James Wilson (Australian rules footballer)

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James "Jimmy" Wilson (c. 1855 – 16 November 1935) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong in the Victorian Football Association (VFA), captaining the side for a few seasons during the 1870s and 1880s. This was an era when the club won a number of premierships prior to the inception of the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Wilson was also a jockey who rode in the Melbourne Cup and later he had a distinguished career as a trainer.[1][2]


  1. ^ "MR. JAMES WILSON DEATH AT GEELONG.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.: 1848–1956). Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 18 November 1935. p. 12. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  2. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=qL9VAAAAIBAJ&sjid=r5YDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7240%2C1638791 The Age 18 November 1935

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