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.


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