John Jones (footballer, born 1916)

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John Jones
Personal information
Full name John Thomas Jones[1]
Date of birth (1916-11-25)25 November 1916[1]
Place of birth Holywell, Wales[1]
Date of death 1978 (aged 61–62)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1936–1937 Port Vale 3 (0)
1937–1948 Northampton Town 71 (0)
1948–1949 Oldham Athletic 22 (0)
Total 96 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Thomas Jones (25 November 1916 – 1978) was a Welsh footballer. A goalkeeper, he was known as "Jones the Cap".[1]

Playing career[edit]

Jones joined Port Vale as an amateur in July 1936, and signed professional forms that December.[1] Working as understudy to Allan Todd, he played just four games – three in the Third Division North and one in the FA Cup, and was given a free transfer in April 1937.[1] He then moved on to Northampton Town and Oldham Athletic.[1]

Statistics[edit]

Source:[2]

Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Port Vale 1936–37 Third Division North 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Northampton Town 1937–38 Third Division South 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1938–39 Third Division South 15 0 0 0 2 0 17 0
1946–47 Third Division South 31 0 4 0 0 0 35 0
1947–48 Third Division South 25 0 4 0 0 0 29 0
Total 71 0 8 0 2 0 81 0
Oldham Athletic 1948–49 Third Division North 22 0 4 0 0 0 26 0
Total 96 0 13 0 2 0 111 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 157. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ John Jones profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)