John McCarthy (Australian rules footballer born 1967)
|Date of birth||30 March 1967|
|Place of birth||Wales|
|Original team||North Hobart|
|Debut||1986, North Melbourne|
|Height/Weight||185 cm / 89 kg|
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1996 season.
John Frederick George McCarthy (born 30 March 1967) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with North Melbourne and Fitzroy in the VFL/AFL. Originally from Wales, McCarthy is one of the most successful Australian rules football players to have been born overseas. Between 1989 and 1993 he represented Tasmania regularly at interstate football.
McCarthy grew up in Tasmania and played his early football with North Hobart and developed into a key position player. He debuted in the VFL for North Melbourne in 1986 and spent seven seasons with the club. In 1993 he moved to Fitzroy and kicked 40 goals in his debut season.
Post retirement he was prosecuted for the alleged rape of a woman while celebrating his buck's night in 2003. He was charged with three counts of rape but the following year was acquitted of all charges.
- John McCarthy's statistics from AFL Tables