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Key Facts

Full name
James Edmond

Known as
Jim Edmond

Born
3 September 1958 (age 64)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 220d
Last game: 29y 332d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 89 kg

Senior clubs
Footscray; Sydney; Brisbane

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 20
Sydney: 8
Brisbane: 20

Recruited from
Footscray (1986); Sydney (1987)

Family links
Bob Edmond (Brother)

Jim Edmond

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FootscrayV/AFL1977-19851542261.4736%11.383.534.7731
SydneyV/AFL198617191.1276%7.763.064.120
BrisbaneV/AFL1987-198817422.4735%7.882.944.592
V/AFL1977-19881882871.5340%10.733.444.7033
Total1977-19881882871.5340%10.733.444.7033

AFL: 8,880th player to appear, 752nd most games played, 211th most goals kickedFootscray: 656th player to appear, 60th most games played, 17th most goals kickedSydney: 1,150th player to appear, 642nd most games played, 327th most goals kickedBrisbane: 4th player to appear, 201st most games played, 72nd most goals kicked

A tough customer who knew how to use his weight, but also boasted a fair amount of natural ability, Footscray's Bairnsdale recruit Jim Edmond was one of the foremost Bulldogs players of his generation. Between 1977 and 1985 he played a total of 154 VFL games, booting 226 goals. A fine overhead mark, despite standing only 183cm tall, and an accurate kick for goal, he played most of his football as a half forward flanker. He was captain from 1983 to 1985. After leaving Footscray he had brief stints with Sydney (17 games and 19 goals in 1986) and Brisbane (17 games, 42 goals in 1987-88).

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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