Roger Jones (footballer, born 1946)
|Full name||Roger Jones|
|Date of birth||8 November 1946|
|Place of birth||Upton-upon-Severn, England|
|1982||→ Birmingham City (loan)||4||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Roger Jones (born 8 November 1946) is an English former footballer, who played as a goalkeeper who played for Bournemouth, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United, Stoke City, Derby County, Birmingham City and York City.
Jones was born in Upton-upon-Severn and was released by his first club, Portsmouth, when they disbanded their reserve team, Jones joined Bournemouth in August 1965 and after a season in the reserves he established himself as first choice under manager Freddie Cox and after making 177 appearances for the Cherries he earned a move north to Second Division Blackburn Rovers. Rovers were relegated in 1970–71 in 21st position and after three failed attempts to gain a return they won the Third Division title in 1974–75. He moved on to Newcastle United but failed to establish himself on Tyneside and left for Stoke City in February 1977.
He played 41 games in 1977–78 as Stoke failed to gain promotion but a dramatic final day victory over Notts County saw Stoke finish in third place in 1978–79 securing a return to the top flight. He began the 1979–80 season as first choice under Alan Durban but lost his place to Peter Fox and at the end of the campaign was sold to Derby County. He played 46 times for the Rams in 1980–81 winning the club's player of the year award in the process. Whilst at Derby he played four matches on loan at Birmingham City and ended his career with York City. With the Minstermen he helped them to win the Fourth Division title in 1983–84.
- Sourced from The English National Football Archive
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other[A]||Total|
|Blackburn Rovers||1969–70||Second Division||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||5||0|
|Newcastle United||1975–76||First Division||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||5||0|
|Stoke City||1976–77||First Division||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0|
|Derby County||1980–81||Second Division||42||0||2||0||2||0||0||0||46||0|
|Birmingham City (loan)||1981–82||First Division||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||4||0|
|York City||1982–83||Fourth Division||42||0||3||0||2||0||0||0||47||0|
- Blackburn Rovers
- Stoke City
- York City
- Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0.
- "Roger Jones". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 24 December 2008.
- Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 102. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.
- Courtney, Barrie (27 March 2004). "England – U-23 International Results– Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 24 December 2008.
- Struthers, Greg (21 December 2008). "Stoke win the hard way". The Times. Retrieved 24 December 2008.
- Playing stats at Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database