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Jack Leith

 

Jack Leith

Jack Leith
Melbourne
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]

References

External links

  • Jack Leith's statistics from AFL Tables
  • Fullpointsfooty profile
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Inaugural
Charlie Young
Frank Langley
Basil Onyons
Melbourne Football Club Leading Goalkicker
1897
1899
1902
1907
Succeeded by
Charlie Young
Tommy Ryan
Vince Coutie
Vince Coutie


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