|Full name||James Munroe Aitken|
|Date of birth||15 May 1872|
|Place of birth||Sebastopol, Victoria|
|Date of death||27 August 1944(aged 72)|
|Place of death||Caulfield North, Victoria|
|1897–1898||Carlton (VFL)||15 (3)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1898.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Aitken was Carlton's inaugural VFL captain when the league formed for the 1897 season, replacing Tom Blake. He had been the club's vice-captain the previous season when they competed in the Victorian Football Association (VFA), and was elected captain before the start of the season, with a twelve to eight majority vote. After a disappointing run of form, just making the side to play against South Melbourne and Melbourne, he was left out of the team and replaced by Ernie Walton. Aitken left the Blues midway through the 1898 season and joined Melbourne. He played four games for Melbourne before leaving the game. He was the first player in the VFL to play senior premiership matches for two clubs in the same season.
- De Bolfo, Tony. "Revealed! Carlton's first Captain". Carltonfc.com.au. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
- Main, Jim; Holmesby, Russell (1992). The Encyclopedia of League Footballers. Melbourne, Victoria: Wilkinson Books. p. 3. ISBN 1-86337-085-4.
- De Bolfo, Tony (3 May 2012) Whatever happened to Jimmy Aitken?
- Rodgers, Stephen (1996). 100 Years of AFL Players - Volume 3. Melbourne: East-Side Printing. p. 1613. ISBN 0646300164.
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