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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
    Season 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

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

    Club Fee Date
    IN  Manchester City Free September 1982
    OUT Released Free May 1986
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