John Cassin (footballer)

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John Cassin
Personal information
Date of birth (1951-07-02) 2 July 1951 (age 66)
Original team(s) Colac (HFL)
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1971–1974 Essendon 051 0(32)
1977–1981 North Melbourne 078 0(83)
1981–1982 Fitzroy 005 00(0)
Total 134 (115)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1982.
Career highlights
  • 1977 premiership player with North Melbourne
Sources: AFL Tables,

John Cassin (born 2 July 1951) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Essendon, North Melbourne and Fitzroy in the VFL.

He made his league debut in 1971 for Essendon after being recruited by the club under the father-son rule, his father Jack was a dual premiership player with Essendon.

Cassin was mainly a wingman during his career but was also used on the ball and up forward. In 1975 he left the VFL and joined West Torrens in South Australia, captaining them for the 1976 season. In 1977 he joined North Melbourne and was one of the club's leading goalkickers in their premiership year with 36 goals. He managed to play every game that year, including the 1977 VFL Grand Final which went to a replay. He is the only player to have played twenty seven games in a VFL/AFL season.[1] During the 1981 season he crossed to Fitzroy but only appeared 5 times for the club before leaving them the following year.


  1. ^ Rodgers, Stephen (1996). 100 Years of AFL Players - Volume 3. Melbourne: East-Side Printing. p. 1586. ISBN 0646300164. 

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