James Gallagher (Australian footballer)

James Gallagher (born 17 November 1979) is an Australian rules footballer who played with Adelaide in the Australian Football League (AFL).

James Gallagher
Personal information
Full name James Gallagher
Date of birth (1979-11-17) 17 November 1979
Original team(s) Norwood
Height 176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2001–2004 Adelaide 38 (11)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2004.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Gallagher, a Sacred Heart College alumni, was the third generation of his family to play for Norwood. Both his grandfather Sam Gallagher, and uncle Phil Gallagher, played for Norwood and South Australia.[1]

A midfielder, he was promoted from the Adelaide Rookie List in 2001 and played four seasons for the club, often coming off the bench.[2][3]

He has gone on to play over 200 games for Norwood and has been club captain since 2007. He won back to back best and fairest awards in 2007 and 2008.

In 2012 he came out of retirement to win a premiership with Norwood.


  1. "James Gallagher". Adelaide Football Club. Archived from the original on 30 September 2009.
  2. "AFL Tables: James Gallagher". afltables.com.
  3. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
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