Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Jack Hacker

Known as
Jack Hacker

19 April 1914

17 September 1984 (aged 70)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 33d
Last game: 30y 87d

Height and weight
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs
South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 29

Family links
Alf Hacker (Brother)

Jack Hacker

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1937-194411170.0637%9.503.009

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,490th player to appear, 2,108th most games played, 5,598th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 510th player to appear, 121st most games played, 542nd most goals kicked

Hailing from Oatlands in New South Wales Jack Hacker was a capable defender who could also take a turn in ruck. He gave South Melbourne useful service in 111 VFL games between 1937 and 1944. He booted 7 goals. In 1938 he won the club's most improved player award. A knee injury prevented him from playing football in 1945 and 1946. From 1947 he embarked on a series of coaching stints, steering Camperdown to a Hampden Football League grand final in 1947 and Shepparton to a premiership in the Central Goulburn Valley Football League two years later.

Author - John Devaney


Wikipedia article


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