Jock O'Brien (footballer, born 1909)

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Jock O'Brien
Personal information
Full name Jock O'Brien
Date of birth 24 January 1909
Date of death 14 March 1985(1985-03-14) (aged 76)
Original team(s) Williamstown
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1932–1934 Essendon 22 (12)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1934.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Jock O'Brien (24 January 1909 – 14 March 1985) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

O'Brien played his junior football for Essendon but was recruited from Williamstown. He was used as wingman and rover.[1] He won the award for Essendon's "best first year player" in 1932 but after two more seasons had to retire, due to work commitments.[2]

He was the elder brother of North Melbourne captain Dally O'Brien.[3]


  1. ^ "O'Brien, John". Essendon Football Club official website. 
  2. ^ The Argus,"Essendons Losses", 15 March 1935, p. 13
  3. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.