Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Jack A Collins

Known as
Jack Collins

4 October 1904

25 July 1968 (aged 63)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 241d
Last game: 26y 294d

Height and weight
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 10

Family links
Geoff Collins (Son)Mike Collins (Son)

Jack Collins

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 2,817th player to appear, 1,707th most games played, 5,511th most goals kickedMelbourne: 408th player to appear, 108th most games played, 496th most goals kicked

Melbourne recruited Jack Collins from CBC St Kilda, and, after a slow start to his career, he developed in to a more than handy performer. A wingman in the Fuchsias’ 1926 challenge final defeat of Collingwood, he later was transformed into a redoubtable defender. He represented a Victoria B side against New South Wales in 1929. From 1923 to 1931 he played 127 VFL games for Melbourne and scored seven goals.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Publications


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