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Chelsea FC Profile: Benny Jones

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Full Name: Thomas Benjamin Jones

Born: Wednesday, 17th March 1920
Place of birth: Frodsham, Cheshire, England
Height: 5' 8 1/2"
Died: Thursday, 21st December 1972 (aged 52)
Place of death: Chelsea, London, England

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1947 to 1953

Playing Career:

Tranmere Rovers
Chelsea (Oct 1947 to Jul 1953) - cost: unknown
Accrington Stanley

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 29th November 1947, Chelsea 0 - 4 Manchester United

Age on debut: 27 years 8 months 12 days

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Monday, 14th April 1952, Chelsea 2 - 2 Aston Villa


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1947 / 48 11200013
1948 / 49 28300031
1949 / 50 600006
1950 / 51 700007
1951 / 52 320005


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1948 / 49 610007
1949 / 50 200002
1950 / 51 100001
1951 / 52 210003

* oth = other competitive matches such as Full Members Cup, Charity/Community Shield, Fifa World Club Cup.
Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Benny Jones made 62 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League29th Nov 1947Chelsea04Manchester United43,617 match lost
League6th Dec 1947Burnley10Chelsea30,865 match lost
League13th Dec 1947Chelsea10Portsmouth41,906 match won
League20th Dec 1947Chelsea22Blackpool48,421 match drawn
League25th Dec 1947Grimsby Town00Chelsea19,666 match drawn
League27th Dec 1947Chelsea23Grimsby Town34,068 match lost
League1st Jan 1948Blackburn Rovers11Chelsea18,365 match drawn
League3rd Jan 1948Derby County51Chelsea27,929 match lost
F.A. Cup10th Jan 1948Chelsea50Barrow44,336 match won
League17th Jan 1948Chelsea24Huddersfield Town41,908 match lost
F.A. Cup24th Jan 1948Manchester City20Chelsea45,059 match lost
League17th Apr 1948Manchester United50Chelsea44,366 match lost
League1st May 1948Portsmouth21Chelsea24,055 match lost
League21st Aug 1948Chelsea10Middlesbrough60,981 match won
League25th Aug 1948Newcastle United22Chelsea58,020 match drawn
League28th Aug 1948Birmingham City10Chelsea48,264 match lost
League1st Sep 1948Chelsea23Newcastle United50,207 match lost scored 1 goal
League4th Sep 1948Chelsea22Bolton Wanderers42,971 match drawn
League8th Sep 1948Charlton Athletic11Chelsea38,492 match drawn
League11th Sep 1948Chelsea60Everton42,736 match won
League16th Sep 1948Chelsea22Charlton Athletic45,357 match drawn
League18th Sep 1948Preston North End32Chelsea32,164 match lost
League25th Sep 1948Chelsea10Burnley53,193 match won
League23rd Oct 1948Derby County21Chelsea29,369 match lost
League11th Dec 1948Chelsea41Wolverhampton Wanderers43,971 match won
League18th Dec 1948Middlesbrough11Chelsea23,464 match drawn
League25th Dec 1948Chelsea12Portsmouth43,422 match lost scored 1 goal
League27th Dec 1948Portsmouth52Chelsea43,642 match lost
League1st Jan 1949Chelsea20Birmingham City28,850 match won
F.A. Cup8th Jan 1949Bristol City13Chelsea36,454 match won scored 1 goal
League22nd Jan 1949Everton21Chelsea52,700 match lost scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup29th Jan 1949Chelsea20Everton56,671 match won
League5th Feb 1949Chelsea53Preston North End41,483 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup12th Feb 1949West Bromwich Albion30Chelsea57,843 match lost
League19th Feb 1949Burnley30Chelsea28,754 match lost
League26th Feb 1949Chelsea22Stoke City39,259 match drawn
League5th Mar 1949Chelsea21Liverpool42,746 match won
League12th Mar 1949Blackpool21Chelsea20,292 match lost
League19th Mar 1949Chelsea10Sheffield United42,394 match won
League26th Mar 1949Aston Villa11Chelsea47,446 match drawn
League2nd Apr 1949Chelsea50Huddersfield Town48,136 match won scored 2 goals
League9th Apr 1949Manchester United11Chelsea30,123 match drawn
League15th Apr 1949Manchester City10Chelsea36,554 match lost
League16th Apr 1949Chelsea03Derby County60,299 match lost
League24th Aug 1949Chelsea12Arsenal63,196 match lost
League27th Aug 1949Chelsea12Derby County59,038 match lost
League12th Nov 1949Huddersfield Town12Chelsea12,565 match won scored 1 goal
League19th Nov 1949Chelsea32Everton34,190 match won scored 1 goal
League8th Mar 1950Chelsea13Charlton Athletic26,507 match lost
League11th Mar 1950Everton11Chelsea50,328 match drawn
League19th Aug 1950Chelsea40Sheffield Wednesday48,468 match won
League2nd Dec 1950Liverpool10Chelsea28,717 match lost
League9th Dec 1950Chelsea20Fulham43,835 match won scored 1 goal
League23rd Dec 1950Chelsea11Middlesbrough35,313 match drawn
League25th Dec 1950Portsmouth13Chelsea23,645 match won
League26th Dec 1950Chelsea14Portsmouth41,909 match lost
League25th Apr 1951Chelsea21Wolverhampton Wanderers36,410 match won
F.A. Cup2nd Feb 1952Chelsea40Tranmere Rovers59,101 match won scored 1 goal
League9th Feb 1952Sunderland41Chelsea37,928 match lost scored 1 goal
League16th Feb 1952Chelsea50Middlesbrough37,805 match won
F.A. Cup23rd Feb 1952Leeds United11Chelsea52,328 match drawn
League14th Apr 1952Chelsea22Aston Villa28,005 match drawn scored 1 goal

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Benny Jones made 0 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Benny Jones made 0 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

DOB changed from 23/03/1920 to 17/03/1920 as per DOB listed on his death registration.

Date of death confirmed in programme obituary 29/01/1973 v Arsenal.

Benny passed away at St Stephens Hospital on Fulham Road, Chelsea (now Chelsea & Westminster Hospital)

Link to the CGS Ancestry profile for Thomas Benjamin Jones View CGS profile for Thomas Benjamin Jones on Ancestry

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Chelsea FC Player Benny Jones

Games Won: 21
Win Percentage: 33.87%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 62 appearances, Benny Jones played alongside the following 37 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Ken Armstrong (52)
Sidney Bathgate (31)
Roy Bentley (51)
Hugh Billington (20)
Jimmy Bowie (32)
Bobby Campbell (46)
Jimmy D'Arcy (2)
Bill Dickson (6)
Charlie Dyke (1)
Dickie Foss (2)
John Galloway (1)
Ray Goddard (4)
Len Goulden (23)
Billy Gray (11)
John Harris (58)
Billy Hughes (32)
Jimmy Leadbetter (1)
Fred Lewis (9)
James Macaulay (28)
Alex Machin (5)
John McInnes (5)
Phil McKnight (3)
Harry Medhurst (45)
Frank Mitchell (24)
Eric Parsons (7)
Peter Pickering (11)
Ernie Randall (1)
Bill Robertson (6)
Jack Saunders (2)
Bobby Smith (7)
Sid Tickridge (6)
Tommy Walker (27)
Bob Warren (1)
Alex White (4)
Stan Willemse (9)
Reg Williams (14)
Danny Winter (33)