Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
John Baggott

Known as
Jack Baggott

20 July 1906

Place of birth
South Africa (Pietermaritzburg, Natal)

2 June 1995 (aged 88)

Teacher, Cinema operator

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 284d
Last game: 30y 327d

Height and weight
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
Northcote; Richmond; Essendon

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 14
Essendon: 10

Recruited from
Dimboola (1925); Northcote (1927); Richmond (1936)

State of origin
South Africa (Pietermaritzburg, Natal)

Family links
Ron Baggott (Brother)

Jack Baggott

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Total1925, 1927-19371631651.01

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,242nd player to appear, 1,325th most games played, 700th most goals kickedRichmond: 290th player to appear, 96th most games played, 46th most goals kickedEssendon: 495th player to appear, 570th most games played, 1,041st most goals kicked

Born in South Africa of Australian parents, Jack Baggott commenced his senior career with Northcote where he played 16 games and kicked 25 goals in 1925. Fast and versatile, he was capable of great football at both ends of the ground, a fact he proved repeatedly and most emphatically during the course of his 128 game VFL career with Richmond between 1927 and 1935. He topped the Tigers' goalkicking list in both of his first two seasons in league football, but was equally accomplished asa defender.

A member of Richmond's 1932 and 1934 premiership-winning combinations, Baggott turned his hand to coaching with Essendon in 1936, initially as a player also, but he retired after 19 further VFL games in order to concentrate on his duties as coach. He remained at the helm at Essendon until he resigned early in the 1939 season, claiming he had lost the confidence of the club committee. He returned to the VFL scene in 1940 as coach of South Melbourne, but a lacklustre season which yielded just seven wins precipitated his departure. While with Richmond, Baggott had represented the VFL during the 1928 season.

Author - John Devaney


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* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
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