Thomas Jones (footballer, born 1884)

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Thomas Jones
Personal information
Full name Thomas Daniel Jones
Date of birth 1884
Place of birth Aberaman, Wales
Date of death (1958-02-08)8 February 1958
Place of death Porthcawl, Wales
Playing position Inside Left
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–1903 Aberaman
1903–1904 Aberdare Athletic
1904–1905 Nottingham Forest 2 (0)
1905–? Aberdare Athletic
National team
1908 Wales 1 (0)
Teams managed
1923–1924 Merthyr Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Daniel Jones (1884[1] – 8 February 1958) was a Welsh footballer and football club manager. He represented Wales at international level on one occasion.[1]

Jones was born in Aberaman[1] where his father was a grocer and also the Constable of Higher Miskin, an ancient office and ceremonial post. He played for his local side before joining Aberdare Athletic in 1903.

In 1904, Jones joined Nottingham Forest, remaining an amateuer as he did throughout his career. He made two league appearances for Forest.[1]

In 1908 he made his only appearance for the Wales national team, a 1-0 defeat against Ireland, played at Aberdare.[2]

In the summer of 1923, Jones took over as secretary-manager of Merthyr Town, guiding them to a respectable 13th place in Division Three (South). He left his post in 1924 and later worked as a scout for Cardiff City. He was also a vice-president of the FA of Wales.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Soccerdata. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ "PLAYER: Thomas Jones". national team matches 1872 - 2011 database. eu-football.info. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
Preceded by
Harry Hadley
Merthyr Town Manager Succeeded by
Albert Lindon