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Key Facts

Full name
James Malone

Known as
Jim Malone

Born
13 November 1925

Died
23 October 2021 (aged 95)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 194d
Last game: 26y 158d

Height and weight
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne; Coburg

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 11

Jim Malone

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1945-1952102240.2452%1
CoburgVFA1952-195325
Total1945-1953127240.19

AFL: 5,459th player to appear, 2,321st most games played, 3,305th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 347th player to appear, 129th most games played, 227th most goals kicked

After starting out as a wingman, North Melbourne’s Jim Malone developed into a highly proficient rover, in which position he took the field in the Shinboners’ 1950 Grand Final team against Essendon. However, he could not prevent the Bombers from winning comfortably. Prior to the match his involvement had been in doubt because of injury, but he was passed fit to play.

Between 1945 and 1952 Malone played 102 VFL games and registered 24 goals for North. He crossed to VFA club Coburg part of the way through the 1952 season and it was there, over the course of that season and the next, that he finished his playing career with 25 senior appearances.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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