Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
James Marchbank

Known as
Jim Marchbank

17 August 1878

6 January 1958 (aged 79)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 25y 12d
Last game: 35y 6d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 10, 15, 2

Family links
Bill Marchbank (Step-brother)Caleb Marchbank (Great nephew)

Jim Marchbank

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CarltonV/AFL1903-1904, 1906-1913115430.3774%0
Total1903-1904, 1906-1913115430.3774%0

AFL: 908th player to appear, 2,018th most games played, 2,274th most goals kickedCarlton: 159th player to appear, 140th most games played, 179th most goals kicked

Marchbank gave Carlton fine service in two separate stints (1903-4 and 1906-13) which amounted to 115 VFL games and saw him contribute to two flag wins. Either as a ruckman or at centre half forward, he was tough, aggressive and powerful, and always gave good value. Despite being widely regarded as the epitome of fairness, he was once suspended from the game for almost a year.

Author - John Devaney


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