Robert Jones (footballer, born 1868)

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Robert Jones
Personal information
Full name Robert Samuel Jones
Date of birth Q3 1868
Place of birth Wrexham, Wales
Date of death 25 May 1939
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1887 Wrexham Grosvenor
1887–1894 Everton 7 (1)
1894–1895[1] Ardwick 18 (0)
1895 South Shore ?
National team
1894 Wales 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:17, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

Robert Samuel Jones (1868–1939) was a Welsh footballer who played as a full back. He gained one international cap for Wales in 1894.[2]

He joined Everton in December 1887. He was described as a burly, reliable reserve player in one source.[3] Robert Jones made his League debut on 8 September 1888, playing at centre-half, at Anfield, the then home of Everton. The home team defeated the visitors Accrington 2–1. Robert Jones appeared in only one of the 22 League matches played by Everton in season 1888–89. Playing as a centre-half (one appearance) he played in the Everton defence when they restricted the opposition to one–League–goal–in–a–match once.[4]

Robert Jones played 7 League games for Everton, before moving to Ardwick (who later became Manchester City) in the 1890s, and he played 18 League games for them.[5]


  1. ^ Ardwick (Manchester City) League results 1894-95 at
  2. ^ 24 February 1894 Wales line-up v Ireland - WFDA
  3. ^ Matthews, Tony (2004). Who's Who of Everton. Mainstream Publishing. p. 136. ISBN 1 84018 819 7.
  4. ^ "English National Football Archive". Retrieved 2018-01-25. (registration & fee required)
  5. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Soccerdata. p. 143. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.