Jimmy Jones’ contribution to the history of Glenavon Football Club was honoured by the board prior to the game against Crusaders on Saturday by naming the sponsor’s hospitality room off the boardroom ‘The Jimmy Jones Suite.’
Jimmy, accompanied by his son Trevor, was present for the official opening and the legend is pictured here with a superb action shot of him in his prime.
Jimmy served Glenavon as a player from 1951 to 1962, was captain on the club tour of the USA in 1960 and manager from 1969-72. He scored 517 goals for the club and was the leading scorer in the league in 10 successive seasons from 1952/53 to 1961/62. His post-war Irish League record of 74 goals in the 1956/57 season will surely never be broken. His Glenavon honours of three league titles and three Irish Cups speak for themselves as testimony to the great Glenavon sides of the 1950’s.
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