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Key Facts

Full name
Edward Jackson

Known as
Eddie Jackson

Born
16 March 1925

Died
5 February 1996 (aged 70)

Ethnicity
Indigenous Australian

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 48d
Last game: 27y 153d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 7

Eddie Jackson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1947-195284100.1250%11
Total1947-195284100.1250%11

AFL: 5,663rd player to appear, 2,833rd most games played, 4,929th most goals kickedMelbourne: 672nd player to appear, 199th most games played, 435th most goals kicked

A tremendous ball handler and ball user, Melbourne's Echuca recruit Eddie Jackson was somewhat unfortunate in that his career occurred, for the most part, during the interval between the club's two finest eras. Nevertheless, he did manage to win a seat on the bench for the 1948 Grand Final and Grand Final Replay, in which the Demons ultimately overcame Essendon. One of the first indigenous Australians to be permitted to succeed at Australian football's highest level, Jackson played a total of 84 VFL games for Melbourne between 1947 and 1952. He continued to play country football for many years after his retirement from the 'big time'.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.