Player profile

Ron Jones

Birthdate: 18 June 1914
Birthplace: Mold, Flintshire, Wales
Other clubs: Mold Alexandra, Wrexham (1935-38); Crewe Alexandra (wartime guest), Wrexham (2 / 1944-46)
Bought from: Wrexham
Signed for LFC: N/A, 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 as his family says he died in 2010.

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals500005
1937-1938 200002
1938-1939 300003

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
1Aston Villa
1Huddersfield Town
1Charlton Athletic
1Manchester City
1Bolton Wanderers
TotalCompetition
5League

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals100001
1937-1938 100001
1938-1939 000000

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalCompetition
1League
TotalGoal minute period
01-15
016-30
031-45
146-60 minutes
061-75
076-90
091-120
TotalOpen play/Penalty
1Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
No records to display.

Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
126.03.1938Manchester CityAnfieldLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
14826.03.1938Manchester CityAnfieldLeague

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1937-1938 * Defender
1938-1939 * Defender
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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