Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Ernest Jamieson

Known as
Ernie Jamieson

4 June 1888

8 September 1983 (aged 95)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 85d
Last game: 33y 364d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 74 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 6, 10, 15, 7, 4

Ernie Jamieson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CarltonV/AFL1909-1916, 1921-192212540.0367%0
Total1909-1916, 1921-192212540.0367%0

AFL: 1,588th player to appear, 1,748th most games played, 6,451st most goals kickedCarlton: 227th player to appear, 119th most games played, 585th most goals kicked

Ernie Jamieson began his VFL career with Carlton in 1909 as a wingman but before long he had developed into one of the finest full backs in the competition. Particularly renowned for his superb kicking in, Jamieson represented the Big V in 1913, and the following year lined up on the last line of defence as Carlton narrowly overcame South Melbourne in the VFL Grand Final. He was again at full back the following year as the Blues went 'back to back' with an 11.12 (78) to 6.9 (45) Grand Final defeat of Collingwood, but he missed the 1916 premiership decider against Fitzroy having broken his arm against the same opposition a week earlier in the Final. This injury kept him out football for the next five years.

In 1921, aged thirty-three,, Ernie Jamieson resumed his VFL career playing with a Carlton side that is often cited as one of the best not to win a VFL pennant. The Blues comfortably secured the minor premiership that year, but somehow conspired to lose both the Final and the Challenge Final to Richmond, despite having more of the play in both games. The 1922 season saw Jamieson appointed skipper of the Blues but injury problems forced him to retire midway through the year with 125 VFL games and 4 goals to his credit.

Author - John Devaney


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