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Key Facts

Full name
John Ibrahim

Known as
John Ibrahim

8 January 1944

6 September 2023 (aged 79)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 105d
Last game: 24y 180d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne; Sunshine

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 3

Recruited from
North Melbourne (1969)

John Ibrahim

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1962-196885500.5938%11.364.051.865

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 7,343rd player to appear, 2,857th most games played, 2,041st most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 539th player to appear, 155th most games played, 132nd most goals kicked

Quick, wholehearted and powerful, John Ibrahim may not have been the most graceful player in the VFL, particularly when kicking, but he was nevertheless highly effective, particularly early in his career. Ibrahim debuted with North Melbourne as an 18-year-old in 1962, and was a VFL representative two years later. He played in numerous positions with the 'Roos in an 85-game, 50-goal VFL career that ended, somewhat prematurely perhaps, in 1968. Ibrahim then crossed to VFA club Sunshine, where he spent the 1970 season as captain-coach.

Author - John Devaney


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