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Key Facts

Full name
Les Jones

Known as
Les Jones

Born
1 October 1922

Died
22 May 1989 (aged 66)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 337d
Last game: 26y 309d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 92 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 19, 16

Les Jones

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
RichmondV/AFL1944, 1946-194959230.3956%5
Total1944, 1946-194959230.3956%5

AFL: 5,402nd player to appear, 3,792nd most games played, 3,367th most goals kickedRichmond: 443rd player to appear, 266th most games played, 270th most goals kicked

Richmond’s Les Jones was a powerfully built follower who provided sterling support in the ruck to Jack Dyer. He played in the 1944 VFL grand final in only his third game but could not prevent a shock loss to Fitzroy. In 1944 and from 1946 to 1949 he played 59 games and scored 23 goals, totals which would probably have been somewhat higher were it not for his army commitments. He was the brother of Melbourne’s Dennis Jones.

Author - John Devaney

Footnotes

Photo sourced from Boyles Football Photos.

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.