Sammy Jones (footballer)

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Sammy Jones
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Personal information
Full name Samuel Jones
Date of birth (1911-06-11)11 June 1911
Place of birth Lurgan, Ireland
Date of death 1993 (aged 81–82)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–1933 Distillery ? (?)
1933–1939 Blackpool 165 (6)
National team
1933–1934 Ireland 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Samuel Jones (11 June 1911 – 1993) was an Irish professional footballer. He played as a defender.


Domestic career[edit]

Born in Lurgan, Ireland, Jones began his professional career with Distillery in his native land. In 1933, he joined Sandy MacFarlane's Blackpool, making his debut on 21 October 1933, in a goalless draw against Oldham Athletic at Bloomfield Road. He made a further 21 appearances during the 1933–34 campaign, scoring one goal.

In 1934–35, he appeared in all but one of Blackpool's league games, scoring one goal in the process.

The following season, 1935–36, in Joe Smith's first season as manager, he made 37 league appearances and scored twice.

Jones was also a regular in the team during Blackpool's successful 1936–37 season, in which they finished runners-up and gained promotion to Division One.

In 1937–38, he shared the number-6 shirt with future club captain Harry Johnston, who began to knock on the door of the first team after a few years in the reserves. Jones made 24 league appearances, and Johnston 20.

In Jones' final season in League football, 1938–39, he made seven league appearances and scored two goals. He played for Blackpool throughout the World War II regional competitions, but retired before football proper resumed in 1946–47.

International career[edit]

Jones received four caps for Ireland, during the 1933–34 season, and scored on his debut.


Jones died in his early 80s in 1993.


  • Calley, Roy (1992). Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887–1992. Breedon Books Sport. ISBN 1-873626-07-X.

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