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Key Facts

Full name
James Mooring

Known as
Jim Mooring

Born
14 October 1917

Died
20 October 2007 (aged 90)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 196d
Last game: 31y 345d

Height and weight
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 74 kg

Senior clubs
Carlton

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 16

Jim Mooring

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CarltonV/AFL1940-19491261611.2863%16.001.0018
Total1940-19491261611.2863%16.001.0018

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,776th player to appear, 1,727th most games played, 575th most goals kickedCarlton: 551st player to appear, 117th most games played, 40th most goals kicked

Early in his VFL career with Carlton Jim Mooring was hailed as a champion in the making, but although he enjoyed a fine and in some ways estimable career he perhaps fell a little adrift of that prognosis. Between 1940 and 1949 he played 126 VFL games and registered 161 goals for the Blues, with the highlights being a club best and fairest award in 1942 and participation as first rover in Carlton's 1945 grand final win over South Melbourne. His last game was the losing grand final of 1949 against Essendon. Smooth moving, athletic and a fine exponent of the drop kick, Mooring played most of his football either in the centre or as a rover.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article

Footnotes

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