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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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captain: none
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  William Henry Jones
Birth 13 May 1921 in Bridge Street, Whaley Bridge, High Peak, Derbyshire [registered as William H. in Stockport, June 1921]
  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.
Death 26 December 2010 in The Countess of Chester Hospital, Bache, Chester, Cheshire, of natural causes, aged 89 years 228 days. [registered in Ellesmere Port, December 2010]
Source 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
Height/Weight 5' 11", 13st 1lb. [1951]


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.
Died nine days after Ralph Coates

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.

The Numbers
parties Appearances unused minutes captain
2 2 1 180 0 none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
2 2 0 0 9 4 +5 0 0 4.50 2.00 100.0 +1
all his matches were played at an away venue, were friendly matches, and played in a white shirt

Match History

 Club: Liverpool F.C. - two full appearances (180 min) manager: Walter Winterbottom - two full appearances (180 min)x

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Age 28
246 13 May 1949 - Sweden 3 England 1, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna tour AL party member
unused substitute - Finland A 15 May 1949
247 18 May 1949 - Norway 1 England 4, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo   AW party member
one appearance - Netherlands A 18 May 1949
248 22 May 1949 - France 1 England 3, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris   AW unused sub

party member - Italy 11 May 1950
Age 29
1 254 14 May 1950 - Portugal 3 England 5
Estadio Nacional, Lisboa
tour AW   5
party member - Netherlands 17 May 1950
2 255 18 May 1950 - Belgium 1 England 4
Stade du Heysel, Bruxelles
  AW   5
withdrawn party member - Luxembourg 21 May 1950
England's selectors announced on May 9, two party's (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.