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Key Facts

Full name
James Clark

Known as
Jim Clark

Born
24 March 1925

Died
17 August 2013 (aged 88)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 87d
Last game: 26y 161d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
Carlton

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 26

Jim Clark

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CarltonV/AFL1943-195116120.0160%14.002.0032
Total1943-195116120.0160%14.002.0032

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 5,210th player to appear, 1,077th most games played, 7,873rd most goals kickedCarlton: 582nd player to appear, 65th most games played, 724th most goals kicked

By no means the most elegant of players, Carlton defender Jim Clark afforded emphatic proof that such things matter little when it comes to performing effectively in the hurly-burly world of top level league football. A dominant member of the Blues' 1945 and 1947 premiership-winning teams, Clark was one of those individuals who seem to improve with age, winning the club's best and fairest award in his final league season, as well as representing the VFL with distinction late in his career. Hyperactive, aggressive and brave, he typically fought out every cause as though his life, and those of his team mates, depended on it. Clark played a total of 160 VFL games during his career with the Blues, commencing in 1943, and ending in 1951.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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