Jim Plunkett (Australian footballer)

Jim Plunkett (born 26 July 1978) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with the Western Bulldogs and Carlton in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Jim Plunkett
Personal information
Full name Jim Plunkett
Date of birth (1978-07-26) 26 July 1978
Original team(s) Northern Knights
Draft 32nd, 1996 AFL Draft
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1999–2000 Western Bulldogs 10 (1)
2001–2003 Carlton 37 (14)
Total 47 (15)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2003.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

A midfielder, Plunkett played initially at Montmorency and was recruited from the Northern Knights. Selected with the 32nd pick of the 1996 AFL Draft, he was part of a trade which saw Barry Standfield come to the Western Bulldogs. He spent two seasons in the reserves before making his AFL debut in 1999.[1]

Plunkett was delisted by the Bulldogs at the end of the 2000 season but given another opportunity when he was rookie listed by Carlton. He put in a strong performance in the 2001 elimination final win over Adelaide, with 34 disposals and two goals.[2] In 2002 he was a regular member of the team and played 18 games but was let go by the club after a poor showing the following season.

More recently, Plunkett has been involved in the Leading Teams leadership program, which helps sports and work groups with leadership techniques.[3]


  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  2. "Jim Plunkett". AFL Tables.
  3. Pierik, Jon (3 August 2010). "Leading Teams; fad or fab?". Herald Sun. Australia. Archived from the original on 13 October 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2011.
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