Jim Stewart (footballer, born 1884)

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Jim Stewart
Jim Stewart 1908.jpg
Cigarette card of Stewart in 1908
Personal information
Full name James Findlay Stewart
Date of birth (1884-04-16)16 April 1884
Place of birth Eaglehawk, Victoria
Date of death 4 February 1951(1951-02-04) (aged 66)
Place of death Brisbane, Queensland[1]
Original team(s) North Melbourne
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Position(s) Half-forward flank, centre
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1905–1910 St Kilda 83 (77)
1912 Carlton 02 0(2)
Total 85 (79)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1912.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

James Findlay Stewart (16 April 1884 – 4 February 1951) was an Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda and Carlton in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Stewart was a wingman in North Melbourne's 1903 Victorian Football Association premiership team and was also a member of the side which were awarded the premiership the following year. Although Carlton tried recruiting him, Stewart opted to join St Kilda in 1905.[2] He was used as a centreman originally but ended up spending most of his time on a half forward flank and topped St Kilda's goal-kicking in both 1907 and 1908, with 21 and 28 goals respectively.[3] His best effort in 1907 was a seven-goal haul in a win over Geelong at Corio Oval, breaking the club record, which had stood at four goals.[4] He returned to North Melbourne in 1911 and then spent a season with Carlton.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Family Notices". The Courier-mail (4428). Queensland, Australia. 5 February 1951. p. 12.
  2. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  3. ^ "AFL Tables: Jim Stewart". afltables.com.
  4. ^ "Jim Stewart". Australian Football.com.