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Paul Jones
Personal information
Full name Paul Jones
Date of birth June 3, 1978 (1978-06-03) (age 31)
Place of birth    Liverpool, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Centre Back
Club information
Current club Barrow
Number 4
Youth career
 ??–1996 Tranmere Rovers
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Tranmere Rovers
Blackpool (loan)
Barrow AFC
Leigh RMI
Oldham Athletic
Hyde United
Barrow AFC
00 (0)
0?? (??)
087 (3)
0?? (??)
026 (2)
0105 (6)
073 (4)   
Teams managed
2007 Barrow AFC (caretaker)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 16:25, 28 April 2009 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Paul Jones (born 3 June 1978) is an English footballer currently playing for Barrow AFC in the Conference National. He plays as a centre back. Jones has had two spells with Barrow and is the current club captain. [1] He has also played with Leigh RMI, Hyde United and in the football league with Blackpool and Oldham Athletic. He was born in Liverpool.


Career history

Jones began his career with local Merseyside club Tranmere Rovers, but failed to make any appearances. He did have a brief period on loan with Blackpool, before being released. [2] Jones then joined Barrow AFC for the start of the 1997-98 season, then of the Unibond Premier League. He played regularly for the club, and was part of the championship winning team. Despite Barrow's money problems the following season in the Football Conference, he remained with Barrow before they were demoted on financial grounds. [2]

Leigh RMI of the Conference were Jones' next club, but his form attracted the attention of Oldham Athletic of the Football League Second Division. [2] He played seventeen times for Oldham in the second half of the 1999-2000 season, [3] but struggled with an injury sustained early in the following season. He remained with the club, but did not play for them at all in 2001 or until leaving in Summer 2002.

Following his injury struggle, Jones returned to football at a lower level in 2003, with Hyde United of the Northern Premier League. [4] Hyde were relegated to the Northern Premier League First Division for the start of the 2003/04 season, but Jones became a regular as the club won promotion in 2004 and 2005. [5] After helping Hyde stay in the Conference North, which had been introduced below the Conference National in 2004, Jones returned to Barrow AFC for the 2006/07 season.

Barrow were also in the Conference North, and flirted with relegation under manager Phil Wilson throughout Jones' first season and into the next. Wilson was sacked in November 2007, and Jones was one of the three players chosen as Barrow's temporary player-managers. [6] Following a series of impressive results, his two co-managers, Darren Sheridan and Dave Bayliss, were hired permanently managers while Jones focused on playing duties as club captain with a coaching role. Barrow continued to be successful and Jones remained a key part of the team as Barrow won promotion via the play-offs, following a twenty match unbeaten streak. [7] Jones remained with the club a captain, returning to the Conference National in which he had competed with Barrow some ten seasons previously.


External Links


  1. ^ Barrow skipper confident of upset BBC Sport Accessed 31-03-09
  2. ^ a b c Paul Jones Barrow A.F.C. Accessed 31-03-09
  3. ^ Paul Jones Accessed 31-03-09
  4. ^ Match Report: Hyde United 0-2 Altrincham Hyde United F.C. Accessed 31-03-09
  5. ^ Paul Jones Hyde United FC Accessed 31-03-09
  6. ^ Players in charge of pushing Barrow The Telegraph; Accessed 31-03-09
  7. ^ Shrimps can inspire us - Bayliss BBC Sport; Accessed 31-03-09


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