Ricky Jackson

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Ricky Jackson
Personal information
Full name Ricky Jackson
Date of birth (1967-06-19) 19 June 1967 (age 49)
Original team(s) Dandenong West/Richmond
Height / weight 170 cm / 71 kg
Position(s) Rover
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1986–91 Melbourne 80 (131)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1991.
Career highlights
  • Melbourne leading goalkicker, 1988
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Ricky Jackson (born 19 June 1967) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne in the Victorian Football League/Australian Football League (VFL/AFL).

Jackson tried out initially at Richmond but the rover was not wanted by the club due to his size. Despite this rejection, he had a successful career with Melbourne where he became a handy goal scorer and topped their goal-kicking in 1988 with 43 goals. Most notably he kicked five goals in Melbourne's Preliminary Final win over Carlton that year, although he went goal-less from the forward pocket in their Grand Final loss.

A Victorian interstate representative, Jackson was picked up by Footscray in the 1991 AFL Draft but did not break into their seniors. He represented Australia in the 1990 International Rules series.

References[edit]

  • Ricky Jackson's statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.