Max James

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Max James
Personal information
Full name Max James
Date of birth (1951-12-27) 27 December 1951 (age 63)
Height/Weight 186 cm / 86 kg
Position(s) Centre half forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
Port Adelaide
South Melbourne
Port Adelaide

54 (57)
148 (152)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1982 season.
Career highlights

Max James (born 27 December 1951) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He also spent some time in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) with Port Adelaide during the 1970s.

James started out at Port Adelaide in 1971 and was a member of their 1977 premiership team. Known for his high flying marks, James transferred to South Melbourne and made his VFL debut in the opening round of the 1978 VFL season, in the same game as then Essendon player Roger Merrett. Most of James's games were played from centre half forward, but he was used in various others positions during an injury-riddled stint in the league.

When South Melbourne relocated to Sydney for the 1982 VFL season, James joined them in the move but could only manage three appearances. His son Heath James would later play for the Sydney Swans.

James represented South Australia in eight interstate matches, including at the 1975 Knockout Carnival. In 1977 he was awarded a Simpson Medal for his performance in a match against Western Australia.

James ran as an independent candidate at the 2010 South Australian state election in the House of Assembly seat of Port Adelaide held by Rann Labor Treasurer Kevin Foley. In a candidate field of five, James came third receiving 11 percent of the vote.