Defender and midfielder Alfie Charles Jones joined City in September 2020 on a one year deal. He made his debut a few days later in the EFL Trophy and quickly ingratiated himself with the City faithful by scoring the winning penalty in a League Cup shoot-out victory over Leeds United. As the season developed Jones became a first team choice at either centre half and in a defensive midfield role, performing both tasks with impressive aplomb. When Richie Smallwood suffered an injury in February 2021 it was Alfie who stepped up and performed the defensive midfielder role with aplomb, then he stepped back into defence to replace injured Reece Burke and impressed just as much.
In May 2021 he signed a new two year deal, staying with the Tigers as they returned to the Championship and forming a central defensive partnership with Jacob Greaves that became a strong triumvariate with the addition of Sean McLaughlin. As the Tigers survived their first season back in the second tier and negotiated the transition to Acun Illicali’s ownership, Jones continued to impress and netted his first goal in a late-season victory over Reading.
He began the 2022/23 season on the right side of a back three, combining his tough tackling with striding out of defence and setting up attacks, and retained his shirt when caretaker manager Andy Dawson reverted to a back four. When Dawson handed on the reins to Liam Rosenior Alfie retained his place and became an important part of City’s emerging ball-playing back four.
Born in Bristol, Jones came through the academy system at Southampton. He did not make the Saints’ first team but had spells on loan at St Mirren and Gillingham learning his craft, making 15 and 35 appearances respectively in Scotland and England.
Date/Place of Birth: 7 October 1997, Bristol
Hull City First Game: 8 September 2020, Leicester City H (EFL Trophy Group H), 22 years, 337 days old
Hull City Final Game: [current player]
Southampton (2015-2020), St Mirren (2018-2019, loan), Gillingham (2019-2020, loan), Hull City (2020-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 120 apps, 1 goalsAlfie Jones
|2020/21||27 (4)||0||2 (0)||0||2 (0)||0||–||–||4 (0)||0|
|2022/23||40 (0)||0||–||–||1 (0)||0||–||–||–||–|