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Key Facts

Full name
James Sadler

Known as
Jim Sadler

28 July 1886

19 July 1975 (aged 88)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 293d
Last game: 31y 28d

Height and weight
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 72 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 18, 21, 25, 23

Recruited from
West End Allansford (1908)

Jim Sadler

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 1,383rd player to appear, 1,532nd most games played, 6,104th most goals kickedCollingwood: 142nd player to appear, 122nd most games played, 564th most goals kicked

James Sadler was an elusive, pacy and versatile player for Collingwood in 135 VFL games between 1908 and 1917. Originally from Allansford, he broke into the strong Magpie line-up as a half back flanker, but later played with equal success as a wingman and rover. When Collingwood overcame Carlton in the 1910 VFL Grand Final, Sadler was in a back pocket. He went to the 1911 Adelaide carnival with the VFL side, and also donned the Big V jumper in 1912.

Author - John Devaney


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