Tommy Jones (footballer, born 1930)

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Tommy E Jones
Personal information
Full name Thomas Edwin Jones
Date of birth 11 April 1930
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Date of death 5 June 2010(2010-06-05) (aged 80)[1]
Playing position Centre half
Youth career
1944–1948 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1961 Everton 383 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Edwin Jones (11 April 1930 – 5 June 2010), known as Tommy E Jones or T. E. Jones to distinguish him from T. G. Jones, was an English former footballer who played for Everton from 1950 until 1961.[2]

Jones signed for Everton straight from school[3] and turned professional in 1948.[4] He began his Everton career as a full back, but moved to centre half to replace T. G. Jones in the 1950–51 season,[3][5] making his debut against Arsenal on 6 September 1950.[6] Jones established himself as a "model of consistency", a "most reliable and unruffled" defender,[4] and in 1957 he took over the Goodison captaincy,[5] succeeding Peter Farrell who had left the club. He returned to left-back towards the end of his career, replaced at centre-half by a young Brian Labone.[3] He was forced to retire due to a shattered kneecap, having scored 14 goals from 411 appearances during an 11-year senior career with Everton.[5]

Jones never played full international football,[4] but was part of the Football Association's team that toured Nigeria and Ghana in 1958.[7] He was a member of the England Youth team that beat Scotland Youth 4-2 in October 1947 in a match played at Belle Vue, Doncaster.

After retiring from football, Jones worked for Littlewoods in Liverpool.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TE Jones Passes Away". evertonfc.com. Retrieved 6 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Tommy Jones". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 21 December 2009.
  3. ^ a b c "Everton Legends I–M". Everton F.C. Retrieved 21 December 2009.
  4. ^ a b c d "Tommy E Jones: January 1948 – May 1962". Everton F.C. Retrieved 21 December 2009.
  5. ^ "Everton Player Stats Tommy E Jones". Everton F.C. Retrieved 21 December 2009.
  6. ^ Morrison, Neil (8 May 2009). "British "FA XI" Tours". RSSSF. Retrieved 27 November 2009.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Peter Farrell
Everton captain
1957-1961
Succeeded by
Roy Vernon