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Key Facts

Full name
Jack Wrout

Known as
Jack Wrout

8 October 1911

16 June 1981 (aged 69)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 332d
Last game: 32y 330d

Height and weight
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 92 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne; Carlton

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 36, 3
Carlton: 3, 28

Recruited from
North Melbourne (1936)

Jack Wrout

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1931-193653520.9811%12.504.0010

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,859th player to appear, 821st most games played, 177th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 147th player to appear, 267th most games played, 126th most goals kickedCarlton: 531st player to appear, 109th most games played, 18th most goals kicked

Jack Wrout commenced his VFL career with North Melbourne in 1931 where he impressed from the start. By 1934 he was playing so well that he was selected in a VFL representative team to play South Australia. The previous year had seen him included in the VFL squad for the Sydney carnival, but injury had forced him to withdraw. Midway through the 1936 season, after 53 games and 52 goals for North, he moved to Carlton, where he would go on to produce the best and most consistent football of his career.

Stockily built but not overly tall at 179 cm and 92 kg, Wrout played most of his games with the Blues at centre half forward, where his formidable strength allied to keen intelligence saw him gain numerous possessions. He was a safe mark, and a reliable kick for goal, with his 33 goals in 1943 being good enough to top Carlton's list for the year.

Wrout's proudest moment came in the 1938 Grand Final against Collingwood when he was close to best afield in contributing four goals to the Blues' 15.10 (100) to 13.7 (85) win. He had played 130 games and booted 267 goals for Carlton when his career was brought to a sudden end after he sustained a broken leg in 1944.

Author - John Devaney


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