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Jack Hamilton

Jack Hamilton

1948-1957
8
Other Guernsey Nos.
36, 7

154 CFC Games Played

16 CFC Goals

Date of Birth
15 November 1928
Date of Death
30 May 1990
Recruited From
Ivanhoe Amateurs
Collingwood Debut
Round 7, 1948
Height:
184cm
Weight:
87kg

Biography

One of Collingwood’s best full-backs since World War II. Tough and ruthless, he missed the 1953 flag after breaking the scaphoid bone four weeks before the finals.

Recruited via the Ivanhoe Amateurs, Hamilton was a fitness fanatic and was one of the few men of his era who lifted weights to improve his strength. Had a rough start to his career when Fitzroy’s Leo Monaghan dislocated his shoulder.

A scowling, tough player with a mean streak, he could see the humorous side to most things, even the reaction of perky Geelong full-forward George Goninon who said after kicking 11 goals on him in a final: “You were a bit lucky today, Jack, that I had to play in a pair of borrowed boots!” He commiserated with St Kilda’s Milne McCooke after the Saint full-forward kicked only two goals. “I thought I went well”, said McCooke. “But you only kicked two goals,” replied Hamilton. “Against the good full-backs I don’t get any.”

He played a magnificent lone hand in defence in the 1955 Grand Final loss, but the following year was on the bench in another runner-up team.

He worked for the the VFL as a junior clerk at first and rose to be appointed the game’s Chief Commissioner.

He was at the helm during a stormy period which included South Melbourne’s move to Sydney, clubs under financial threat, and clearance wrangles being dragged through courts, but through it all maintained a dry sense of humour.

All the football world mourned when he died tragically in a car accident in May 1990.

His son, John, presented the 1990 premiership cup to Tony Shaw and Leigh Matthews after Collingwood’s 48-point win over Essendon.

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Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
1948-1957 154 16 8 64%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
1948 4 0 7

1948 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 7 St Kilda W 0 7 View match >
Round 8 Melbourne W 0 7 View match >
Round 9 Hawthorn W 0 7 View match >
Round 10 Fitzroy W 0 7 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1949 19 0 36

1949 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 2 Melbourne W 0 36 View match >
Round 3 Fitzroy L 0 36 View match >
Round 4 Hawthorn W 0 36 View match >
Round 5 Carlton L 0 36 View match >
Round 6 Essendon W 0 36 View match >
Round 7 Western Bulldogs W 0 36 View match >
Round 8 St Kilda W 0 36 View match >
Round 9 Geelong W 0 36 View match >
Round 10 Richmond W 0 36 View match >
Round 11 Sydney W 0 36 View match >
Round 12 North Melbourne L 0 36 View match >
Round 13 Melbourne L 0 36 View match >
Round 14 Fitzroy W 0 36 View match >
Round 15 Hawthorn W 0 36 View match >
Round 16 Carlton W 0 36 View match >
Round 17 Essendon L 0 36 View match >
Round 18 Western Bulldogs W 0 36 View match >
Round 19 St Kilda L 0 36 View match >
Semi Final Essendon L 0 36 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1950 18 0 8

1950 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Sydney L 0 8 View match >
Round 2 Fitzroy W 0 8 View match >
Round 3 Carlton L 0 8 View match >
Round 4 Hawthorn W 0 8 View match >
Round 5 Geelong W 0 8 View match >
Round 6 Richmond L 0 8 View match >
Round 7 Western Bulldogs W 0 8 View match >
Round 8 Melbourne L 0 8 View match >
Round 9 North Melbourne L 0 8 View match >
Round 10 St Kilda W 0 8 View match >
Round 11 Essendon L 0 8 View match >
Round 12 Sydney W 0 8 View match >
Round 13 Fitzroy L 0 8 View match >
Round 14 Carlton W 0 8 View match >
Round 15 Hawthorn W 0 8 View match >
Round 16 Geelong L 0 8 View match >
Round 17 Richmond L 0 8 View match >
Round 18 Western Bulldogs W 0 8 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1951 19 0 8

1951 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 North Melbourne W 0 8 View match >
Round 2 Melbourne W 0 8 View match >
Round 3 Geelong W 0 8 View match >
Round 4 Essendon L 0 8 View match >
Round 5 Richmond L 0 8 View match >
Round 6 Sydney W 0 8 View match >
Round 7 St Kilda W 0 8 View match >
Round 8 Carlton W 0 8 View match >
Round 9 Hawthorn W 0 8 View match >
Round 10 Western Bulldogs L 0 8 View match >
Round 11 Fitzroy L 0 8 View match >
Round 12 North Melbourne W 0 8 View match >
Round 13 Melbourne W 0 8 View match >
Round 14 Geelong W 0 8 View match >
Round 16 Richmond W 0 8 View match >
Round 17 Sydney W 0 8 View match >
Round 18 St Kilda W 0 8 View match >
Semi Final Geelong L 0 8 View match >
Preliminary Final Essendon L 0 8 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1952 15 0 8

1952 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Hawthorn W 0 8 View match >
Round 2 Fitzroy W 0 8 View match >
Round 3 Essendon W 0 8 View match >
Round 4 St Kilda W 0 8 View match >
Round 5 Carlton W 0 8 View match >
Round 6 Western Bulldogs W 0 8 View match >
Round 7 Melbourne L 0 8 View match >
Round 8 Richmond W 0 8 View match >
Round 9 North Melbourne L 0 8 View match >
Round 10 Sydney W 0 8 View match >
Round 11 Richmond W 0 8 View match >
Round 12 Geelong L 0 8 View match >
Round 13 Hawthorn W 0 8 View match >
Round 14 Fitzroy L 0 8 View match >
Round 15 Essendon W 0 8 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1953 13 3 0 8

1953 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Sydney W 0 8 View match >
Round 2 North Melbourne L 0 8 View match >
Round 3 Geelong L 0 8 View match >
Round 4 Carlton W 0 8 View match >
Round 5 Hawthorn W 0 8 View match >
Round 6 Richmond W 0 8 View match >
Round 8 St Kilda W 0 8 View match >
Round 9 Melbourne W 0 8 View match >
Round 10 Essendon L 0 8 View match >
Round 11 Fitzroy L 0 8 View match >
Round 12 Sydney W 1 0 8 View match >
Round 13 North Melbourne W 1 0 8 View match >
Round 14 Geelong W 1 0 8 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1954 18 11 0 8

1954 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Melbourne W 0 8 View match >
Round 2 Fitzroy W 0 8 View match >
Round 3 St Kilda W 3 0 8 View match >
Round 4 Essendon W 1 0 8 View match >
Round 5 Sydney W 0 8 View match >
Round 6 Geelong L 0 8 View match >
Round 7 Richmond L 0 8 View match >
Round 8 Carlton W 1 0 8 View match >
Round 9 North Melbourne L 0 8 View match >
Round 10 Hawthorn W 0 8 View match >
Round 11 Western Bulldogs W 0 8 View match >
Round 12 Melbourne W 0 8 View match >
Round 13 Fitzroy L 0 8 View match >
Round 14 St Kilda W 1 0 8 View match >
Round 15 Essendon L 0 8 View match >
Round 16 Sydney L 3 0 8 View match >
Round 17 Geelong L 1 0 8 View match >
Round 18 Richmond L 1 0 8 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1955 20 0 0 0 8

1955 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Western Bulldogs L 0 8 View match >
Round 2 North Melbourne W 0 8 View match >
Round 3 St Kilda W 0 8 View match >
Round 4 Hawthorn L 0 8 View match >
Round 5 Carlton W 0 8 View match >
Round 6 Essendon W 0 8 View match >
Round 7 Fitzroy W 0 8 View match >
Round 8 Geelong W 0 8 View match >
Round 10 Richmond W 0 8 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 0 8 View match >
Round 12 Western Bulldogs L 0 8 View match >
Round 13 North Melbourne W 0 8 View match >
Round 14 St Kilda W 0 8 View match >
Round 15 Hawthorn W 0 8 View match >
Round 16 Carlton W 0 8 View match >
Round 17 Essendon L 0 8 View match >
Round 18 Fitzroy W 0 8 View match >
Semi Final Melbourne L 0 8 View match >
Preliminary Final Geelong W 0 8 View match >
Grand Final Melbourne L 0 0 0 8 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1956 16 1 0 0 8

1956 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Hawthorn W 0 8 View match >
Round 2 Sydney W 0 8 View match >
Round 3 Richmond L 0 8 View match >
Round 4 Western Bulldogs W 0 8 View match >
Round 5 Carlton L 0 8 View match >
Round 6 Geelong W 0 8 View match >
Round 7 Melbourne L 0 8 View match >
Round 8 North Melbourne W 0 8 View match >
Round 9 Fitzroy W 0 8 View match >
Round 10 St Kilda W 0 8 View match >
Round 11 Essendon W 0 8 View match >
Round 12 Hawthorn W 0 8 View match >
Round 13 Sydney W 0 8 View match >
Round 18 Melbourne L 1 0 8 View match >
Preliminary Final Western Bulldogs W 0 8 View match >
Grand Final Melbourne L 0 0 0 8 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1957 12 1 0 8

1957 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 3 Geelong W 0 8 View match >
Round 4 Sydney W 1 0 8 View match >
Round 5 Fitzroy W 0 8 View match >
Round 6 North Melbourne L 0 8 View match >
Round 7 St Kilda W 0 8 View match >
Round 10 Carlton W 0 8 View match >
Round 11 Hawthorn W 0 8 View match >
Round 12 Essendon L 0 8 View match >
Round 13 Melbourne D 0 8 View match >
Round 16 Fitzroy L 0 8 View match >
Round 17 North Melbourne W 0 8 View match >
Round 18 St Kilda L 0 8 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 154 16 0
Avg/Game   0.10 0.00
Legend
  • GPGames Played
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • TTackles
  • DDisposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

513

Total AFL Games
154
Total AFL Goals
16
CFC Debut
Round 7, 1948
CFC Last Game
Round 18, 1957
Recruited From
Ivanhoe Amateurs
Full Name
Jack C Hamilton

Awards

  • AFL Hall of Fame
    1996
  • Life Members
    1957
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