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Key Facts

Full name
Allen John Jakovich

Known as
Allen Jakovich

21 March 1968 (age 55)

Place of birth
Perth, WA (6000)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 3d
Last game: 28y 156d

Height and weight
Height: 187 cm
Weight: 98 kg

Senior clubs
South Fremantle; Woodville; Melbourne; Footscray

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 13
Footscray: 13

Recruited from
Woodville (1991); Melbourne (1996)

State of origin

Family links
Glen Jakovich (Brother)

Allen Jakovich

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South FremantleWAFL1985-19867223.14
AFL1991-1994, 1996542083.8548%9.941.075.8015
Total1985-1986, 1989-1994, 19961094534.16

AFL: 10,189th player to appear, 4,121st most games played, 382nd most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,121st player to appear, 353rd most games played, 26th most goals kickedFootscray: 863rd player to appear, 744th most games played, 447th most goals kicked

The older brother of former South Fremantle and West Coast champion Glen Jakovich, Allen Jakovich was in some respects almost the antithesis of his immensely durable, solid and hard working brother. His stint in South Australian football was brief, but notable. A dynamic, volatile performer whose whole raison d'être seemed to involve kicking goals, he played a total of 48 senior SANFL games for Woodville in 1989 and 1990, topping their goal-kicking ladder both years. In all matches over those two seasons, he kicked 223 goals in total. In 1990 he represented South Australia against his home state and was directly opposed for a time by his brother.

The 1991 season saw Jakovich crossing to the AFL with Melbourne where, after a dazzling start, his form and fitness fell away. He later played briefly with Footscray. Prior to joining Woodville he had spent time with South Fremantle and Southern Districts (Darwin) as well as a couple of West Australian country teams.

Author - John Devaney


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