Jack MacDonald (footballer)

Jack MacDonald (born 16 May 1927) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1]

Jack MacDonald
Personal information
Full name Jack MacDonald
Date of birth (1927-05-16)16 May 1927
Original team(s) Carey Grammar/Camberwell
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1951–1953 Hawthorn 33 (45)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1953.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

McDonald, from Carey Grammar originally, came to Hawthorn from Camberwell. He had initially trained with Melbourne, but Hawthorn made a claim for him as he was in their residential zone.[2]

After finishing second to Pat Cash in the Hawthorn goal-kicking in his first season, he topped the list in 1952, with 25 goals.[3][4]


  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  2. The Argus,"Hawthorn hold McDonald", 25 April 1951, p. 12
  3. Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 – The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7.
  4. "AFL Tables: Jack MacDonald". afltables.com.

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