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James Jones

Full name: James Henry Jones
Nickname(s): Jonah
Gender: Male
Born: December 1873 in Camberwell, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: December 27, 1955 in Hove, Brighton and Hove, Great Britain
Affiliations: Upton Park FC, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Football

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


James Jones had an outstanding game in goal for Upton Park in the 1900 Olympics, keeping a clean sheet against France as the English team who the inaugural Olympic soccer final 4-0. Jones joined Upton Park from Tunbridge Wells in 1896 and served as secretary of the club between then (changed from 1895) and 1911 and organised the numerous tours the club made in continental Europe at the turn of the 20th century. Jones worked for the family firm of Samuel Jones & Co. who pioneered the use of sticky backed paper in the UK and provided the gum used on British postage stamps. (Extra information was supplied by Peter Hamersley, Upton Park FC Historian)


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer Paris Football Men's Football Upton Park FC GBR 1 Gold

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1900 Summer Paris Football Upton Park FC GBR Final Standings 1 1900-09-20 0
1900 Summer Paris Football Upton Park GBR Final Round Match #1 1 1900-09-20 Upton Park 4, USFSA 0
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