Jim Craig (Australian footballer)
James "Jim" Craig (15 October 1900 – 23 November 1978) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the West Perth Football Club in the West Australian Football League (WAFL). He was the winner of the 1927 Sandover Medal as the "fairest and best" player in the league.
|Full name||James Craig|
|Date of birth||15 October 1900|
|Place of birth||Kalgoorlie, Western Australia|
|Date of death||23 November 1978 68)(aged|
|Place of death||Embleton, Western Australia|
|1918–31||West Perth||203 (57)|
|Representative team honours|
|1924–29||Western Australia||18 (2)|
He made his debut for Western Australia at the 1924 Australasian Football Carnival, held in Hobart. Craig also played in the 1927 carnival held in Melbourne, in total playing in 18 interstate and carnival matches for the state.
With seven votes, Craig was the winner of the 1927 Sandover Medal, retiring a couple of years later after playing 216 games for West Perth. Craig had captained the club during part of the 1928 season and the entire 1930 season.
He died in Embleton in 1978.
In 2000, he was included as an interchange player in West Perth's Team of the Century.
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