Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
James Cowell

Known as
Jim Cowell

28 May 1885

6 December 1956 (aged 71)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 66d
Last game: 24y 85d

Senior clubs
St. Kilda; Melbourne

Recruited from
St. Kilda (1909)

Jim Cowell

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1902-190892270.2937%0

AFL: 794th player to appear, 2,400th most games played, 3,027th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 170th player to appear, 148th most games played, 229th most goals kickedMelbourne: 211th player to appear, 854th most games played, 836th most goals kicked

Originally recruited from Mentone College, Jim Cowell played 92 VFL games and kicked 27 goals for St Kilda between 1902 and 1908. In 1909 he had to fight to win a clearance to Melbourne but ended up playing just seven games and kicking one goal. He played mainly as afollower, where his work was effective and energetic rather than spectacular.

Author - John Devaney


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