Matthew Jones

Date of birth01 September 1980
Place of birthLlanelli
NationalityWelsh
Weight72 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionMidfielder

Jones was very much on the fringes of the Leeds United first-team squad at the beginning of the 2000-01 campaign but after playing in the Premiership game at Leicester City in December, he moved on to the Filbert Street club shortly afterwards. Seen by boss Peter Taylor as a potential long-term replacement for Neil Lennon in the central midfield anchor role, he looked particularly impressive on his debut against Charlton Athletic. Although his form dipped at times, he was inspirational in the FA Cup victory over Bristol City and clearly has plenty of natural ability. Jones continued to appear for Wales and suffered a foot injury in the World Cup qualifier against Ukraine in March, but he returned to action for the last couple of games of the season.

Jones, who was made available for transfer by Leicester City in May 2004, announced his retirement a month later due to a back injury.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Leeds United 03 Sep 1997 14 Dec 2000
Leicester City 14 Dec 2000 30 Jun 2004
Nottingham Forest 02 Jul 2003 11 Jul 2003 T

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 Leeds United FA Cup
1
1998-99 Leeds United Premier League 3
5
1999-00 Leeds United FA Cup
1
1999-00 Leeds United League Cup
1
1999-00 Leeds United Premier League 5
6
2
1999-00 Leeds United UEFA Cup 3
2
1
2000-01 Leeds United League Cup 1
2000-01 Leeds United Premier League 3
1
2000-01 Leeds United UEFA Champions League 1
2000-01 Leicester City FA Cup 3
2000-01 Leicester City Premier League 10
1
1
2001-02 Leicester City FA Cup 1
2001-02 Leicester City League Cup 1
1
2001-02 Leicester City Premier League 6
4
1
2002-03 Leicester City FA Cup
2
1
2002-03 Leicester City League Division 1 3
3
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
23 Jan 1999 Portsmouth v Leeds United W 1-5 FA Cup 4th round
17 Feb 1999 Aston Villa v Leeds United W 1-2 Premier League
20 Feb 1999 Leeds United v Everton W 1-0 Premier League
20 Mar 1999 Leeds United v Derby County W 4-1 Premier League
03 Apr 1999 Leeds United v Nottingham Forest W 3-1 Premier League
12 Apr 1999 Leeds United v Liverpool D 0-0 Premier League
17 Apr 1999 Charlton Athletic v Leeds United D 1-1 Premier League
25 Apr 1999 Leeds United v Manchester United D 1-1 Premier League
16 May 1999 Coventry City v Leeds United D 2-2 Premier League
11 Aug 1999 Southampton v Leeds United W 0-3 Premier League
30 Sep 1999 Leeds United v Partizan Belgrade W 1-0
Agg: 4-1
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
05 Dec 1999 Derby County v Leeds United W 0-1 Premier League
12 Dec 1999 Leeds United v Port Vale W 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
15 Dec 1999 Leicester City v Leeds United L 0-0 (2-4) League Cup 4th round
19 Dec 1999 Chelsea v Leeds United W 0-2 Premier League
28 Dec 1999 Arsenal v Leeds United L 2-0 Premier League
03 Jan 2000 Leeds United v Aston Villa L 1-2 Premier League
12 Feb 2000 Leeds United v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 Premier League
20 Feb 2000 Leeds United v Manchester United L 0-1 Premier League
02 Mar 2000 AS Roma v Leeds United D 0-0 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
05 Mar 2000 Leeds United v Coventry City W 3-0 Premier League
09 Mar 2000 Leeds United v AS Roma W 1-0
Agg: 1-0
UEFA Cup 4th round 2nd leg
19 Mar 2000 Leeds United v Wimbledon W 4-1 Premier League
23 Mar 2000 Slavia Praha v Leeds United L 2-1
Agg: 2-4
UEFA Cup Quarter-final 2nd leg
06 Apr 2000 Galatasaray v Leeds United L 2-0 UEFA Cup Semi-final 1st leg
30 Apr 2000 Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United W 0-3 Premier League
14 May 2000 West Ham United v Leeds United D 0-0 Premier League
23 Aug 2000 TSV 1860 München v Leeds United W 0-1
Agg: 1-3
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg
26 Aug 2000 Middlesbrough v Leeds United W 1-2 Premier League
05 Sep 2000 Leeds United v Manchester City L 1-2 Premier League
21 Oct 2000 Manchester United v Leeds United L 3-0 Premier League
31 Oct 2000 Tranmere Rovers v Leeds United L 3-2 League Cup 3rd round
02 Dec 2000 Leicester City v Leeds United L 3-1 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1912-13 Wales Amateur 1
1964-65 Wales Amateur 1
1966-67 Wales Amateur 2
1966-67 Wales EAC 3
1997-98 Wales B International 1
1997-98 Wales UEFA Under-18 2
1997-98 Wales UEFA Under-21 1
1998-99 Wales UEFA Under-18 3
1998-99 Wales UEFA Under-21 5
1
1999-00 Wales International Friendly 2
1999-00 Wales UEFA European Championship
1
1999-00 Wales UEFA Under-21 1
1
2000-01 Wales FIFA World Cup 1
3
2001-02 Wales FIFA World Cup 1
2
2002-03 Wales International Friendly 1
1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
08 Feb 1913 Wales v England L 1-3 Amateur
20 Feb 1965 Wales v Scotland D 1-1 Amateur
15 Oct 1966 Wales v Republic of Ireland L 0-1 EAC Group 1
05 Nov 1966 Republic of Ireland v Wales W 1-2 EAC Group 1
19 Nov 1966 Wales v Scotland D 1-1 EAC Group 1
03 Dec 1966 England v Wales L 4-1 Amateur
14 Jan 1967 Wales v Northern Ireland D 3-3 Amateur
22 Sep 1997 Norway v Wales W 2-3 UEFA U18 Group 13
24 Sep 1997 Wales v Poland D 1-1 UEFA U18 Group 13
10 Oct 1997 Belgium v Wales L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 7
24 Mar 1998 Scotland v Wales L 4-0 B INTER
22 Aug 1998 Wales v Moldova W 2-1 UEFA U18 Group 3
24 Aug 1998 Wales v Northern Ireland L 1-2 UEFA U18 Group 3
26 Aug 1998 Wales v Azerbaijan L 0-1 UEFA U18 Group 3
04 Sep 1998 Wales v Italy L 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 1
09 Oct 1998 Denmark v Wales D 2-2 UEFA U21 Group 1
13 Oct 1998 Wales v Belarus D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
30 Mar 1999 Switzerland v Wales L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
04 Jun 1999 Italy v Wales L 6-2 UEFA U21 Group 1
08 Oct 1999 Wales v Switzerland D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
09 Oct 1999 Wales v Switzerland L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
23 Feb 2000 Qatar v Wales W 0-1 International Friendly
23 May 2000 Wales v Brazil L 0-3 International Friendly
02 Jun 2000 Portugal v Wales L 3-0 International Friendly
11 Oct 2000 Poland v Wales D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
24 Mar 2001 Armenia v Wales D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
28 Mar 2001 Wales v Ukraine D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
02 Jun 2001 Wales v Poland L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
01 Sep 2001 Wales v Armenia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
05 Sep 2001 Norway v Wales L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
06 Oct 2001 Wales v Belarus W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
12 Feb 2003 Wales v Bosnia and Herzegovina D 2-2 International Friendly
26 May 2003 USA v Wales L 2-0 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.