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Key Facts

Full name
Jason Mooney

Known as
Jason Mooney

5 June 1973 (age 49)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 30d
Last game: 27y 334d

Height and weight
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 95 kg

Senior clubs
Sydney; Geelong

Jumper numbers
Sydney: 37, 17
Geelong: 16

Recruited from
Sydney (1999)

Family links
Cam Mooney (Brother)

Jason Mooney

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 10,355th player to appear, 1,681st most games played, 1,048th most goals kickedSydney: 1,222nd player to appear, 148th most games played, 147th most goals kickedGeelong: 960th player to appear, 446th most games played, 164th most goals kicked

After showing considerable promise as a youngster Jason Mooney struggled somewhat during the first few years of his AFL career with Sydney, which got underway in 1992. By 1996, however, he was firing on all cylinders and was a crucial factor in the Swans making it through to the grand final in which they went down fighting against North Melbourne. Mooney played at centre half forward in the flag decider having operated as a ruckman as well as in defence earlier in his career. Wherever he played, he applied himself with great strength and fortitude but during the second half of the nineties he was hampered to a significant extent by knee problems.

After the 1998 season Mooney was traded to Geelong and his first season  with the Cats was arguably the best of his career. Unfortunately, a recurrence of his knee problems prevented him from kicking on, and in 2000 and 2001 he only managed to play a dozen games. Disappointing though this was, he did at least get the opportunity to play alongside his brother Cameron who debuted with the Cats in 2000.

Jason Mooney retired at the end of the 2001 season having played 97 AFL games and kicked 51 goals for the Swans before adding 32 games and 50 goals with Geelong.

Author - John Devaney


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


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