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Mervyn Jones

Mervyn Jones

Birthdate: 30 April 1931
Birthplace: Bangor, Caernarfons, Wales
Date of death: 4 October 2016
Other clubs: Bangor City, Scunthorpe United (1953-59), Crewe Alexandra (1959-61), Chester (1961-63), Lincoln City (1963-64), Gainsborough Trinity (1964-65)
Bought from: Bangor City
Signed for LFC: November 1951
Liverpool debut: 01.03.1952
Last appearance: 10.01.1953
Contract expiry: July 1953
Win ratio: 20% W:1 D:2 L:2
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 5 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 4 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 5 / 0

Player profile

Primarily known as one of the smallest men ever to feature at Liverpool, being only 5 ft. 4 ins. (162 cm), accomplishing though to be two inches taller than Fred Geary! The Liverpool Echo feared left-winger Jones might get the "brush-off" from taller and stronger opponents that is if they could "get down low enough" to administer their shoulder charge but were impressed by his "lively, almost cheeky" debut against Fulham in March 1952. Bangor-born Jones figured three times towards the end of the 1951/52 season and then made one further appearance in November 1952. He also played in one FA Cup tie for the Reds, the ignominious third round defeat at third division north's Gateshead in January 1953. Jones was transferred to Scunthorpe United in July 1953 and totalled 392 League games and 51 goals in his career.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 4 1 0 0 0 5
1951-1952 3 0 0 0 0 3
1952-1953 1 1 0 0 0 2

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
1 Middlesbrough
1 Stoke City
1 Aston Villa
1 Fulham
1 Gateshead
Total Competition
4 League
1 FA Cup

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 01.03.1952 Fulham Craven Cottage League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Bangor City N/A N/A N/A N/A
Scunthorpe United 1953-1954 England Third Division North 44 9 51 14
Scunthorpe United 1954-1955 England Third Division North 44 2 46 2
Scunthorpe United 1955-1956 England Third Division North 36 7 43 7
Scunthorpe United 1956-1957 England Third Division North 38 5 40 5
Scunthorpe United 1957-1958 England Third Division North 41 0 45 1
Scunthorpe United 1958-1959 England Second Division 37 4 38 4
Crewe 1959-1960 England Fourth Division 46 8 52 8
Crewe 1960-1961 England Fourth Division 38 6 46 6
Chester City 1961-1962 England Fourth Division 35 5 38 7
Chester City 1962-1963 England Fourth Division 28 5 31 5
Lincoln City 1963-1964 England Fourth Division 1 0 1 0
Gainsborough Trinity 1964-1965 Midland League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 388 51 431 59
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