Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Jack Brain

Known as
Jack Brain

20 June 1920

25 January 2014 (aged 93)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 331d
Last game: 28y 76d

Height and weight
Height: 169 cm
Weight: 63 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 13, 29, 11

Jack Brain

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
HawthornV/AFL1941-1942, 1946-194858250.4321%10
Total1941-1942, 1946-194858250.4321%10

AFL: 4,913th player to appear, 3,893rd most games played, 3,273rd most goals kickedHawthorn: 286th player to appear, 247th most games played, 209th most goals kicked

Of diminutive build at 165cm and 63.5kg, Jack Brain nevertheless boasted talent, energy and toughness aplenty. Recruited locally by Hawthorn his career spanned the years 1941-2 and 1946 to 1948, during which he played 58 VFL games and scored 25 goals.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Publications


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