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Bill Jones

Liverpool FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 2 D 0 L 0 F 9: A 4
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disciplined: none
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Full name William Henry Jones
Born 13 May 1921 in Bridge Street, Whaley Bridge, High Peak, Derbyshire [registered as William H. in Stockport, June 1921]
notes Jones appeared on several passenger lists. He was on the Queen Mary, that had left Southampton, bound for New York under the mastership of C.M. Ford, on 4 May 1946, along with other members of Liverpool FC.
Again, Jones was on board the Queen Elizabeth, leaving Southampton for New York, under the mastership of G.E. Care, on 7 May 1948, along with other members of Liverpool FC.
Finally, Jones was back on the Queen Mary, leaving Southampton for New York on 6 May 1953, under the mastership of C.I. Thompson, along with other members of Liverpool FC. His address was stated as 66 Watford Road, Anfield in Liverpool.
Died 26 December 2010, aged 89 years 228 days, in The Countess of Chester Hospital, Bache, Chester, Cheshire, of natural causes.
Height/Weight 5' 11", 13st 1lb. [1951]


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career with Hayfield St. Matthew's, an amateur club in Derbyshire before being spotted by a scout and subsequently joined Liverpool FC in September 1938 as a seventeen year-old, where he stayed until May 1954. He made war-time guest appearances for York City FC, Leeds United AFC and Reading FC. After totting up 277 league appearances, during which he scored seventeen times, Jones joined Ellesmere Port Town as a player-manager.
Club honours Football League champions 1946-47; FA Cup runners-up 1949-50;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions Centre-half for his two appearances, but actually a man of unusual adaptability, taking a full-back or forward role with the same assurance as that of half-back - DL


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number 693rd player to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre half-back
First match No. 254, 14 May 1950, Portugal 3 England 5, a friendly match at Estádio Nacional, Lisboa, aged 29 years 1 day.
Last match No. 255, 18 May 1950, Belgium 1 England 4, a friendly match at Stade du Heysel, Plateau du Heysel, Bruxelles, aged 29 years 5 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1950 (provisional party)
Team honours None
Individual honours England B (one appearance)
Distinctions Bill's grandson is Rob Jones, Liverpool and England defender.

Beyond England

Did some scouting work for Liverpool FC throughout the 1960's. Bill won the Military Medal (during the Allies crossing the Rhine) during his wartime Army with the King's Regiment and went into business after giving up playing. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.147.


Bill Jones - Career Statistics
Parties Apps Comp.
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Capt. Disc.
2 2 0 180 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.


Bill Jones - Match Record - All Matches - By Shirt Colour - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - White 2 2 0 0 9 4 +5 0 0 4.50 2.00 100.0 +1
All - Friendly 2 2 0 0 9 4 +5 0 0 4.50 2.00 100.0 +1

Match History

 Club: Liverpool F.C. - two full appearances (180 min)

manager: Walter Winterbottom - two full appearances (180 min)x

Age 28
246 13 May 1949 - Sweden 3 England 1, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna tour AL party member
b 15 May 1949 - Finland A 0 England 4, Olympiastadion, Helsinki AW unused sub
247 18 May 1949 - Norway 1 England 4, Ullevĺl Stadion, Oslo AW party member
1 b 18 May 1949 - Netherlands A 1 England 4, Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam AW Start 2
248 22 May 1949 - France 1 England 3, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris AW unused sub
England's selectors announced on May 9, two partys (A and B) of 14 players each, for two separate tours. Of the 28 names, twelve did not make it to the final World Cup party, including Bill Jones.
b 11 May 1950 - Italy 5 England 0, Stadio San Siro, Milano tour AL party member

Age 29
1 254 14 May 1950 - Portugal 3 England 5, Estádio Nacional, Lisboa
AW Start 5
b 17 May 1950 - Netherlands A 3 England 0, Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam AL party member
2 255 18 May 1950 - Belgium 1 England 4, Stade du Heysel, Bruxelles AW Start 5
b 21 May 1950 - Luxembourg 1 England 2, Stade Municipal, Stad Lëtzeburg AW withdrawn party member