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Key Facts

Full name
James Crowe

Known as
Jim Crowe

Born
18 May 1909

Died
21 May 1979 (aged 70)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 344d
Last game: 28y 46d

Height and weight
Height: 171 cm
Weight: 72 kg

Senior clubs
Carlton; Collingwood

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 23
Collingwood: 34, 7

Recruited from
Carlton (1936)

Jim Crowe

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CarltonV/AFL1929-193483370.4575%14.473.000
CollingwoodV/AFL1936-19372100.0076%11.901.800
V/AFL1929-1934, 1936-1937104370.3675%13.442.520
Total1929-1934, 1936-1937104370.3675%13.442.520

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,477th player to appear, 2,308th most games played, 2,548th most goals kickedCarlton: 454th player to appear, 220th most games played, 200th most goals kickedCollingwood: 392nd player to appear, 540th most games played, 1,016th most goals kicked

Jim Crowe was an adaptable footballer who combined tenacity, determination and skill in ample measure. Early in his career he played mainly as a half forward flanker, but later on he developed into a talented rebound defender. His 83 VFL games for Carlton between 1929 and 1934 included the losing Grand Final of 1932 against Richmond, when, playing in a back pocket, he was one of the Blues' best players. Crowe finished his league career with 21 games for Collingwood in 1936 and 1937. In the former season, once again lining up on the last line of defence, he was a member of the Magpies' side that emerged victorious from their Grand Final clash with South Melbourne.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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