Jones, Eric

Birth Date

5th February 1915


Stirchley, Birmingham



Biographical Text

Eric Jones  appeared as a guest for Exeter City during 1945/46 when two interim league competitions - Division Three South (South of Thames) [played until Christmas] and the Division Three South Cup (Southern Section) [played from January] - were organised ahead of a return to ‘normal’ league football in 1946/47. He had made Football League appearances for Wolves and Portsmouth before the war and subsequently played in the league for Crewe Alexandra ahead of managing in Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands.  

Eric was a guest player for Exeter City in 1945/46 and made two appearances, the first of which was in a 2-3 defeat at Brighton and Hove Albion in a Division Three South (South of the Thames) fixture on 19 December 1945 when he scored one of the City goals.

Starting with Kidderminster Harriers, Eric signed professionally with Wolverhampton Wanderers in October 1936 before moving on to Portsmouth, Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion in quick succession until the outbreak of war. Guesting during wartime for a number of clubs, he signed for Brentford in December 1945 and Crewe in July 1946 where he made around fifty league appearances as 'normal' football resumed after the war. 

He later managed BSC Young Boys (Switzerland), Beerschot (Belgium) and De Graafschap (Netherlands) before becoming trainer at Port Vale in the early 1960s. 

Eric died on 2 October 1985.







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