Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
James Lawson

Known as
Jamie Lawson

5 October 1971 (age 51)

Indigenous Australian

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 212d
Last game: 22y 299d

Height and weight
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Sydney: 37, 1

Jamie Lawson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 10,236th player to appear, 3,739th most games played, 3,022nd most goals kickedSydney: 1,207th player to appear, 266th most games played, 253rd most goals kicked

Jamie Lawson was a highly promising young indigenous Australian footballer whose career was summarily wrecked by injury. Originally from Wentworth, he was drafted by Sydney, and quickly showed that he was a player of genuine all round football talent. From 1991 to 1994 he made 61 senior appearances for the Swans, mainly as a rover, and scored 29 goals. Late in the 1994 season he was producing some of the best football of his career when he broke his leg in a match against Richmond. The break developed complications which precluded playing top level football. Consequently, at the age of just 24, his league career was over.

Author - John Devaney


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