Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
James Gallagher

Known as
Jim Gallagher

16 March 1931

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 99d
Last game: 29y 157d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 24

Family links
Ross Gallagher (Son)

Jim Gallagher

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,130th player to appear, 1,248th most games played, 11,701st most goals kickedFootscray: 382nd player to appear, 65th most games played, 905th most goals kicked

Hailing from the famous football breeding ground of Assumption College, Footscray's Jim Gallagher was a relentless, extremely determined half back flanker who played the game close and hard. His reluctance to take risks is evidenced by his failure to kick a single goal during the course of his 10-season, 151-game VFL career. A VFL interstate representative in 1954, he was on his customary half back flank at the end of the same year when Footscray broke through for a first ever VFL premiership with a 15.12 (102) to 7.9 (51) Grand Final defeat of Melbourne.

Author - John Devaney


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