Jim Knight (footballer)

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Jim Knight
Personal information
Full name James Bell Knight
Date of birth 3 January 1918
Date of death 11 October 1943(1943-10-11) (aged 25)
Original team(s) Presbyterian Guild
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1939–1941 Geelong 42 (54)
1942–1943 Carlton 15 0(7)
Total 57 (61)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1943.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

James 'Jim' Bell Knight (3 January 1918 – 11 October 1943) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong and Carlton in the VFL.

Munday won a Carji Greeves Medal in 1941 for Geelong's best and fairest player. He joined Carlton in 1942 after Geelong withdrew from the competition due to the war and spent two seasons with the club.

While playing at Carlton he received military training and in 1943 he joined the RAAF at Papua New Guinea in the fight against the Japanese. He was killed when his aircraft crashed accidentally on take off from Goodenough Island.

The runner up in the Geelong Best and Fairest now wins the Jim Knight Memorial Trophy.

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