Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
James Larkin

Known as
Jimmy Larkin

27 October 1874

10 December 1930 (aged 56)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 199d
Last game: 28y 306d

Senior clubs

Jimmy Larkin

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 309th player to appear, 3,206th most games played, 1,714th most goals kickedEssendon: 40th player to appear, 254th most games played, 142nd most goals kicked

Prior to commencing with Essendon in 1898 Jimmy Larkin played an unknown number of games in the VFA with North Melbourne. Earlier still he had played for West Melbourne. A canny, agile half forward who was dangerous near goal he played in the Same Old’s 1901 grand finl win over Collingwood. He also played in the following season’s losing premiership decider against the same opponent. All told he played 73 VFL games and kicked 61 goals for Essendon between 1898 and 1903.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; Those Magnificent Men 1897-1987 by Michael Maplestone


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