Jack Mueller

Jack Mueller (9 September 1915 – 14 June 2001) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Melbourne Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He was famous for having only eight fingers, after losing two when he caught his hand in a machine at work.[2][3]

Jack Mueller
Personal information
Date of birth 9 September 1915
Date of death 14 June 2001(2001-06-14) (aged 85)
Original team(s) Echuca (Bendigo FL)
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1934–1950[1] Melbourne 216 (378)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1936–1941 Victoria 4 (4)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1950.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

In the late 1940s and 1950s, Mueller was a football commentator on 3KZ, working first with Norman Banks and later Philip Gibbs. Mueller also worked with Gibbs on the program Football Inquest, which was later simulcast on 3KZ and GTV-9.


  1. The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers, 2007 Edition
  2. The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers, 2007 Edition
  3. Taylor, Percy, "Melbourne are Proud of their Great War Record", The Australasian, (Saturday, 24 June 1944), p.23.


  • Ross, John (1999). The Australian Football Hall of Fame. Australia: HarperCollinsPublishers. p. 103. ISBN 0-7322-6426-X.
  • AFL site: Australian Football Hall of Fame
  • Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers (7th edition). Australia: Bas Publishing. p. 884. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.

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