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Jim Mitchell

Image DOB: 26 November 1920
Died: 14 October 1996

Debut: Round 10, 1946 against Richmond at Punt Road
Last Game: Round 12, 1948 against Essendon at Windy Hill

From: Scotch College/University Blacks

Number: 37 1946-1948, 1 1948

Games: 42
Goals: 33
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
2901369.04

Statistical categories led:
Most goals in jumper 37

Joining the Demons from university after having earlier played two seasons with the Scotch 1st XVIII in 1937 and 1938, Mitchell is said to be the shortest player ever to represent the club, standing just 160cm tall, but proved to be a handy goalkicker in his three years on the list. He was selected for his debut after just two training sessions, and went on to earn six Brownlow Medal votes in his first season.

Midway through 1948 Mitchell temporarily retired because football was interfering with his university studies. In March 1949, he requested a clearance to Whyalla in South Australia. He was employed by BHP and wished to transfer to their facility there.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1946 13186
1947 1781
1948 1270

Media
Herald - 02/07/1946
The Age - 30/03/1949
melbournefc.com.au - 10/05/2013

Links
Australian Football profile
Boyles Football Photos
'Great Scot' - Scotch College
Wikipedia profile

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Monday 24 December 2018 18:00:36 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 16)

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