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Key Facts

Full name
Jack Jones

Known as
Jack Jones

Born
7 November 1924

Place of birth
Ascot Vale, VIC (3032)

Died
24 March 2020 (aged 95)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 164d
Last game: 29y 294d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs
Essendon

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 24

State of origin
VIC

Jack Jones

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
EssendonV/AFL1946-19541751560.8973%25.003.509
AlburyOMFL1955-1957
Total1946-19571751560.89

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 5,524th player to appear, 917th most games played, 615th most goals kickedEssendon: 600th player to appear, 51st most games played, 40th most goals kicked

The quintessential tall utility, combining pace with great strength and aerial prowess, Jack Jones gave Essendon sterling and sometimes spectacular service in 175 VFL games between 1946 and 1954. He kicked 156 goals. On the bench when the Dons won the 1946 Grand Final against Melbourne he was at half forward right in the premiership teams of 1949-50 against Carlton and North Melbourne respectively. 

Jones captained the VFL against a Country team in 1951, and was appointed captain-coach of Ovens and Murray Football League side Albury once the VFL phase of his career was over, steering them to a premiership in 1956 and a losing Grand Final the following year.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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