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Profile Tuesday – Cliff Jones

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Considered by most football experts of the day as the best winger in Europe, Cliff Jones was vital to the Spurs 1960-61 double winning team that also went on to lift the FA Cup in 1962 and the European Cup Winners Cup in 1963.

Born:        7 February 1935 –  Swansea, Wales                                          Position:   Left & Right Winger 

Club Career:                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Years                  Team                                       Apps                  Gls                                                                                                                    1952-1958      Swansea Town                   168                     47                                                                                                                            1958-1968      Tottenham Hotspur        318                  135                                                                                                                      1968-1970      Fulham                                       25                        2

International Career:                                                                                                                                                                                            1954-1969       Wales                                        59                     16

Career Profile:

Lightning fast, full of trickery and as brave as they come he became the embodiment of Bill Nicholson’s mantra that “Winning wasn’t enough, it had to be done with a certain style”.

When Tottenham Hotspur first staged a European Cup match against Polish champions Gornik Zabrze in 1961, the Welshman scored a perfect hat-trick — left-foot, right-foot, header, all inside 12 minutes.

Playing 59 times for Wales Cliff appeared in the 1958 World Cup and was part of the Welsh team that beat England 2 – 1 at Ninian Park in 1955 and claims that the winner he scored was his best ever goal.

Time Vault Soccer doffs it’s cap to this Tottenham Hostpur legend with a representation of the double winning 1960 – 61 season.  A season that  saw Cliff contribute 19 goals in 37 appearances for his club and 3 goals in 4 for his country.

Time Vault Soccer Profile:

Position:              Midfield/Attack (Left, Right)                                     Rating:                 2 Star                                                                    Skill Stats:           ATTACK    6           DEFEND    3                                  Special:

Electrifying Pace (Tactical skill): When you play Cliff Jones in attack, your opponent must choose the last player in one of their defending moves (If any) and move that player to a new defending move.

 Season Stats:                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Year                       Team                                       App                Gls                  Hons                                                                                                      1960–1961       Tottenham Hotspur        37     (4)        19    (3)         Div1, FAC

Strategy Tip:  A true game changer. Cliff Jones is capable of spoiling your opponents defensive plans. When deployed as the shooting card he boosts your attack whilst simultaneously weakening your opponent’s defence at a critical moment. Equally useful for strategically moving your opponents defence around and hindering their card play. A true strategic thinker’s card.

Features in: “Debut 60’s v 70’s –  Card No: 40/64”

Figures in (Italics) = stats for their National side.

2 thoughts on “Profile Tuesday – Cliff Jones

    • Scott says:

      Cliff Jones, a true great of the game. Indeed he still hosts matches at Tottenham’s home games. His autobiography was published in 2016 “It’s a wonderful life“. We thoroughly recommend it as good football read.

      The Spurs 60-61 team were magnificent and Cliff Jones was vital to them. We doff our caps to the great man!

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