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Key Facts

Full name
Jason Wild

Known as
Jason Wild

Born
10 February 1976 (age 46)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 74d
Last game: 23y 165d

Height and weight
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 27, 17, 22

Jason Wild

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CollingwoodAFL1995-199970220.3139%6.775.312.440
Total1995-199970220.3139%6.775.312.440

AFL: 10,597th player to appear, 3,343rd most games played, 3,497th most goals kickedCollingwood: 962nd player to appear, 267th most games played, 295th most goals kicked

Although sometimes subjected to criticism over his perceived lack of skill there is no doubt that Jason Wild could be a highly effective player, particularly when asked to undertake a negating role. A strong tackler and extremely determined, he made life inordinately difficult for his direct opponents. Collingwood took him at number 39 in the 1993 National Draft from Collingullie-Ashmont, and he debuted on Anzac Day 1995 against Essendon, a match which famously ended in a draw. Wild went on to play 70 AFL games and score 22 goals for the Magpies over five seasons.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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