Athlete Australian-rules footballer Football player

Jack Ryan

Quick Facts

IntroAustralian rules footballer, born 1914
Was Athlete
Football player
Australian-rules footballer
From Australia
Type Sports
Birth3 December 1914
Death 31 July 1976
(aged 61 years)
Star signSagittarius
Sports Teams
North Melbourne Football Club
Western Bulldogs


Jack F. T. Ryan (3 December 1914 – 31 July 1976) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Footscray and North Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Ryan came to Footscray from Maryborough and topped their goal-kicking in 1935, his debut season, with 25 goals. The following year he was selected to represent the VFL against the Victorian Football Association. He was a regular fixture in the Footscray side, as a wingman, for another three seasons before being traded to North Melbourne, in exchange for Ted Ellis, in 1940.