Joey Jones:  Defender / Full Back in club 1975 - 1978
 Joey P. Jones:  Defender
 Date of Birth: 04/03/1955
 Squad number:
 With the Reds: 1975-1978
 Bought from:
 Signed for LFC: Ј110,000 - July 1975
 Debut: 16th August 1975 v Queens Park Rangers (A) D1 lose 0-2 (Aged 20)
 Debut goal: 09.11.1976
 1st team league games: 72
 1st team league goals: 3
 Total 1st team games: 100
 Total 1st team goals: 3
 Contract expiry: in September 1978 transferred to to Wrexham for J210,000
 International caps: 72 (18 as Liverpool) Wales
 International goals: 1
 International debut: 1976 vs. Austria
 Former clubs: Wrexham (three times), Chelsea, Huddersfield
 Birth Place: Llandudno, North Wales
 Honours: 1 Division One Championships  76/77,  1 European Cup 76/77, European Super Cup 77, 1 Central League Championships 78/79
 Personal Honours

  Total LFC and other club games/goals

League FA Cup FL Cup Europe Other Total
Seasons App Gls App Gls App Gls App Gls App Gls App Gls
1972-73 17
1973-74 41
1974-75 40 2
1975-76 13 1 14
1976-77 39 3 8 2 9 1 59 3
1977-78 20 1 2 3 1 27
Total 72 3 9 4 13 2 100 3

   A more detailed look at the player's appearances

  Total   started/substitutions   Total   Competition
  100   Started   72   League
  8   On the bench   11   European Cup
  0   Substitute   9   FA Cup
  4   Substituted   4   League Cup
  2   Charity Shield
  1   European Super Cup
  1   UEFA Cup

  Career Milestones for Joey Jones:

  Appearances in all competitions

Date Against Result Venue Competition
1 16.08.1975   QPR 0-2   Loftus Road League
50 19.02.1977   Derby 3-1   Anfield League
100 07.01.1978   Chelsea 2-4   Stamford Bridge FA

   Goals in all competitions

Date   Min Against Result Venue Competition
1 09.11.1976   72   LeicesterC 5-1   Anfield League

  Next time you can to see how Joey Jones playin for Reserves team FC Liverpool

  Update 08.12.2006


  The Wales defender's name will remain inextricably linked with the ingenious banner unfurled by Liverpool fans at the 1977 European Cup Final at Rome's Olympic Stadium. Inspired by some of the clubs Liverpool had beaten to reach the final against Borussia Moenchengladbach it read: "Joey Ate The Frogs Legs, Made The Swiss Roll, Now He's Munching Gladbach."

  Jones, who wore Liverpool's No 3 shirt on that unforgettable night when Liverpool won the European Cup for the first time, says "the fans presented the banner to me and I think as much of that as I do my medal".

  Signed by Bob Paisley from Wrexham for 110,000 pounds in July 1975, Jones became a hero of the Kop where he had once stood as a fervent Liverpool supporter. The fans readily identified with his never-say-die style and total commitment.

  In addition to his European Cup medal Jones collected League championship medals in 1976 and 1977 before returning to Wrexham in 1978 prior to joining Chelsea and Huddersfield. He was also a long serving regular for his country, winning 72 caps.

  Total LFC club games/goals for Reserves

League LS Cup Total
Seasons App Gls App Gls App Gls
1977-78 13 2 13 2
1978-79 12 12
Total 25 2 25 2

  The statistics of matches and goals at the top is included in the table by the conducted player of a reserve in a season 1977-78 ambassador 38 games, till April 23, 1978.


  1975 v Austria; 1976 v England, Scotland, West Germany, Scotland; 1977 v
Czechoslovakia, Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Kuwait (twice), Scotland,
Czechoslovakia, West Germany; 1978 v Iran, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland.

  Player Notes:

  A steely left back whose exploits on the road to victory in the European cup in 1977 were immortalised in a banner that read: "JOEY ATE THE FROGS LEGS, MADE THE SWISS ROLL, NOW HES MUNCHING GLADBACH". However the European victory seemed to be the beginning of the end for Jones who lost his place in the team in January the following season.

  The charismatic Welshman became a 'cult figure' on the Kop after his transfer from Wrexham, even though he only actually played for Liverpool during three different seasons. Joey was an enthusiastic and tough-tackling left-back whose uncompromising style quickly endeared him to the Liverpool crowd. He was 20 years old when Bob Paisley signed him in the summer of 1975 and still a bit 'raw', which perhaps explained why - even though he started the season in the first-team - he only appeared in 13 First Division matches, one short agonisingly of the number required to qualify for a championship medal. The left-back role was also covered by Phil Neal & Alec Lindsay (briefly) in 1975-76 but a year later Joey had established himself in the first-team and only missed 3 of the 42 league fixtures.

  1976-77 was his and Liverpool's greatest year of the decade; only Manchester United's victory in the FA cup final prevented it from being the greatest-EVER season in the club's history. But Joey was a member of the side that finally brought the European cup back to Anfield after their memorable triumph in Rome. Midway through the next season, Joey lost his place to the ageing but still dependable Tommy Smith and then subsequently to a young Alan Hansen. It was clear that his time at Anfield was drawing to a close. He eventually rejoined Wrexham and later had spells at Chelsea and Huddersfield, where he was just as popular with the supporters as he had been on Merseyside. Joey finally returned to his first club for a second time before the 1987-88 season and when his playing career finally ended, he continued to work at The Racecourse Ground as a coach with the same enthusiasm that he had always displayed as a player. Joey was 'capped' over 70 times by his country and even though he figured in less than a hundred first-team games for Liverpool, he is still fondly remembered by the fans as one of the most colourful characters ever to pull on the famous red shirt.

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