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Gordon Jones

Image DOB: 1 November 1913
Died: 3 December 1999

Debut: Round 1, 1935 against Essendon at MCG
Last Game: Grand Final 1940 against Richmond at MCG

From: Maryborough

Number: 1 1935-1940

Honours
Premiership Player - 1939, 1940
150 Heroes selection
Victorian state player - 1938 (2 games)
Life Member - 1946

Games: 61
Goals: 2
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
4002165.57

Having won the Donald Gift footrace in 1934 the speedy ruckman/defender joined Melbourne in the same batch of players that produced Ron Baggott and Norm Smith. He had a nightmare debut, conceding 12 goals to Essendon's Ted Freyer in his first match but played a total of seven games in his debut season before a broken ankle in Round 15 finished his year.

He played just two games the next year, before becoming a fixture at centre-half back in 1937. He broke into the side early that year and retained his place right throughout the Fuschias ultimately disappointing finals campaign.

The next year he represented Victoria in two games and was voted the Most Improved Senior Player. After a rocky 1939 campaign where he was down on his best and spent time in the Seconds during the season Jones recovered to play in his first premiership side. A year later he repeated the feat.

It was his last game, as Jones enlisted in the army and served throughout the rest of World War II.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1935 710
1936 210
1937 1500
1938 15012
1939 1200
1940 1000

Lists
Interstate representatives
Players who served during war

Notes
Also shown as from Avoca.

Media
The Argus - 27/04/1935
Football Record R1 1935
Sporting Globe - 16/03/1935
Sporting Globe - 19/07/1939
The Australasian - 24/06/1944

Links
Boyles Football Photos
Wikipedia profile

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Sunday 21 October 2018 22:17:23 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 24)

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