Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Jack Ryan

Known as
Jack Ryan

3 December 1914

31 July 1976 (aged 61)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 159d
Last game: 26y 193d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Senior clubs
Footscray; North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 31, 21, 10, 7
North Melbourne: 15

Recruited from
Footscray (1940)

Jack Ryan

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1940-1941920.2244%1

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,259th player to appear, 2,916th most games played, 2,458th most goals kickedFootscray: 189th player to appear, 178th most games played, 164th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 263rd player to appear, 640th most games played, 603rd most goals kicked

A forward early in his VFL career, Jack Ryan later became a top quality wingman. He joined Footscray in 1935 from Maryborough, and topped the Bulldogs’ goal kicking list with 25 goals in his first season before going on to play 74 games and score 37 goals over five seasons. In 1936 he helped the VFL defeat the VFA in a challenge match.

Ryan spent the 1940 and 1941 seasons at North Melbourne, adding a final nine games and two goals to his respective career tallies.

Author - John Devaney


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