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Last Updated: Monday, 5 January, 2004, 11:22 GMT
Football mourns Wales great
Former Wales and Everton centre back Thomas George Jones has died at the age of 86 after a short illness.

Jones' greatest achievement as a player was winning the Football League championship with Everton in 1939.

Known as TG throughout the game, he won 17 caps for Wales and also played for Wrexham and Swansea City.

Jones also gained hero status as manager of Bangor City when his side held Napoli over two legs in the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1962.

Bangor would have gone through on the away goals rule under today's format, but they went out after losing a play-off at Arsenal's Highbury ground.

Jones was recently named Everton's Millennium Giant of the 1940s, and was honoured with a lifetime achievement award by the Football Association of Wales.

He is survived by two daughters, Jane and Elizabeth.







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