Reece Jones (footballer)

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Reece Jones
Personal information
Full name Reece Nicholas Jones[1]
Date of birth (1992-07-22) 22 July 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth London Borough of Kingston upon Thames, England[2]
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Chessington Galaxy
Youth career
2001–2003 Wimbledon
2003–2010 Fulham
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 AFC Wimbledon 4 (0)
2010 Lewes (loan) 3 (0)
2011 Kingstonian (loan) 2 (0)
2012 Carshalton Athletic (loan) 5 (0)
2012 Hampton & Richmond Borough (loan) 13 (3)
2012 Sutton United 4 (0)
2012–2014 Farnborough 35 (0)
2015– Chessington Galaxy 1 (1)
National team
2008–2010 Wales U17
2010–2011 Wales U19 14 (1)
2011 Wales U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:19, 16 January 2015 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:42, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Reece Jones (born 22 July 1992) is a former Wales under-21 international footballer who plays as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

Born in London Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Jones began his career at the Wimbledon youth academy in 2003 before the club's relocation. He was then signed by the Fulham youth academy and was captain of the u-16 side,[3] before being released in early 2010.

On 3 August 2010, Jones signed for AFC Wimbledon, the reformation of his former youth club.[3]

On 13 January 2012, reece signed for Isthmian League Premier Division side Carshalton Athletic on an initial one-month loan.[4]

Jones then went out on another loan this time to Conference South side Hampton & Richmond Borough initially for one month from 24 February 2012,[5] however, this was later extended on 22 March until the end of the season.[6]

In May 2012, Jones was released by AFC Wimbledon. After a successful trial at Sutton United in the summer of 2012, Jones signed for the club

In August 2013, it was announced Reece would be one of the Farnborough team changing his name to a famous ex-footballer, in line with a sponsorship agreement with bookmakers Paddy Power. It was announced Reece would be known under his new name, George Best.[7]

In September 2015, Reece made his competitive debut for Chessington Galaxy, getting on the scoresheet in the process.

International[edit]

Jones currently represents his country at under-21s level and has also appeared for the under-19s and 17s.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/08/2010 and 31/08/2010" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 419. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ a b c "AFC Wimbledon sign teenage midfielder Reece Jones". BBC News. 3 August 2010. Retrieved 12 October 2010.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "reece" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  4. ^ "Lee and Reece go on loan". The Argus. 13 January 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Don joins on loan". Hampton & Richmond Borough F.C. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Reece Jones loan extended". Hampton & Richmond Borough F.C. 22 March 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  7. ^ http://www.espn.co.uk/football/sport/story/229595.html

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