Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Sydney Victor Austin James

Known as
Syd James

26 October 1895

Place of birth
Glanville, SA (5015)

3 August 1966 (aged 70)

Place of death
Canterbury, VIC (3126)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 27y 191d
Last game: 29y 223d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Senior clubs
Glenelg; South Melbourne; Hawthorn

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 14
Hawthorn: 24

Recruited from
South Melbourne (1925)

State of origin

Syd James

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1923830.3838%0
V/AFL1923, 19251030.3030%0
Total1921, 1923, 19251940.21

AFL: 2,781st player to appear, 8,128th most games played, 7,012th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 352nd player to appear, 866th most games played, 711th most goals kickedHawthorn: 25th player to appear, 809th most games played, 703rd most goals kicked


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