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Robert Jones

Full name: Robert Jones
Birthdate: 17.11.1964
Birthplace: Coventry
Position: Striker
Joined from: Manchester City
Signed by: Gordon Milne
Nationality: Wales
First game: Oldham Athletic, 07.05.1983
Last game: West Ham United, 14.09.1985
Games: 17 (14 starts + 3 subs)
Goals: 3
Player Profile

Coventry-born Jones started his career with Manchester City before making the switch to City in September 1982. He had to wait a while for his debut but made an instant impression by scoring at Oldham Athletic in May 1983.

The England schoolboy international could only manage 17 City appearances, however, grabbing three goals along the way, and moved on to Walsall four years later before having spells at Kidderminster Harriers, Burton Albion and Rugby.

The striker had the daunting task of standing in for City legend Gary Lineker on his debut at Boundary Park but plugged the gap well, notching the opener in a crucial victory as City bid for promotion, and looked to be heading for a bright future in the game.

He had a good goal ratio at reserve team level but never quite made the grade in the first team and was allowed to leave the club three years after his debut.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1982-83Division Two (old)21--------21
1982_504_
1983-84Division One (old)82--1-----92
1983_504_
1984-85Division One (old)2---1-----3-
1984_504_
1985-86Division One (old)3---------3-
1985_504_
Total153--2-----17 3
_504_

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 07.05.1983 2 - 1 Oldham Athletic (A) Division Two (old) 1
2 14.05.1983 0 - 0 Burnley (H) Division Two (old)
3 27.08.1983 0 - 4 Notts County (H) Division One (old)
4 03.09.1983 0 - 1 West Bromwich Albion (A) Division One (old)
5 06.09.1983 1 - 3 West Ham United (A) Division One (old)
6 10.09.1983 0 - 3 Tottenham Hotspur (H) Division One (old)
7 17.09.1983 1 - 2 Coventry City (A) Division One (old)
8 24.09.1983 2 - 2 Stoke City (H) Division One (old) 1
9 01.10.1983 1 - 2 Birmingham City (A) Division One (old)
10 05.10.1983 0 - 2 Chelsea (H) League Cup 2 leg 1
11 04.12.1983 2 - 3 Nottingham Forest (A) Division One (old) 1
12 27.10.1984 5 - 0 Aston Villa (H) Division One (old)
13 30.10.1984 1 - 3 Luton Town (A) League Cup 3
14 03.11.1984 0 - 3 Everton (A) Division One (old)
15 04.09.1985 2 - 2 Watford (H) Division One (old)
16 08.09.1985 0 - 3 Nottingham Forest (H) Division One (old)
17 14.09.1985 0 - 3 West Ham United (A) Division One (old)

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Manchester City Free September 1982
OUT Released Free May 1986
Player 531 of 1145 ordered a-z

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