Jim Ross (Australian footballer)

James Allan Ross (18 October 1927  18 September 2015) was an Australian rules footballer in the VFL. He was a star ruckman and centre half-forward.

Jim Ross
Ross during his St Kilda career
Personal information
Full name James Allan Ross[1]
Date of birth (1927-10-18)18 October 1927
Date of death 18 September 2015(2015-09-18) (aged 87)
Place of death Launceston, Tasmania
Original team(s) Ringwood, Victoria
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 79.5 kg (175 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1946–1954 St Kilda 139 (171)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1954.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Ross won three club Best and Fairest awards. He left St Kilda and coached in Tasmania when only 26 years old, winning All-Australian selection in 1958.

He was the fifth Tasmanian inducted into St Kilda's Hall of Fame. During his career at St Kilda he represented Victoria four times.

Ross died at the Launceston General Hospital in Launceston, Tasmania on 18 September 2015.[2]


  1. "Tribute:Jim Ross". Herald Sun.
  2. Poulter, Geoff (23 September 2015). "Tasmania's St Kilda legend Jim Ross dies, aged 87". The Mercury. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
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