Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
James McAllester

Known as
Jim McAllester

16 April 1959 (age 63)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 362d
Last game: 25y 124d

Height and weight
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs
Essendon; Footscray; Collingwood

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 40
Footscray: 36, 21
Collingwood: 46

Recruited from
Essendon (1981); Footscray (1984)

Jim McAllester

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
V/AFL1980-1982, 198436220.6131%
Total1980-1982, 198436220.6131%

AFL: 9,144th player to appear, 5,026th most games played, 3,490th most goals kickedEssendon: 871st player to appear, 1,054th most games played, 1,143rd most goals kickedFootscray: 714th player to appear, 436th most games played, 553rd most goals kickedCollingwood: 848th player to appear, 721st most games played, 329th most goals kicked

Jim McAllester was a hard working utility capable of playing as a forward, a defender or even, on occasion, in the ruck. He joined Essendon in 1980 from Moonee Imperials, but was only selected for senior duty twice, spending the majority of time on the bench and failing to record a single possession. He fared rather better at Footscray, where he played 24 VFL games and scored four goals in 1981-2. He then spent the 1983 season playing for East Ballarat, where he produced a string of impressive performances, eliciting interest from Collingwood, which was where he ended up in 1984. In many ways it proved to be the most memorable season of his career as he produced a number of telling performances, including a game against Sydney when he bagged a match-winning tally of seven goals. His time in the sun was fleeting, however, and after just 10 games and 18 goals for the Magpies his VFL career was over.

Author - John Devaney


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