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Key Facts

Full name
Jack Conley

Known as
Jack Conley

Born
18 October 1920

Died
7 July 2008 (aged 87)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 278d
Last game: 31y 324d

Height and weight
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Senior clubs
Carlton

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 35

Recruited from
Coburg (1944)

Family links
Doug Ringholt (Nephew)

Jack Conley

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CarltonV/AFL1944, 1946-19521351040.7759%7.001.006
Total1944, 1946-19521351040.7759%7.001.006

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 5,373rd player to appear, 1,539th most games played, 1,018th most goals kickedCarlton: 595th player to appear, 100th most games played, 85th most goals kicked

A tough, resolute and dependable performer, Jack Conley commenced his senior career with Coburg in the VFA before crossing to Carlton in 1944. After playing his early VFL games as a rover, he developed into a fine defender, renowned for his vigour and close-checking. He was first rover in Carlton's winning Grand Final team against Essendon in 1947, and also played against the same opposition two years later when the result was reversed. Conley retired in 1952 after 135 VFL games and 104 goals.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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