Jim Dorgan

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Jim Dorgan
Personal information
Full name James Walter Dorgan
Date of birth (1930-11-26)26 November 1930
Date of death 30 January 2003(2003-01-30) (aged 72)
Original team(s) Williamstown (VFA)
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1951–1958 South Melbourne 102 (2)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1958.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

James Anthony Dorgan (26 November 1930 – 30 January 2003)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne in the VFL during the 1950s.

Dorgan played in the back pocket and had his best season in 1956 where he won South Melbourne's Best and Fairest award as well as finishing 3rd in the Brownlow Medal.

For many years, Dorgan was officially credited with playing three games for Melbourne in 1949, but in 2018 these were correctly re-assigned to his brother Jack Dorgan. A third brother, Frank, was a premiership winning coach of the Williamstown Rovers.[2]


  1. ^ "Jim Dorgan - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Jack Dorgan Again Coach of Echuca East". The Riverine Herald (23, 691). New South Wales, Australia. 4 December 1953. p. 1. Retrieved 12 October 2018 – via National Library of Australia.

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