Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Jack Green Snr

Known as
Jack Green

28 August 1887

6 May 1963 (aged 75)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 283d
Last game: 31y 10d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong; Collingwood

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 6, 4, 8, 9

Recruited from
Geelong (1911)

Family links
Jack Green Jnr (Son)Jack Green III (Grandson)

Jack Green

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
V/AFL1908, 1911-191811060.0561%0
Total1908, 1911-191811060.0561%0

AFL: 1,395th player to appear, 2,116th most games played, 5,792nd most goals kickedGeelong: 174th player to appear, 957th most games played, 872nd most goals kickedCollingwood: 174th player to appear, 167th most games played, 528th most goals kicked

After managing just two games with Geelong during his first stab at league football in 1908, Jack Green enjoyed considerably greater success after joining Collingwood three years later. In his first season with the Woods he played on a half back flank in a losing Grand Final against Essendon, a position he also occupied six years later when the side comfortably overcame Fitzroy to secure its fourth league flag. Vigorous, determined and exceptionally reliable, Green played 109 league games for the Magpies and also represented the VFL. His son, Jack junior, later also played for Collingwood.

Author - John Devaney


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