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Ron Jones

Ron Jones

Birthdate: 18 June 1914
Birthplace: Mold, Flintshire, Wales
Date of death: 20 March 2010
Other clubs: Mold Alexandra, Wrexham (1935-38); Crewe Alexandra (wartime guest), Wrexham (2 / 1944-46)
Bought from: Wrexham
Signed for LFC: 10.03.1938
Liverpool debut: 26.03.1938
Last appearance: 25.01.1939
Debut goal: 26.03.1938
Last goal: 26.03.1938
Contract expiry: during WWII
Win ratio: 80% W:4 D:0 L:1
Games/goals ratio: 5
LFC league games/goals: 5 / 1
Total LFC games/goals: 5 / 1

Player profile

Ronald Jones made five appearances in Liverpool's forward line just before World War II. He scored on his debut in a 2-0 win against Manchester City at Anfield towards the end of March 1938. That was his only goal for the club but one he could be very proud of as he scored past the legendary Frank Swift, who made 376 League appearances for City. Swift was killed in the Munich air disaster on 6 February 1958 after reporting on Manchester United's game against Red Star Belgrade. Jones replaced right-winger Berry Nieuwenhuys three times during the 1938/39 season but they were the only matches that the South African missed that year and Jones never figured in Liverpool's first-team again.

According to many sources Jones was killed in action in World War II but that was a huge misunderstanding. Our source is his family who says he passed away on 20 March 2010.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 5 0 0 0 0 5
1937-1938 2 0 0 0 0 2
1938-1939 3 0 0 0 0 3

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
1 Aston Villa
1 Huddersfield Town
1 Charlton Athletic
1 Manchester City
1 Bolton Wanderers
Total Competition
5 League

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 1 0 0 0 0 1
1937-1938 1 0 0 0 0 1
1938-1939 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Opponent
1 Manchester City
Total Competition
1 League
Total Goal minute period
Total Open play/Penalty
1 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 26.03.1938 Manchester City Anfield League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 48 26.03.1938 Manchester City Anfield League
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