James Jones

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Coach
SexMale
Full nameJames Harry•Jones
Used nameJames•Jones
Nick/petnamesJonah
Born18 November 1873 in Camberwell, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died27 December 1955 in Hove, Brighton and Hove, England (GBR)
AffiliationsUpton Park FC, London (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

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)

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Football (Football) GBR James Jones
Football, Men (Olympic) Upton Park FC 1 Gold

Coaching results

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Football (Football) GBR James Jones
Football, Men (Olympic) Upton Park FC 1 Gold

Special Notes