Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Edward Jackson

Known as
Eddie Jackson

16 March 1925

5 February 1996 (aged 70)

Indigenous Australian

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 48d
Last game: 27y 153d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 7

Eddie Jackson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 5,663rd player to appear, 2,840th most games played, 4,932nd most goals kickedMelbourne: 672nd player to appear, 200th most games played, 435th most goals kicked

A tremendous ball handler and ball user, Melbourne's Echuca recruit Eddie Jackson was somewhat unfortunate in that his career occurred, for the most part, during the interval between the club's two finest eras. Nevertheless, he did manage to win a seat on the bench for the 1948 Grand Final and Grand Final Replay, in which the Demons ultimately overcame Essendon. One of the first indigenous Australians to be permitted to succeed at Australian football's highest level, Jackson played a total of 84 VFL games for Melbourne between 1947 and 1952. He continued to play country football for many years after his retirement from the 'big time'.

Author - John Devaney


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