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Key Facts

Full name
Jason Love

Known as
Jason Love

Born
3 December 1965 (age 57)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 118d
Last game: 26y 180d

Height and weight
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne; Sydney

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 40, 39
Sydney: 32

Recruited from
North Melbourne (1991)

Jason Love

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1986-198945691.5344%8.603.402.780
SydneyAFL1991-199223542.3535%8.132.523.260
V/AFL1986-1989, 1991-1992681231.8141%8.443.102.940
Total1986-1989, 1991-1992681231.8141%8.443.102.940

AFL: 9,677th player to appear, 3,414th most games played, 847th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 770th player to appear, 295th most games played, 97th most goals kickedSydney: 1,204th player to appear, 547th most games played, 140th most goals kicked

Jason Love commenced his senior football career with VFA first division side Port Melbourne in 1984. After playing 18 games and kicking 56 goals for the year he was picked up by Essendon, but proved unable to break into the seniors, whereupon he was transferred to North Melbourne. He struggled to establish himself with the Kangas, making just 45 senior appearances and scoring 69 goals from 1986 to 1989. He fared somewhat better at Sydney, at least initially, topping the club’s goal kicking list in 1991 with 52 goals. He played just twice the following season, however, after which he retired.

Love was later the centre of controversy when he was suspended from football for eight years for his part in a massive brawl which ruined the 2004 AFL Cairns grand final between North Cairns, coached by Love, and Port Douglas.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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