Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Jack Harrington

Known as
Jack Harrington

26 June 1930

11 December 2014 (aged 84)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 296d
Last game: 26y 361d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 87 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 23

Jack Harrington

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,295th player to appear, 3,635th most games played, 4,663rd most goals kickedEssendon: 654th player to appear, 294th most games played, 412th most goals kicked

Jack Harrington was a dependable back pocket and relief ruckman or ruck-rover who was prevented by a serious eye injury from building on a promising start to his VFL career. Originally from Colac, he started with Essendon in 1953 and won that season’s best first year player award, followed by best clubman awards in 1954-5. The eye injury occurred in 1957 and, after playing 64 games and scoring 12 goals, his time at the game’s elite level was over. He spent the 1958 and 1959 seasons as captain-coach of Sunday League team Preston-Brunswick.

Author - John Devaney


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