Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Jack Williams

Known as
Jack Williams

31 January 1902

14 October 1976 (aged 74)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 91d
Last game: 32y 248d

Height and weight
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 24

Jack Williams

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,003rd player to appear, 915th most games played, 5,134th most goals kickedGeelong: 316th player to appear, 65th most games played, 429th most goals kicked

Geelong recruited Jack Williams locally from Geelong West, and threw him into the mix for the opening match of the 1925 season at home to North Melbourne. Boasting plenty of pace, good ball handling skills and a healthy dose of venom in his approach, he impressed from the start, and at the end of his debut season had the satisfaction of lining up on a wing in the Cats' first ever VFL premiership-winning combination.

Williams also later played in the 1931 flag-winning side. A VFL representative on one occasion, he was seldom flashy but almost invariably effective in everything he did. Equally at home on a wing or across half back, he had played a total of 175 VFL games and kicked nine goals by the time he retired after the losing Preliminary Final of 1934 against South Melbourne.

Author - John Devaney


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