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Key Facts

Full name
Jack Fincher

Known as
Jack Fincher

27 November 1904

4 October 1970 (aged 65)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 154d
Last game: 28y 237d

Height and weight
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 72 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond; Footscray

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 10
Footscray: 25

Recruited from
Richmond (1931)

Family links
Charlie Fincher (Brother)

Jack Fincher

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,248th player to appear, 2,282nd most games played, 1,392nd most goals kickedRichmond: 291st player to appear, 237th most games played, 137th most goals kickedFootscray: 142nd player to appear, 329th most games played, 227th most goals kicked

Jack Fincher was an extremely hard working, tenacious rover who particularly excelled when the going was tough. In the premiership play-off of 1927, played in torrential rain and freezing winds, with the MCG partially submerged, he was Richmond's best player in a 12-point loss to Collingwood. He also played in the losing premiership deciders of 1928 and 1929. In 1931, after 69 VFL games and 54 goals for the Tigers, he crossed to Footscray, where he gave good service in a further 36 games (for 24 goals) over the next three seasons.

Author - John Devaney


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