1927, after five years with the Merseyside club.

Post-retirement[edit]

After retiring, Jones returned to Blackpool as a publican.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Soccerdata. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.