Jack Green (footballer, born 1905)

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Jack Green
Personal information
Full name John Joseph Patrick Green
Date of birth (1905-09-29)29 September 1905
Place of birth Brunswick, Victoria
Date of death 24 May 1960(1960-05-24) (aged 54)
Place of death South Melbourne, Victoria
Original team(s) University Blacks (VAFA)
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1929–1933 Carlton 086 (109)
1934–1936 Hawthorn 040 (167)
Total 126 (276)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1936.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

John Joseph Patrick Green (29 September 1905 – 24 May 1960) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Carlton and Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League (VFL).


University Blacks[edit]

He played, as full-forward, for the University Blacks from 1926 to 1928, scoring 66 goals in the 1926 season,[1] 106 goals in the 1927 season, and 118 goals in just thirteen matches in 1928.[2]


The older brother of Carlton footballer, Bob Green, Green started his VFL career with Carlton and was used as a key position player.[3] During this time he earned selection for the Victorian interstate side.[3]


He moved to Hawthorn for the 1934 season and played at full-forward.

In his first season at Hawthorn he kicked a club record 80 goals.[3] It remained a record until 1968 when it was bettered by Peter Hudson.[4] He again topped Hawthorn's goal-kicking the following season with 63 goals.[4]


  1. ^ Metropolitan Amateurs, The Age, (Monday, 13 September 1926), p.9.
  2. ^ Football: Metropolitan Amateurs, The Argus, (Friday, 14 September 1928), p.18; Two Champions, The (Melbourne) Herald, (Friday, 13 September 1929), p.17.
  3. ^ a b c Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785.
  4. ^ a b Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 - The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7.


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