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Key Facts

Full name
James Park

Known as
Jim Park

Born
14 February 1910

Died
9 February 1943 (aged 32)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 97d
Last game: 30y 199d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 82 kg

Senior clubs
Carlton

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 26

Jim Park

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CarltonV/AFL1932-194012850.0466%11.293.7526
Total1932-194012850.0466%11.293.7526

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,921st player to appear, 1,727th most games played, 6,201st most goals kickedCarlton: 492nd player to appear, 112th most games played, 555th most goals kicked

Heftily built, Carlton defender Jim Park was nevertheless quick, surprisingly agile, and excellent in the air. He is probably best remembered for his dogged display in the 1938 VFL Grand Final when he restricted champion Collingwood forward Ron Todd to just three goals, thereby making a significant contribution to the Blues' eventual 15-point win. Park played a total of 128 senior games for Carlton between 1932 and 1940, and was a VFL interstate representative in 1938. He died in action during World War II.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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