Fred Jones (footballer, born 1898)

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Fred Jones
Personal information
Full name Frederick John Jones[1]
Date of birth (1898-02-11)11 February 1898
Place of birth Greenwich, London, England
Date of death 1990 (aged 91–92)
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[2]
Position(s) Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1923–1924 Arsenal 2 (0)
1924 Aberdare Athletic 12 (2)
1925 Charlton Athletic 10 (2)
1926 Blackpool 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Frederick John Jones (11 February 1898 – 1990) was an English footballer who made 24 appearances in the Football League in the 1920s playing as an inside forward for Arsenal, Aberdare Athletic and Charlton Athletic. He was also on the books of Blackpool without playing for them in the League.[3]

An inside forward born in Greenwich, London,[1] Jones was in the Royal Navy and played for the Navy team before being signed by Arsenal in 1923.[4] He spent just one season with the club, mainly as a reserve playing in the London Combination, but managed to make two First Division matches in the 1923–24 season, making his debut in a 4–1 defeat by Burnley at Turf Moor on 28 April 1924.[4]

After leaving Arsenal, he had spells with Aberdare Athletic, Charlton Athletic and Blackpool.[3]


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b "Player search: Jones, FJ (Fred)". English National Football Archive. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  2. ^ Achates (20 August 1923). "Prospects of the clubs in the First Division of the League. Arsenal". Athletic News. Manchester. p. 5.
  3. ^ Jump up to: a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888–1939. p. 141. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6.
  4. ^ Jump up to: a b Harris, Jeff (1995). Hogg, Tony (ed.). Arsenal Who's Who. Independent UK Sports. p. 26. ISBN 1-899429-03-4.

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