James Jones (footballer, born 1873)

James Henry Jones (18 November 1873 – 27 December 1955) was a British footballer who competed in the 1900 Olympic Games, playing in one match as a goalkeeper, and winning a gold medal.[2]

James Jones
Personal information
Full name James Henry Jones
Date of birth (1873-11-18)18 November 1873[1]
Place of birth Camberwell, London, England
Date of death 27 December 1955(1955-12-27) (aged 82)[1]
Place of death Hove, Sussex, England
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Upton Park
International career
1900 Great Britain 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

He was the secretary of Upton Park F.C., a London-based amateur football team. The team were invited to participate in the 1900 Summer Olympics by the Amateur Status Committee of the Football Association. Upton Park won the tournament with a 4–0 victory over the French representative USFSA.[3]


  1. ^ a b James Jones at Olympedia
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "James Jones". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  3. ^ Menary, Steve (31 October 2010). GB United?: British Olympic Football and the End of the Amateur Dream. Pitch Publishing. ISBN 978-1905411924.

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