Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
James Davidson

Known as
Jimmy Davidson

13 August 1904

24 November 1953 (aged 49)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 10d
Last game: 28y 21d

Height and weight
Height: 165 cm
Weight: 62 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 29

Jimmy Davidson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 2,922nd player to appear, 1,520th most games played, 1,709th most goals kickedMelbourne: 420th player to appear, 87th most games played, 118th most goals kicked

Recruited from Walhalla, rover Jimmy Davidson made his senior Melbourne debut in 1924 and was a key member two years later of the club’s challenge final-winning team against Collingwood. He was a consistently good performer throughout his nine-season, 137 game, 62 goal VFL career. Diminutive in stature at 165cm and 62kg he lacked nothing in either courage or persistence.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Publications


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