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Dai Jones

Full name: David Owen Jones
Birthdate: 28.10.1910
Birthplace: Cardiff
Position: Full-back
Joined from: Leyton Orient
Signed by: Peter Hodge
Nationality: Wales
First game: Aston Villa, 26.08.1933
Last game: Chesterfield, 17.05.1947
Games: 238
Goals: 4
Wartime Games: 54 Goals: 2
  • Player profile

    Evergreen ‘Dai’ amassed a whopping 292 appearances for the Foxes before, during and after the First World War after arriving at the club from Clapton Orient in May 1933.

    Born in Cardiff, the Welsh international started his career with Ely United and moved to Ebbw Vale before catching the eye of Charlton Athletic, where he had trials in 1929. A move to Millwall followed before his Orient switch.

    Jones was a bargain for City at £200 and he formed part of a stubborn defensive line in City’s Championship campaign of 1937. He continued playing for the club during the war years but also pulled on the shirt of Notts County, West Ham, Mansfield and Wolves.

    He stayed loyal to the Foxes cause when the war was over, spending a further year at the club in the first postwar season and scoring the first goal of that campaign. He was a veteran at 37 when he left City for Mansfield Town but continued at the club for over 70 matches before dropping down to non-league football.

    He returned to the Leicester area to finish his footballing career as a player-manager of Hinckley United before becoming a shoe sales executive.

  • Seasons

    League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
    Season Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
    1933-34Division One (old)32-1-------33-
    1933_733_
    1934-35Division One (old)32-2-------34-
    1934_733_
    1935-36Division Two (old)4123-------442
    1935_733_
    1936-37Division Two (old)42-2-------44-
    1936_733_
    1937-38Division One (old)30-1-------31-
    1937_733_
    1938-39Division One (old)161--------161
    1938_733_
    1945-46South--1-------1-
    1945_733_
    1946-47Division Two (old)3312-------351
    1946_733_
    Total226412-------238 4
    _733_

    Appearances

    DateCompetitionOppositionResultStartSubGoals
    1 26.08.1933 Division One (old) Aston Villa (A) 3 - 2
    2 28.08.1933 Division One (old) Sheffield United (H) 4 - 0
    3 02.09.1933 Division One (old) Manchester City (H) 0 - 0
    4 04.09.1933 Division One (old) Sheffield United (A) 1 - 2
    5 09.09.1933 Division One (old) Tottenham Hotspur (H) 1 - 3
    6 16.09.1933 Division One (old) Liverpool (A) 3 - 1
    7 23.09.1933 Division One (old) Chelsea (H) 1 - 1
    8 30.09.1933 Division One (old) Sunderland (A) 1 - 2
    9 07.10.1933 Division One (old) Portsmouth (H) 2 - 1
    10 14.10.1933 Division One (old) Huddersfield Town (A) 1 - 5
    11 21.10.1933 Division One (old) Arsenal (A) 0 - 2
    12 28.10.1933 Division One (old) Everton (H) 3 - 1
    13 11.11.1933 Division One (old) Blackburn Rovers (H) 1 - 2
    14 18.11.1933 Division One (old) Newcastle United (A) 1 - 1
    15 25.11.1933 Division One (old) Leeds United (H) 2 - 2
    16 02.12.1933 Division One (old) Sheffield Wednesday (A) 1 - 1
    17 09.12.1933 Division One (old) West Bromwich Albion (H) 0 - 1
    18 23.12.1933 Division One (old) Middlesbrough (H) 1 - 2
    19 25.12.1933 Division One (old) Stoke City (A) 1 - 2
    20 30.12.1933 Division One (old) Aston Villa (H) 1 - 1
    21 06.01.1934 Division One (old) Manchester City (A) 1 - 1
    22 13.01.1934 FA Cup 3 Lincoln City (H) 3 - 0
    23 28.03.1934 Division One (old) Birmingham City (A) 0 - 3
    24 31.03.1934 Division One (old) Newcastle United (H) 3 - 2
    25 02.04.1934 Division One (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 1 - 1
    26 03.04.1934 Division One (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 1 - 1
    27 07.04.1934 Division One (old) Leeds United (A) 0 - 8
    28 14.04.1934 Division One (old) Sheffield Wednesday (H) 2 - 0
    29 19.04.1934 Division One (old) Derby County (H) 2 - 0
    30 21.04.1934 Division One (old) West Bromwich Albion (A) 0 - 2
    31 23.04.1934 Division One (old) Chelsea (A) 0 - 2
    32 28.04.1934 Division One (old) Birmingham City (H) 3 - 7
    33 05.05.1934 Division One (old) Middlesbrough (A) 1 - 4
    34 25.08.1934 Division One (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 1 - 1
    35 29.08.1934 Division One (old) Everton (A) 1 - 2
    36 01.09.1934 Division One (old) Chelsea (A) 1 - 3
    37 03.09.1934 Division One (old) Everton (H) 5 - 2
    38 08.09.1934 Division One (old) Aston Villa (H) 5 - 0
    39 15.09.1934 Division One (old) Derby County (A) 1 - 1
    40 22.09.1934 Division One (old) Manchester City (H) 1 - 3
    41 06.10.1934 Division One (old) Tottenham Hotspur (A) 2 - 2
    42 13.10.1934 Division One (old) Preston North End (H) 0 - 0
    43 20.10.1934 Division One (old) Middlesbrough (A) 0 - 1
    44 27.10.1934 Division One (old) Blackburn Rovers (H) 0 - 1
    45 03.11.1934 Division One (old) Birmingham City (A) 3 - 2
    46 10.11.1934 Division One (old) Stoke City (H) 0 - 3
    47 17.11.1934 Division One (old) Liverpool (A) 1 - 5
    48 24.11.1934 Division One (old) Leeds United (H) 1 - 0
    49 01.12.1934 Division One (old) West Bromwich Albion (A) 1 - 4
    50 08.12.1934 Division One (old) Sheffield Wednesday (H) 0 - 1
    51 15.12.1934 Division One (old) Arsenal (A) 0 - 8
    52 05.01.1935 Division One (old) Chelsea (H) 1 - 0
    53 12.01.1935 FA Cup 3 Blackpool (H) 2 - 1
    54 19.01.1935 Division One (old) Aston Villa (A) 0 - 5
    55 26.01.1935 FA Cup 4 Arsenal (H) 0 - 1
    56 31.01.1935 Division One (old) Derby County (H) 0 - 1
    57 02.02.1935 Division One (old) Manchester City (A) 3 - 6
    58 16.03.1935 Division One (old) Birmingham City (H) 2 - 1
    59 23.03.1935 Division One (old) Stoke City (A) 0 - 3
    60 28.03.1935 Division One (old) Tottenham Hotspur (H) 6 - 0
    61 30.03.1935 Division One (old) Liverpool (H) 3 - 1
    62 06.04.1935 Division One (old) Leeds United (A) 2 - 0
    63 13.04.1935 Division One (old) West Bromwich Albion (H) 0 - 0
    64 19.04.1935 Division One (old) Grimsby Town (A) 1 - 3
    65 22.04.1935 Division One (old) Grimsby Town (H) 2 - 2
    66 27.04.1935 Division One (old) Arsenal (H) 3 - 5
    67 04.05.1935 Division One (old) Portsmouth (A) 1 - 1
    68 31.08.1935 Division Two (old) Sheffield United (A) 2 - 1
    69 02.09.1935 Division Two (old) Swansea City (A) 0 - 2
    70 07.09.1935 Division Two (old) Southampton (H) 1 - 1
    71 09.09.1935 Division Two (old) Swansea City (H) 4 - 1
    72 14.09.1935 Division Two (old) Norwich City (A) 2 - 1
    73 16.09.1935 Division Two (old) Bradford City (H) 2 - 1
    74 21.09.1935 Division Two (old) Nottingham Forest (H) 2 - 1
    75 28.09.1935 Division Two (old) Blackpool (A) 5 - 3
    76 05.10.1935 Division Two (old) Doncaster Rovers (H) 6 - 0
    77 12.10.1935 Division Two (old) Bury (A) 0 - 3
    78 19.10.1935 Division Two (old) Newcastle United (A) 1 - 3
    79 26.10.1935 Division Two (old) Tottenham Hotspur (H) 4 - 1
    80 02.11.1935 Division Two (old) Manchester United (A) 1 - 0
    81 09.11.1935 Division Two (old) Port Vale (H) 2 - 0
    82 16.11.1935 Division Two (old) Fulham (A) 0 - 2
    83 23.11.1935 Division Two (old) Plymouth Argyle (H) 2 - 0
    84 30.11.1935 Division Two (old) Charlton Athletic (A) 0 - 1
    85 07.12.1935 Division Two (old) Hull City (H) 2 - 2
    86 14.12.1935 Division Two (old) Barnsley (A) 3 - 3
    87 21.12.1935 Division Two (old) Burnley (H) 2 - 0
    88 25.12.1935 Division Two (old) Bradford Park Avenue (H) 5 - 0
    89 28.12.1935 Division Two (old) Sheffield United (H) 1 - 3
    90 04.01.1936 Division Two (old) Southampton (A) 0 - 1
    91 11.01.1936 FA Cup 3 Brentford (H) 1 - 0
    92 18.01.1936 Division Two (old) Norwich City (H) 1 - 1 1
    93 25.01.1936 FA Cup 4 Watford (H) 6 - 3
    94 30.01.1936 Division Two (old) Nottingham Forest (A) 1 - 0
    95 01.02.1936 Division Two (old) Blackpool (H) 4 - 1
    96 08.02.1936 Division Two (old) Doncaster Rovers (A) 0 - 1
    97 15.02.1936 FA Cup 5 Middlesbrough (A) 1 - 2
    98 20.02.1936 Division Two (old) Bury (H) 1 - 2
    99 29.02.1936 Division Two (old) Hull City (A) 3 - 3
    100 07.03.1936 Division Two (old) Fulham (H) 5 - 2
    101 14.03.1936 Division Two (old) Port Vale (A) 1 - 1
    102 19.03.1936 Division Two (old) Newcastle United (H) 1 - 0
    103 21.03.1936 Division Two (old) Manchester United (H) 1 - 1
    104 28.03.1936 Division Two (old) Plymouth Argyle (A) 1 - 2
    105 04.04.1936 Division Two (old) Charlton Athletic (H) 4 - 1 1
    106 10.04.1936 Division Two (old) West Ham United (A) 2 - 3
    107 11.04.1936 Division Two (old) Tottenham Hotspur (A) 1 - 1
    108 13.04.1936 Division Two (old) West Ham United (H) 1 - 1
    109 18.04.1936 Division Two (old) Barnsley (H) 2 - 0
    110 25.04.1936 Division Two (old) Burnley (A) 2 - 2
    111 02.05.1936 Division Two (old) Bradford City (A) 0 - 2
    112 29.08.1936 Division Two (old) Blackpool (H) 1 - 2
    113 31.08.1936 Division Two (old) Bradford Park Avenue (H) 5 - 0
    114 05.09.1936 Division Two (old) Blackburn Rovers (A) 0 - 0
    115 09.09.1936 Division Two (old) Bradford Park Avenue (A) 2 - 1
    116 12.09.1936 Division Two (old) Bury (H) 0 - 3
    117 14.09.1936 Division Two (old) Tottenham Hotspur (A) 2 - 4
    118 19.09.1936 Division Two (old) Plymouth Argyle (A) 1 - 2
    119 26.09.1936 Division Two (old) West Ham United (A) 1 - 4
    120 03.10.1936 Division Two (old) Norwich City (H) 2 - 2
    121 10.10.1936 Division Two (old) Newcastle United (A) 0 - 1
    122 17.10.1936 Division Two (old) Coventry City (H) 1 - 0
    123 24.10.1936 Division Two (old) Doncaster Rovers (A) 0 - 0
    124 31.10.1936 Division Two (old) Fulham (H) 2 - 0
    125 07.11.1936 Division Two (old) Burnley (A) 0 - 0
    126 14.11.1936 Division Two (old) Southampton (H) 2 - 2
    127 21.11.1936 Division Two (old) Swansea City (A) 3 - 1
    128 28.11.1936 Division Two (old) Bradford City (H) 4 - 1
    129 05.12.1936 Division Two (old) Aston Villa (A) 3 - 1
    130 12.12.1936 Division Two (old) Chesterfield (H) 3 - 1
    131 19.12.1936 Division Two (old) Nottingham Forest (A) 3 - 0
    132 25.12.1936 Division Two (old) Barnsley (H) 5 - 1
    133 26.12.1936 Division Two (old) Blackpool (A) 2 - 6
    134 28.12.1936 Division Two (old) Barnsley (A) 2 - 1
    135 01.01.1937 Division Two (old) Sheffield United (A) 1 - 3
    136 02.01.1937 Division Two (old) Blackburn Rovers (H) 1 - 0
    137 09.01.1937 Division Two (old) Bury (A) 1 - 0
    138 16.01.1937 FA Cup 3 Bristol Rovers (A) 5 - 2
    139 23.01.1937 Division Two (old) Plymouth Argyle (H) 3 - 2
    140 30.01.1937 FA Cup 4 Exeter City (A) 1 - 3
    141 04.02.1937 Division Two (old) West Ham United (H) 2 - 2
    142 06.02.1937 Division Two (old) Norwich City (A) 2 - 1
    143 13.02.1937 Division Two (old) Newcastle United (H) 3 - 2
    144 25.02.1937 Division Two (old) Coventry City (A) 2 - 0
    145 27.02.1937 Division Two (old) Doncaster Rovers (H) 7 - 1
    146 06.03.1937 Division Two (old) Fulham (A) 0 - 2
    147 13.03.1937 Division Two (old) Burnley (H) 7 - 3
    148 20.03.1937 Division Two (old) Southampton (A) 1 - 1
    149 27.03.1937 Division Two (old) Swansea City (H) 0 - 0
    150 29.03.1937 Division Two (old) Sheffield United (H) 1 - 2
    151 03.04.1937 Division Two (old) Bradford City (A) 2 - 1
    152 10.04.1937 Division Two (old) Aston Villa (H) 1 - 0
    153 17.04.1937 Division Two (old) Chesterfield (A) 5 - 2
    154 24.04.1937 Division Two (old) Nottingham Forest (H) 2 - 1
    155 01.05.1937 Division Two (old) Tottenham Hotspur (H) 4 - 1
    156 28.08.1937 Division One (old) Derby County (H) 0 - 0
    157 30.08.1937 Division One (old) Sunderland (H) 4 - 0
    158 04.09.1937 Division One (old) Manchester City (A) 0 - 3
    159 08.09.1937 Division One (old) Sunderland (A) 0 - 1
    160 11.09.1937 Division One (old) Arsenal (H) 1 - 1
    161 15.09.1937 Division One (old) Birmingham City (A) 1 - 4
    162 18.09.1937 Division One (old) Blackpool (A) 4 - 2
    163 25.09.1937 Division One (old) Brentford (H) 0 - 1
    164 02.10.1937 Division One (old) Bolton Wanderers (A) 1 - 6
    165 09.10.1937 Division One (old) Huddersfield Town (H) 2 - 1
    166 16.10.1937 Division One (old) West Bromwich Albion (H) 4 - 1
    167 23.10.1937 Division One (old) Liverpool (A) 1 - 1
    168 30.10.1937 Division One (old) Leeds United (H) 2 - 4
    169 06.11.1937 Division One (old) Portsmouth (A) 1 - 1
    170 13.11.1937 Division One (old) Preston North End (H) 1 - 0
    171 20.11.1937 Division One (old) Middlesbrough (A) 2 - 4
    172 27.11.1937 Division One (old) Chelsea (H) 1 - 0
    173 04.12.1937 Division One (old) Grimsby Town (A) 1 - 2
    174 11.12.1937 Division One (old) Stoke City (H) 2 - 0
    175 18.12.1937 Division One (old) Charlton Athletic (A) 0 - 2
    176 25.12.1937 Division One (old) Everton (H) 3 - 1
    177 27.12.1937 Division One (old) Everton (A) 0 - 3
    178 15.01.1938 Division One (old) Manchester City (H) 1 - 4
    179 22.01.1938 FA Cup 4 Preston North End (A) 0 - 2
    180 29.01.1938 Division One (old) Blackpool (H) 0 - 1
    181 02.02.1938 Division One (old) Arsenal (A) 1 - 3
    182 12.03.1938 Division One (old) Leeds United (A) 2 - 0
    183 19.03.1938 Division One (old) Portsmouth (H) 3 - 3
    184 02.04.1938 Division One (old) Middlesbrough (H) 0 - 1
    185 09.04.1938 Division One (old) Chelsea (A) 1 - 4
    186 15.04.1938 Division One (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 1 - 10
    187 03.12.1938 Division One (old) Blackpool (A) 1 - 1
    188 10.12.1938 Division One (old) Derby County (H) 2 - 3
    189 18.02.1939 Division One (old) Sunderland (A) 0 - 2
    190 25.02.1939 Division One (old) Aston Villa (H) 1 - 1
    191 04.03.1939 Division One (old) Liverpool (A) 1 - 1
    192 08.03.1939 Division One (old) Everton (A) 0 - 4
    193 11.03.1939 Division One (old) Huddersfield Town (H) 0 - 1
    194 18.03.1939 Division One (old) Portsmouth (A) 1 - 0
    195 25.03.1939 Division One (old) Arsenal (H) 0 - 2
    196 01.04.1939 Division One (old) Brentford (A) 0 - 2
    197 08.04.1939 Division One (old) Blackpool (H) 3 - 4
    198 10.04.1939 Division One (old) Middlesbrough (A) 2 - 3
    199 11.04.1939 Division One (old) Middlesbrough (H) 5 - 3 1
    200 15.04.1939 Division One (old) Derby County (A) 1 - 1
    201 22.04.1939 Division One (old) Grimsby Town (H) 0 - 2
    202 04.05.1939 Division One (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 0 - 2
    203 05.01.1946 FA Cup 3 leg 1 Chelsea (A) 1 - 1
    204 31.08.1946 Division Two (old) Manchester City (H) 0 - 3
    205 04.09.1946 Division Two (old) Birmingham City (A) 0 - 4
    206 07.09.1946 Division Two (old) West Ham United (A) 2 - 0 1
    207 12.09.1946 Division Two (old) Birmingham City (H) 2 - 1
    208 14.09.1946 Division Two (old) Sheffield Wednesday (H) 3 - 5
    209 19.09.1946 Division Two (old) Chesterfield (H) 0 - 1
    210 21.09.1946 Division Two (old) Fulham (A) 2 - 4
    211 28.09.1946 Division Two (old) Bury (H) 0 - 0
    212 05.10.1946 Division Two (old) Luton Town (A) 2 - 1
    213 12.10.1946 Division Two (old) Plymouth Argyle (H) 4 - 1
    214 19.10.1946 Division Two (old) Coventry City (H) 1 - 0
    215 26.10.1946 Division Two (old) Nottingham Forest (A) 0 - 2
    216 02.11.1946 Division Two (old) Southampton (H) 2 - 0
    217 09.11.1946 Division Two (old) Newport County (A) 3 - 2
    218 16.11.1946 Division Two (old) Barnsley (H) 6 - 0
    219 23.11.1946 Division Two (old) Burnley (A) 0 - 0
    220 30.11.1946 Division Two (old) Tottenham Hotspur (H) 1 - 1
    221 07.12.1946 Division Two (old) Swansea City (A) 4 - 3
    222 14.12.1946 Division Two (old) Newcastle United (H) 2 - 4
    223 21.12.1946 Division Two (old) West Bromwich Albion (A) 2 - 4
    224 26.12.1946 Division Two (old) Bradford Park Avenue (H) 2 - 1
    225 04.01.1947 Division Two (old) West Ham United (H) 4 - 0
    226 11.01.1947 FA Cup 3 West Ham United (A) 2 - 1
    227 18.01.1947 Division Two (old) Sheffield Wednesday (A) 3 - 1
    228 15.02.1947 Division Two (old) Plymouth Argyle (A) 0 - 4
    229 20.02.1947 FA Cup 5 rep Newcastle United (H) 1 - 2
    230 04.04.1947 Division Two (old) Millwall (A) 0 - 1
    231 05.04.1947 Division Two (old) Tottenham Hotspur (A) 1 - 2
    232 08.04.1947 Division Two (old) Millwall (H) 5 - 0
    233 12.04.1947 Division Two (old) Swansea City (H) 0 - 1
    234 19.04.1947 Division Two (old) Newcastle United (A) 1 - 1
    235 26.04.1947 Division Two (old) West Bromwich Albion (H) 1 - 1
    236 03.05.1947 Division Two (old) Luton Town (H) 2 - 1
    237 10.05.1947 Division Two (old) Coventry City (A) 1 - 2
    238 17.05.1947 Division Two (old) Chesterfield (A) 0 - 2
  • Wartime

    LeagueWar CupTotal
    Season Apps GlsApps Gls Apps Gls
    1939-402714-311
    1940-411-1-2-
    1941-421---1-
    1945-46201--201
    Total4925-542
  • Transfers

    Club Fee Date
    IN  Leyton Orient £200 May 1933
    OUT  Mansfield Town Unknown October 1947
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