Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
James Anthony Dorgan

Known as
Jim Dorgan

26 November 1930

30 January 2003 (aged 72)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 244d
Last game: 27y 270d

Height and weight
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 11

Jim Dorgan

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1951-195810220.0238%16

AFL: 6,149th player to appear, 2,374th most games played, 7,979th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 723rd player to appear, 135th most games played, 816th most goals kicked

Jim Dorgan began his senior career with Williamstown. It was only after moving to South Melbourne in 1951, however, that he began to exhibit his true talent. Playing alongside South's champion full back Fred Goldsmith, Dorgan developed into one of the finest back pocket specialists in the game, winning the club's best and fairest award in 1956, and running third in the Brownlow Medal voting the same year. He spent eight seasons at South, playing a total of 102 VFL games. 

Author - John Devaney - with updates by Oliver Gigacz


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