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Owain Tudur Jones

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Norwich Career: 2009-2011 (8 appearances, 1 goal)
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Date of Birth: 15/10/1984 (Bangor)
Nationality: Welsh


Welsh international midfielder Owain Tudur Jones became Norwich's second signing of the summer 2009 when he completed a transfer from Swansea for an undisclosed fee on 16th June 2009. He signed a three year contact with the Canaries.

Born in Bangor, his playing career began with then Cymru Alliance club Porthmadog. He moved to Bangor City in the summer of 2001 and went on to make 96 appearances for the Citizens including playing in the Intertoto Cup in June 2002 against Romanian side Gloria Bistrita. During his spell with Bangor, he had a trial with Chelsea.

He was signed by Swansea for £5000 prior to the 2005/06 season after a successful trial. During his first full season as a professional he made 21 league appearances, scoring three goals. He also made his debut for the Welsh Under-21 side and at the end of the season also received a call up to the full international squad. In the second season, he was plagued with knee injuries and went to the USA to see the renowned surgeon Dr Richard Steadman for a second opinion on his ongoing knee problem.

He spent the second half of the 2008/9 season with Swindon, making 11 appearances and scoring once.

Owain made his international debut for Wales in a friendly against Luxembourg on March 26, 2008. At the time of his transfer to Norwich, he had won 4 caps.

Norwich assistant manager Ian Butterworth said "We're pleased to have Owain on board. He's a player I knew a little bit about when I was at Cardiff. He played against Cardiff for Swansea, against Hartlepool as well, and we feel as though he will be a very useful additionHe can play in central midfield, where he's played most of his career, and he's played at the back as well. But he sees himself as a central midfield player and that's where we see him as well. So we're delighted to have Owain on board and I'm sure he'll be a really useful acquisition. You need that height and physical presence in certain key positions. Owain has good feet, good technical ability and he comes highly recommended."

Owain made his debut for Norwich in the 7-1 shock home defeat to Colchester on the opening day of the 2009/10 season

Owain was loaned by Norwich to Yeovil for a month to get match fitness at the end of January 2010

Despite playing in Norwich's 2010 pre-season friendlies, Owain was allowed to join Plymouth on trial in August 2010 and played and scored for the Pilgrims in an 8-0 victory over Saltash United on 2nd August. Plymouth boss Peter Reid said: “He cruised through the game and looked a decent player. We are going to have a look at him for a week or so.” Owain had been recommended to Reid by former Welsh international Ian Rush

On 27th August 2010, Owain was loaned again to Yeovil on a one month deal, which was extended for a second month

Returning from his loan spell, Tudur-Jones figured on the bench for the Canaries and came on as a late subsitute in the win at Derby County. He also played for City in their 3-0 win against Fakenham Town in the Norfolk Senior Cup but this hasn’t stopped several clubs, including Sheffield United and Millwall, looking at the 27-year-old, whose agent, Dan Wood, admitted he is aware of several sides admiring his client’s qualities. “We are not surprised clubs are keeping tabs on Owain’s situation, he is a quality player who has made an impact for every team he has played for,” said Wood

On 21st January 2011, Tudur-Jones was loaned to Brentford for one month. This was extended until the end of the season but he made just 6 appearances.

Owain signed for Inverness Caledonian Thistle on 29th July 2011 following Norwich's agreement to cancel his registration with them. He signed a one year contract and made his debut against Hibs, losing 1-0, the following day.

On 31st May 2013, Tudur-Jones signed a two year deal with Hibs ahead of his contract expiry with Inverness. Tudur Jones, who has earned six caps for Wales, said: "Now I see Hibs as a challenge for myself - to help the club finish as high as possible in the table; which is where the club should be. I'm looking forward to playing for Hibs in Europe; it's something a little bit different and it will be a great experience." Unfortunately for Tudur-Jones, Hibs were relegated via the play-offs to the Scottish Championship at the end of the 2013/14 season.

Released by Hibs by mutual consent on 2nd September 2014, Tudur-Jones signed for Falkirk on 5th September 2014, signing a two year contract. He had played 19 games for Hibs.

On 7th March 2015 he announced his retirement due to a knee injury. He took up a role as pundit with BBC Radio Wales Sport and BBC Radio Cymru.

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