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Key Facts

Full name
James Fitzgerald

Known as
Jim Fitzgerald

14 December 1924

6 June 2003 (aged 78)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 144d
Last game: 27y 169d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 92 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong; St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 3
St. Kilda: 35

Recruited from
Geelong (1951)

Jim Fitzgerald

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1951-19521400.0014%0

AFL: 5,274th player to appear, 1,862nd most games played, 4,375th most goals kickedGeelong: 454th player to appear, 156th most games played, 360th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 944th player to appear, 713th most games played, 1,498th most goals kicked

Jim Fitzgerald was a skilful and highly dependable permanent back pocket player who joined Geelong from CYMS Geelong and made his senior VFL debut in 1944. He won the club's best and fairest award the following year. After 108 games, including a short stint as captain, he crossed to St Kilda in 1951 and added a final 14 games to his career tally both that year and the next. The move could not have been more ill-timed as Geelong won the 1951 and 1952  premierships.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


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