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Matthew Jones

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Matthew Jones

Position Right midfielder
Born 01 Sep 1980, Llanelli (Wales)
Height 180 cm
Weight 72 kg
International Caps Wales: 13 full, 1 B, 7 U21, ? Youth

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Leeds United 03 Sep 1997 14 Dec 2000 33 0 £3250000
Leicester City 14 Dec 2000 30 Jun 2004 35 1 £0

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1997 - 1998 0   0   0   0   0  
1998 - 1999 3(5)   0(1)   0   0   0  
1999 - 2000 5(6)   0(1)   0(1)   3(2)   0  
2000 - 2001 3(1)   0   1   1   0  
Total 11(12)   0(2)   1(1)   4(2)   0  

Jabba's Comments

A promising young lad who made the squad for the Portsmouth cup game and played the whole of the second half after Danny Granville came off with an injury. In 1999-2000 he was a regular on the bench and has made some competent appearances in midfield, as well as being voted Welsh Young Player of the Year and making his full international debut for Wales.

At the start of the 2000-01 season, it was clear he wasn't regarded as a particularly good option by DOL, and with the club needing the money to ensure that the transfers of Keane and Ferdinand went through, he was sold to Leicester.

After taking some time to impress new manager Dave Bassett he got himself into the side but suffered a cruciate ligament injury at Liverpool early in 2002 which has kept him on the sidelines for the whole year, but at the start of 2003 has come back into the side and has also return to the Welsh national team. He was made available on a free transfer at the end of the 2002-03 season.

Jessica says: I met Matthew Jones in about 1996 when he came to play in the Dallas Cup soccer tournament at my high school in Texas, USA. Yes, we took a photo together, too. I happened upon this website and I'm glad to see that he is successful!

Dan Leadbeater says: I went to School with Matthew and have remained friends with him ever since!. He came to my school in Boston Spa whilst being a YTS player at Leeds. I have stayed in touch with him and he still remains one of my best mates. So much so I am going to his wedding this saturday in Wales which should be great. He is doing well after recovering from a bad injury but only last week was told he is to find a new club by leicester!. I feel for him. But he is a great player and person and will bounce back with ease im sure!. Leicester will regret releasing him just as Leeds will! Come on Peter Reid sign him up!. Matt Jones is great lad with agreat heart and I wish him all the best in world!

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