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Jack Leith


Jack Leith

Jack Leith
Playing career1

Melbourne (1897–1903, 1905–08, 1911–12)

  • 133 games, 162 goals
1 Playing statistics to end of 1912 season .

John G. 'Jack' Leith (born 12 August 1872) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne in the early years of the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Leith was a forward and prior to joining Melbourne in the inaugural VFL season played with Geelong in the Victorian Football Association. He was a centre half forward in Melbourne's 1900 premiership team and topped the club's goalkicking on four occasions, 1897, 1899, 1902 and 1907. When having a set shot at goal he used the place kick and once, in a game against St Kilda, kicked five goals from place kicks. He retired at the end of the 1908 season but returned to the league in 1911, this time playing as a defender.[1]


External links

  • Jack Leith's statistics from AFL Tables
  • Fullpointsfooty profile
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Charlie Young
Frank Langley
Basil Onyons
Melbourne Football Club Leading Goalkicker
Succeeded by
Charlie Young
Tommy Ryan
Vince Coutie
Vince Coutie

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