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Key Facts

Full name
Jarrod Molloy

Known as
Jarrod Molloy

Born
12 May 1976 (age 46)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 325d
Last game: 27y 103d

Height and weight
Height: 189 cm
Weight: 99 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy; Brisbane; Australia; Collingwood

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 7
Brisbane: 20, 7
Collingwood: 7

Recruited from
Fitzroy (1997); Brisbane (2001)

Family links
Shane Molloy (Father)Chloe Molloy (Niece)

Jarrod Molloy

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyAFL1994-199659540.9214%6.835.083.363
BrisbaneAFL1997-2000611041.7061%7.663.392.9310
AustraliaIR1999100.00
CollingwoodAFL2001-200349420.8657%7.064.473.883
AFL1994-20031692001.1843%7.204.303.3616
IR1999100.00
Total1994-20031702001.18

AFL: 10,480th player to appear, 979th most games played, 406th most goals kickedFitzroy: 1,128th player to appear, 215th most games played, 94th most goals kickedBrisbane: 145th player to appear, 94th most games played, 26th most goals kickedCollingwood: 1,017th player to appear, 352nd most games played, 191st most goals kicked

The son of former Fitzroy player Shane Molloy, Jarrod Molloy commenced his senior football with Box Hill before joining Fitzroy under the father-son rule. His time at Fitzroy coincided with the club’s demise but he acquitted himself well, playing initially at the goal front and later at full back. Between 1994 and 1996 he played 59 AFL games and kicked 54 goals for the Lions and, following the ostensible merger with Brisbane, continued to play under the Lions banner for another four seasons.

Solidly built, physically tough and exceptionally strong overhead, he padoxically applied plenty of defensive pressure to opposition defenders whilst playing at full forward, as he did for much of his time with Brisbane. His tally of 101 goals in 61 games included a club list-topping total of 44 in 1999.

Molloy crossed to Collingwood in 2001 and put in the best season of his life, wreaking havoc on the forward lines with his crash through approach which perfectly complemented the more orthodox style of team mates like Chris Tarrant and Anthony Rocca. After that, however, it was all downhill as he missed large parts of the next couple of seasons with a proliferation of injuries, a legacy of his relentless, hard hitting approach. He did get to play in a grand final in 2002 but the Magpies lost against Brisbane and he spent the majority of the match on the bench. Molloy retired after the 2003 season having added a final 49 games and 42 goals to his respective career tallies.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article

Footnotes

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