John McCarthy (Australian rules footballer, born 1967)

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John McCarthy
Personal information
Date of birth (1967-03-30) 30 March 1967 (age 50)
Place of birth Wales
Original team(s) North Hobart (TANFL)
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1986–1992 North Melbourne 092 (101)
1993–1996 Fitzroy 071 0(77)
Total 163 (178)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1996.
Sources: AFL Tables,

John Frederick George McCarthy (born 30 March 1967) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with North Melbourne and Fitzroy in the VFL/AFL. Originally from Wales, McCarthy is one of the most successful Australian rules football players to have been born overseas. Between 1989 and 1993 he represented Tasmania regularly at interstate football.

McCarthy grew up in Tasmania and played his early football with North Hobart and developed into a key position player. He debuted in the VFL for North Melbourne in 1986 and spent seven seasons with the club. In 1993 he moved to Fitzroy and kicked 40 goals in his debut season.


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