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Jack Kirby
Personal information
Birth 1 July 1889
Recruited from Prahran Juniors
Height and weight 170 cm / 70 kg
Playing career┬╣
Debut Round 11, 1911, Essendon vs. Richmond, at East Melbourne
Team(s) Essendon (1911-15, 1918)
  • 77 games, 113 goals
┬╣ Statistics to end of 1918 season
Career highlights

Jack Kirby (born 1 July 1889) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the VFL.

Kirby was a small forward and is the earliest known player to have kicked a goal with his first kick in the VFL. He had a good start to his career from a team point of view as well, not experiencing a loss until his 15th game. Kirby topped Essendon's goal-kicking in 1912 with 43 goals and again the following season when he kicked 29 goals. He was a member of Essendon premiership teams in 1911 and 1912.



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