Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Jack Toohey

Known as
Jack Toohey

4 April 1925

3 September 2010 (aged 85)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 71d
Last game: 27y 127d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy; St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 12, 29
St. Kilda: 12

Recruited from
Fitzroy (1952)

Family links
Jim Toohey Snr (Father)Jim Toohey Jnr (Brother)

Jack Toohey

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1947-1949, 1951-195257120.2156%2
St. KildaV/AFL1952600.000%0
V/AFL1947-1949, 1951-195263120.1951%2
Total1947-1949, 1951-195263120.1951%2

AFL: 5,704th player to appear, 3,668th most games played, 4,652nd most goals kickedFitzroy: 638th player to appear, 226th most games played, 325th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 956th player to appear, 1,023rd most games played, 1,502nd most goals kicked

The son of 1913 Fitzroy premiership player Jim Toohey, Jack Toohey joined the Roys from North Carlton and, after debuting in 1947, went on to play 57 VFL games and score 12 goals for the club. He spent the 1950 season captain-coaching Howlong before returning to Fitzroy for a season and a half. A half back flanker, he was enormously dependable and boasted great pace and good skills of anticipation.

Half way through the 1952 season Toohey joined St Kilda for whom he added a final half a dozen games before leaving the VFL scene behind. In 1953 he was appointed captain-coach of VFA club Brighton where he played 19 games and scored 11 goals to round off his playing career.

Author - John Devaney


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