Cliff Jones (Welsh footballer)

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Cliff Jones
Personal information
Full nameClifford William Jones
Date of birth(1935-02-07) 7 February 1935 (age 77)
Place of birthSwansea, Wales
Playing positionWinger (retired)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1952–1958Swansea Town168(47)
1958–1968Tottenham Hotspur318(135)
1968–1970Fulham25(2)
1970–1971King's Lynn?
1971Bedford Town
1971–1975Wealdstone
1975–1976Cambridge City
1976–1977Leyton-Wingate
1977-1978Boreham Wood
1978-1979Merthyr Tydfil
1979-1980Bangor City21(1)
1980-1981Hayes8(1)
National team
1954–1969Wales59(16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
 
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Cliff Jones
Personal information
Full nameClifford William Jones
Date of birth(1935-02-07) 7 February 1935 (age 77)
Place of birthSwansea, Wales
Playing positionWinger (retired)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1952–1958Swansea Town168(47)
1958–1968Tottenham Hotspur318(135)
1968–1970Fulham25(2)
1970–1971King's Lynn?
1971Bedford Town
1971–1975Wealdstone
1975–1976Cambridge City
1976–1977Leyton-Wingate
1977-1978Boreham Wood
1978-1979Merthyr Tydfil
1979-1980Bangor City21(1)
1980-1981Hayes8(1)
National team
1954–1969Wales59(16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Clifford William Jones (born 7 February 1935) is a Welsh former football international, who was capped 59 times for Wales and was a crucial member of Tottenham Hotspur's 1960–61 Double-winning side, being widely considered at the time as the best left winger in the world.

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Career

Swansea and Wales

Jones was born in Swansea and first played League football for Billy McCandless' Swansea Town (later Swansea City) in 1952, appearing only 25 times as a winger for the club before being called into the Welsh national side.

Jones was part of the Wales side that beat England 2–1 at Ninian Park on 22 October 1955 and always credited the winner he scored as his best ever goal.[1]

He played in all five of Wales' games at the 1958 FIFA World Cup, and also made a total of 11 appearances for them in World Cup qualifiers between 1957 and 1968.[2] He played 59 times in all for Wales, scoring 16 goals.[3]

Tottenham

He was bought by Bill Nicholson for Tottenham Hotspur in 1958 and quickly became an indispensable part of the development of that team, figuring in the double-winning side as an attacking midfielder (scoring 15 goals in 29 games) and going on to feature in the 1962 FA Cup winning side as well as the famous 1963 Cup Winners' Cup Final against Atlético Madrid in Rotterdam in which Spurs won 5–1.

After Tottenham

Jones finally moved on from White Hart Lane in 1968 in order to take up a position with Fulham for two seasons and, afterwards, played for King's Lynn.[3]

Family

Jones came from a great footballing family. His father Ivor; uncles Shoni, Emlyn, Bryn and Bert; brother Bryn; and cousin Ken were also all players.[4] His grandson is current player Scott Neilson.[5]

Honours

Tottenham Hotspur

References