John Harris (Australian footballer)

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John Harris
Personal information
Date of birth 4 November 1903
Date of death 29 June 1993(1993-06-29) (aged 89)
Original team Brighton (VFA)
Height/Weight 165 cm / 63 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
088 (48)
034 (10)
122 (58)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1930-1931 Hawthorn 36 (9-27-0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1931 season.

John 'Jiggy' Harris (4 November 1903 - 29 June 1993)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood and Hawthorn in the VFL.

Recruited from Brighton, Harris started his career at Collingwood where he played as both a wingman and half forward flanker. He was a member of Collingwood premiership sides in 1927 and 1928. After being dropped for the 1929 Grand Final, thus missing out on a third successive premiership, Harris left Collingwood and joined Hawthorn as captain-coach. He spent two seasons with Hawthorn before joining VFA club Coburg where he played in a losing grand final in 1933.


  1. ^ "John Harris". Collingwood Forever. Retrieved 7 September 2014.