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Key Facts

Full name
James Leitch

Known as
Jim Leitch

Born
11 August 1945 (age 77)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 356d
Last game: 20y 10d

Height and weight
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 38

Jim Leitch

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1964-19651270.5850%7.700.401.901
Total1964-19651270.5850%7.700.401.901

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 7,636th player to appear, 7,785th most games played, 5,636th most goals kickedMelbourne: 820th player to appear, 737th most games played, 510th most goals kicked

After struggling to establish himself at Melbourne, where he managed just a dozen games and seven goals in 1964-5, Jim Leitch accepted an offer to play for NTFA team Scottsdale. Over the course of the next eight seasons he achieved virtually everything the game of football has to offer, including membership of four premiership-winning teams, a club best and fairest win, state football for Tasmania in 1971 and at the 1972 Perth carnival, and membership of the 1972 All Australian team, the only Scottsdale player to achieve the distinction. Hardly surprisingly, his achievements earned him selection in the official AFL Tasmania Hall of Fame, as well as a place in the Scottsdale Football Club’s official ‘Team of the Century’.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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