Jim Deane

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Jim Deane
Personal information
Date of birth (1928-01-02)2 January 1928
Date of death 13 November 2010(2010-11-13) (aged 82)
Place of death Balaklava, South Australia
Original team(s) South Adelaide
Height / weight 180 cm / 81 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1945–1953 South Adelaide
1954–1955 Richmond 33 (17)
1956 – 1957 South Adelaide 157 (95)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
South Australia 15 (12)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1951–1953 South Adelaide
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1955.
Career highlights
  • Captain of South Adelaide, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1957
  • Magarey Medallist 1953, 1957 (runner up in 1949, 1950, 1951)
  • Six time best and fairest for South Adelaide, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1956, 1957
  • Tomkins Medallist 1945
  • Life member of South Adelaide 1956
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Jim Deane (2 January 1928 – 13 November 2010) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Richmond in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and South Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).

A half forward flanker, Deane is one of only two South Adelaide players to have won dual Magarey Medals. He won the first in 1953 and the second in 1957, although the latter was not awarded until 1998 when the league decided to give players who lost on a countback over the years their Medal retrospectively. Deane also won six best and fairest awards for South Adelaide and represented South Australia at interstate football on 15 occasions.

Deane coached Myrtleford in the Ovens and Murray Football League from 1958 to 1962. He won the league's Morris Medal in 1958 and 1961.[1]

In 1971 and 1972 he was the non-playing coach of South Adelaide.

Deane died in Balaklava, South Australia on 13 November 2010. He was survived by his wife Colleen and children Michael, Anne, Tracy, Sally and Julie.[2]


  1. ^ Herald Sun
  2. ^ Morgan, K. (18 November 2010). "Deane remembered as 'absolute beauty'". Southern Times Messenger. Accessed 21 November 2010.

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