Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
James O'Brien

Known as
Jim O'Brien

2 August 1936

23 January 1996 (aged 59)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 338d
Last game: 26y 296d

Height and weight
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 71 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 28

Jim O'Brien

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1957-196375751.0051%6

AFL: 6,851st player to appear, 3,148th most games played, 1,432nd most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,048th player to appear, 196th most games played, 84th most goals kicked

Old Xaverians product Jim O’Brien was a dynamic rover with good goal sense whose highly promising league career with St Kilda was cut short by the demands of his profession as a lawyer. From 1957 to 1963 he played 75 VFL games for the Saints whilst averaging precisely a goal a game.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Publications


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