Jones, Ken

Birth Date

2nd January 1936


Aberdare, Glamorgan



Biographical Text

Having started with Cardiff City, and going on to play nearly 170 league games for Scunthorpe, goalkeeper Ken Jones played for Exeter City in the mid-1960s having arrived from Charlton Athletic. Losing his place to John Smout he moved on to Yeovil Town. 

Ken signed professional forms for Cardiff City in May 1953 after playing for the club's junior sides and winning six caps for Wales at schools level. Playing 24 league games for Cardiff, Ken quickly earned Welsh under-23 caps and was part of the full Wales squad for the World Cup Finals in Sweden in 1958.

Moving to Scunthorpe United in December 1958, Ken went on to make 168 league outings before switching to Charlton Athletic in September 1964 where he had 25 league outings.

Signing for Exeter City in June 1966, Ken made his Grecians' debut in the opening match of the season at Wrexham before - after a run of fifteen games - losing his place to John Smout. Appearing just twice more in the league for City, Ken was released on a free transfer and signed for Yeovil Town ahead of playing for Bridgwater Town. 

Ken, who had played cricket for Glamorgan 2nd XI, died in January 2013 whilst in the Canary Islands.





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