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Key Facts

Full name
Graeme Jacobs

Known as
Graeme Jacobs

6 March 1944 (age 78)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 64d
Last game: 26y 183d

Height and weight
Height: 189 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne; South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 20
South Melbourne: 30, 15

Recruited from
Melbourne (1968)

Graeme Jacobs

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1968-197057350.6142%10.632.043.261

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 7,582nd player to appear, 2,557th most games played, 1,270th most goals kickedMelbourne: 815th player to appear, 422nd most games played, 151st most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 940th player to appear, 290th most games played, 215th most goals kicked

Having worked his way through the ranks at Melbourne, Graeme Jacobs made his senior debut as a 20-year-old in 1964. Tall and slimly built, he could play almost anywhere on the forward line or as a follower. He capped a solid debut season by lining up at centre half forward in the Demons' 8.16 (64) to 8.12 (60) Grand Final defeat of Collingwood (reviewed here). Thereafter, however, he lost his edge in form, and over the course of his remaining three seasons at Melbourne he was in and out of the senior side. In 1968, he crossed to South Melbourne, where he produced easily the best and most consistent football of his career. In three years with the Swans he played 57 VFL games and kicked 35 goals to add to the 36 games and 49 goals he had managed with the Dees.

Author - John Devaney


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