Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
John J. Caulfield

Known as
John Caulfield

25 January 1944

20 October 2006 (aged 62)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 148d
Last game: 19y 225d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond; Port Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 53

Recruited from
Richmond (1965)

John Caulfield

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Port MelbourneVFA1965-1971118140.12
Total1963, 1965-1971127140.11

AFL: 7,508th player to appear, 8,465th most games played, 12,121st most goals kickedRichmond: 655th player to appear, 715th most games played, 1,084th most goals kicked

John Caulfield worked his way up from the fourths at Richmond before making his senior debut in 1963. He played nine games that year but, after playing only reserves football in 1964, he transferred to VFA first division side Port Melbourne. A half back and ruck-rover, he was highly successful during his time with the Borough, winning a best and fairest award in 1965 and lining up at centre half back in the following year’s grand final-winning team. He also represented the VFA at the 1966 Hobart carnival. From 1965 to 1971 he played 118 games and scored 14 goals for Port, captaining the side in his last three seasons. His next port of call was Sydney club Western Suburbs where he played from 1972 to 1976, enjoying premiership success on three occasions. He was a regular New South Wales interstate player and captained his club, the Magpies, in 1974-5-6.

Author - John Devaney


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