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Key Facts

Full name
James McE Smith

Known as
Jimmy Smith

Born
4 January 1877

Died
18 August 1948 (aged 71)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 129d
Last game: 32y 145d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda

Jimmy Smith

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1899-1906, 1908-1909130220.1715%0
Total1899-1906, 1908-1909130220.1715%0

AFL: 451st player to appear, 1,678th most games played, 3,479th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 83rd player to appear, 83rd most games played, 275th most goals kicked

Ruckman Jimmy Smith was a stalwart member of St Kilda's early VFL combinations, and the first player from the club to play 100 league games. All told, he played a total of 130 games for the Saints between 1899 and 1906, and in 1908-09, and represented the VFL in 1900 and 1901. In 1907 he acted as an umpire. After his retirement as a player Smith had three brief stints as coach of St Kilda before moving north to Queensland.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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