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Key Facts

Full name
Jack Cotter

Known as
Jack Cotter

8 January 1915

27 July 1976 (aged 61)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 165d
Last game: 31y 235d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond; South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 15
South Melbourne: 3

Recruited from
Richmond (1946)

Jack Cotter

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1946900.0056%0
V/AFL1935-1941, 194611400.0063%14.814.0619
Total1935-1941, 194611400.0063%14.814.0619

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,285th player to appear, 1,986th most games played, 11,118th most goals kickedRichmond: 349th player to appear, 134th most games played, 979th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 656th player to appear, 844th most games played, 1,253rd most goals kicked

Jack Cotter was a useful all round footballer who joined Richmond from North Williamstown in 1935 and had played a total of 105 VFL games by the time he embarked on military service in 1941, thereby putting his career on hold. In 1946 he resumed in the VFL, this time with South Melbourne, where he added a final nine senior games before retiring. In 1940 he had been one of Richmond's most conspicuous performers in a 39-point Grand Final loss to Melbourne. Cotter played virtually all of his league football as a defender, mainly across half back, and the fact that he was seldom inclined to roam is revealed by his failure to register a single goal during his career.

Author - John Devaney


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* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
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