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Key Facts

Full name
John Coffey

Known as
Jack Coffey

9 March 1929

27 February 2007 (aged 77)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 116d
Last game: 30y 98d

Height and weight
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 14, 1

Family links
Matthew McCarthy (Great nephew)John McCarthy (Great nephew)

Jack Coffey

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1948-1952, 1957-195989520.5836%18

AFL: 5,828th player to appear, 2,662nd most games played, 1,951st most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 919th player to appear, 158th most games played, 124th most goals kicked

John Coffey (typically known as 'Jack') played 89 VFL games and kicked 52 goals in two separate spells with St Kilda, separated by a five-year stint at Morwell. He joined the Saints from West St Kilda in 1948,and immediately impressed as a highly creative, high leaping type ideally suited to a half forward flank. A Big V representative player, everything Coffey did was stylish in the extreme, and had he not spent his most productive years in the Latrobe Valley Football League he might conceivably have eked out a reputation as one of the all time greats. He was at the Saints between 1948 between 1948 and 1953 and then from 1957 to 1959.

Author - John Devaney


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