Alf Goonan

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Jim 'Alf' Goonan
Personal information
Full name James Goonan
Date of birth 3 April 1904
Place of birth Victoria, Australia
Date of death 22 January 1942(1942-01-22) (aged 37)
Place of death Singapore
Original team(s) North Melbourne Under-19s
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1925–1926 North Melbourne 7 (12)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1926.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Jim 'Alf' Goonan (3 April 1904 – 22 January 1942) was an Australian rules footballer who played with North Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Goonan joined the North Melbourne under 19s, then later played football for the North Melbourne VFA team.

He played in North's first ever VFL game, against Geelong at Corio Oval. He is accredited with scoring North's first ever score in a game of league football. He scored a behind. He then later went on to kick 1.1.

Goonan had a day to remember against Fitzroy at Arden Street, when he kicked 4 goals.[1]

He joined the Army in 1940, and he was killed in action in Singapore in 1942.

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  1. ^ "Alf Goonan". AFL tables. Retrieved 15 April 2009.