Cliff Jones awarded Honorary Fellowship
18th July 2014
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David has awarded an Honorary Fellowship to former Swansea City and Wales player Cliff Jones.
Jones, who won 59 caps for Wales during a career which also saw him clinch the double with Tottenham during the early 1960s, donned his gown for the ceremony in Swansea on Thursday.
He said: "As a working-class Swansea boy this award is beyond my wildest dreams. At school I failed my 11-plus and I remember my teacher telling me, 'Jones, there's more to life than exams and anyway, your brains are in your feet'. I now realise that my teacher was right!"
Swansea-born Jones had started his career with his hometown club, going on to score 47 goals in 168 games before following Terry Medwin to Spurs.
During his time at the Vetch Field he was part of the Wales team that reached the quarter-finals of the 1950 World Cup - their sole appearance to date - where they were knocked out by a certain Pele and Brazil.
Cliff, who was named in the National Football Museum's Hall of Fame last September, is also one of a number of former Swansea City players to be inducted onto the Supporters' Trust Wall of Fame outside the Liberty Stadium.