Jack Shorten

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Jack Shorten
Personal information
Full name John F. Shorten
Date of birth 30 November 1887
Date of death 9 October 1958(1958-10-09) (aged 70)
Original team(s) Royal Australian Artillery
Height / weight 183 cm / 83 kg
Position(s) Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1909–10, 1912–13 Collingwood 60 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1913.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

John 'Jack' Shorten (30 November 1887 - 9 October 1958)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Shorten was the centre half back in Collingwood's 1910 premiership team. His involvement in a second half melee kept him out of action for the entire 1911 season as he received a 28 games suspension for striking, exactly the same punishment handed out to Carlton's Percy Sheehan. It remains the longest suspension ever for a Collingwood player.


  1. ^ "Jack Shorten". Collingwood Forever. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  • Jack Shorten's statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.