Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
James Merillo

Known as
Jamie Merillo

27 November 1972 (age 51)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 125d
Last game: 24y 255d

Height and weight
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 90 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Fremantle: 47, 12

Jamie Merillo

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 10,562nd player to appear, 7,328th most games played, 8,239th most goals kickedFremantle: 16th player to appear, 174th most games played, 187th most goals kicked

In his AFL debut for Fremantle in 1995 Jamie Merillo had the misfortune to sustain a broken jaw and thereafter his career failed to ignite. Playing mainly as a rover he made just 15 appearances and kicked two goals in three seasons before being de-listed.

Merillo’s WAFL/Westar Rules career was only marginally more noteworthy, comprising 14 games and two goals with West Perth from 1991 to 1993, 41 games and 15 goals for Claremont (1994-7), 14 games and six goals for Peel in 1998, and four games and two goals with Subiaco in 1999. The undoubted highlight came in 1996 when he was a member of Claremont’s grand final-winning team against East Perth. He also played in the Tigers’ losing flag decider of 1994 against East Fremantle.

Author - John Devaney


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