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Key Facts

Full name
John James Monohan Snr

Known as
Jack Monohan

21 August 1873

27 August 1934 (aged 61)

Place of death
Collingwood, VIC (3066)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 260d
Last game: 33y 270d

Height and weight
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 82 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 11

Family links
Jack Monohan Jnr (Son)

Jack Monohan

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 98th player to appear, 939th most games played, 5,472nd most goals kickedCollingwood: 10th player to appear, 65th most games played, 493rd most goals kicked

Jack Monohan was a brilliant follower or defender who was renowned for his superb aerial ability. One of the few players capable of matching it with Albert 'the Great' Thurgood, Monohan was controversially omitted from Collingwood's 1901 Grand Final line-up against Essendon, whereupon Thurgood gleefully cut loose with a near best afield performance as the Same Old ran away with a comfortable win.

The Magpies never thereafter made the mistake of dropping Monohan, and he repaid them with consistently brilliant performances for the remainder of his 236-game career, which had begun when Collingwood was still in the VFA, and finished at the end of the 1907 season. If Monohan had a weakness it was that his kicking tended to be erratic, but even this improved towards the end of his career making him virtually the consummate footballer.

Author - John Devaney


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