Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
John Southey Paterson

Known as
Jack Paterson

27 May 1908

Place of birth
Ballarat, VIC (3350)

1987 (aged 78‡)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 347d
Last game: 27y 96d

Height and weight
Height: 165 cm
Weight: 66 kg

Senior clubs
South Melbourne; North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 10
North Melbourne: 48, 10

Recruited from
South Melbourne (1932)

State of origin

‡ Approximate age

Jack Paterson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL193114141.0050%17.673.331
North MelbourneV/AFL1932, 1934-193531270.8723%15.332.3311
V/AFL1931-1932, 1934-193545410.9131%16.502.8312
Total1931-1932, 1934-193545410.9131%16.502.8312

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,791st player to appear, 4,491st most games played, 2,345th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 448th player to appear, 703rd most games played, 394th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 159th player to appear, 377th most games played, 207th most goals kicked


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