Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Jack Burke

Known as
Jack Burke

29 April 1918

17 January 2004 (aged 85)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 358d
Last game: 26y 357d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 72 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 10

Jack Burke

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 4,667th player to appear, 3,220th most games played, 1,296th most goals kickedHawthorn: 250th player to appear, 200th most games played, 73rd most goals kicked

Hawthorn recruited Jack Burke from Caulfield Amateurs and he took his senior bows in 1939. Quite unusually for the period, his seven year career spanned the whole of world war two without a break for any kind of military service. A useful follower and forward with a keen goal sense, he played a total of 74 VFL games and scored 83 goals.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Publications


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