Jim Caldwell (footballer)

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Jim Caldwell
Personal information
Full name James McIlwrick Caldwell
Date of birth (1888-08-11)11 August 1888
Place of birth Williamstown, Victoria
Date of death 21 August 1929(1929-08-21) (aged 41)
Place of death East Melbourne, Victoria
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Position(s) Rover
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1907–08, 1920–22 Williamstown 070
1909–19 South Melbourne 155 (34)
1923–24 Perth 013
Coaching career3
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1923–24 Perth 28 (4–23–1)
1925 Carlton 11 (4–7–0)
1929 South Melbourne 4 (1–3–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1924.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 1929.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Jim Caldwell (11 August 1888 – 21 August 1929) was an Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Caldwell played through the centre and was a premiership player with Victorian Football Association (VFA) club Williamstown before joining South Melbourne in 1909. In his debut season, South Melbourne reached the Grand Final but Caldwell missed playing due to a nine-week suspension for striking in the Preliminary Final. Almost a decade later, in 1918, he captained the club to victory in the 1918. By then, Caldwell was playing as a rover and had become a regular Victorian interstate representative.

In 1921, Caldwell captain-coached Williamstown to a premiership.[1]

Caldwell coached VFL club Carlton in 1925. In 1929, Caldwell was appointed South Melbourne coach but died season, on 21 August.[2]

He is the brother of the St Kilda footballer Arthur Caldwell.

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  1. ^ Fiddian, Marc (2013). The VFA – A History of the Victorian Football Association 1877 – 1995. Melbourne Sports Books. p. 47. 
  2. ^ "FOOTBALLER'S DEATH". The Examiner. Launceston, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 21 August 1929. p. 2 Edition: DAILY. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 


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