Paul Jones (footballer, born 1953)

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Paul Jones
Personal information
Full name Paul Bernard Jones
Date of birth (1953-05-13) 13 May 1953 (age 66)
Place of birth Ellesmere Port, England
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Bolton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1983 Bolton Wanderers 445 (38)
1983–1985 Huddersfield Town 73 (8)
1985–1987 Oldham Athletic 32 (1)
1987–1988 Blackpool 37 (0)
1988–1989 Rochdale 14 (2)
1989–1990 Stockport County 25 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Paul Bernard Jones (born 13 May 1953 in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire) is a former professional footballer who played as a defender in the Football League for Bolton Wanderers, where he spent most of his career, Huddersfield Town, Oldham Athletic, Blackpool, Rochdale and Stockport County.[1] He was educated at The Whitby High School, Ellesmere Port, where he was spotted by a Bolton scout; as were Barry Siddall and Neil Whatmore.[2] Paul also made the Full England Squad in 1977 but did not make an appearance.

After his playing career ended he spent time scouting for former club Bolton Wanderers, Hull City and Crystal Palace and in 2009 completed a spell coaching in Hunan Province, China.[3]


  1. ^ "Paul Jones". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 26 October 2009.
  2. ^ "A Short History of The Whitby High School 1959-2009" (PDF). The Whitby High School. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  3. ^ Keeling, Peter (30 April 2009). "Blast from the Past : Paul Jones : Bolton legend". Professional Footballers' Association. Archived from the original on 18 June 2009. Retrieved 26 October 2009.

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