Jones, Kenneth

Birth Date

2nd January 1936

Birthplace

Aberdare

Occupation

Goalkeeper

Biographical Text

Jones signed professional forms for Cardiff City in May 1953 after playing for their junior sides and winning six caps for Wales at schoolboy level.

He progressed very quickly to earn Welsh Under-23 caps and was part of the Wales squad for the World Cup Finals in Sweden in 1958.

He only played 24 league matches though for Cardiff and in December 1958 moved to Scunthorpe United where he established himself as first choice keeper, going on to make 168 league outings. He also played cricket for the Glamorgan 2nd XI.

He moved to Charlton Athletic in September 1964, but in nearly two seasons at the Valley, he only made 25 league outings.

He signed for Exeter City in June 1966, to become one of several ex-Charlton players at the club that season.

He made his Grecians’ debut in the opening Fourth Division match of the season, a goalless draw at Wrexham, but by November had lost his place to John Smout.

After 17 league outings for City, Jones was released on a free transfer and he signed for Yeovil Town in May 1967. He later played for Bridgwater Town and featured in their side in 1971-72

Appearances

17

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