Jack Green (footballer, born 1905)

John Joseph Patrick Green (29 September 1905 – 24 May 1960) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Carlton and Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Jack Green
Personal information
Full name John Joseph Patrick Green
Date of birth (1905-09-29)29 September 1905
Place of birth Brunswick, Victoria
Date of death 24 May 1960(1960-05-24) (aged 54)
Place of death South Melbourne, Victoria
Original team(s) University Blacks (VAFA)
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1929–1933 Carlton 086 (109)
1934–1936 Hawthorn 040 (167)
Total 126 (276)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1936.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com


University Blacks

He played, as full-forward, for the University Blacks from 1926 to 1928, scoring 66 goals in the 1926 season,[1] 106 goals in the 1927 season, and 118 goals in just thirteen matches in 1928.[2]


The older brother of Carlton footballer, Bob Green, Green started his VFL career with Carlton and was used as a key position player.[3] During this time he earned selection for the Victorian interstate side.[3]


He moved to Hawthorn for the 1934 season and played at full-forward.

In his first season at Hawthorn he kicked a club record 80 goals.[3] It remained a record until 1968 when it was bettered by Peter Hudson.[4] He again topped Hawthorn's goal-kicking the following season with 63 goals.[4]


  1. Metropolitan Amateurs, The Age, (Monday, 13 September 1926), p.9.
  2. Football: Metropolitan Amateurs, The Argus, (Friday, 14 September 1928), p.18; Two Champions, The (Melbourne) Herald, (Friday, 13 September 1929), p.17.
  3. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785.
  4. Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 - The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7.


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