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Jim Caffery        

Jim Caffery

Career: 1897
Debut: Round 3, 1897 vs Essendon Aged 25 years & 16 days
Carlton Player No. 27
Games: 7
Goals: 4
Last Game: Round 12, 1897 vs Melbourne Aged 25 years & 77 days
Height: 6' 0" (183cm)
Weight: 13.12 (88kg)
DOB: May 7, 1872


James Francis Caffery played 7 games and kicked 4 goals for Carlton after first running out in Navy Blue in Season 1897. Three of his four goals were kicked in his debut against Essendon.

He was originally from Rainbow and Carlton Districts.

Caffery passed away in 1918, he was 46.

Picture

J Caffrey pictured in 1899 team picture for Melbourne juniors. From: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/180225716 Sitting next to J Paton. J Paton and J Caffrey played together for Carlton in 1897 and left after that year. Strongly suspect these are the same pair of players, no transfer evidence has been found yet. Just that Paton went to North Melbourne in 1898 (he is also wearing what looks like a North Melbourne long sleeve guernsey under another guernsey).

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