Australian rules footballer and coach
According to Wikipedia,
James Albert Hird is a former professional Australian rules football player and past senior coach of the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League . Hird played as a midfielder and half-forward, but he was often given free rein by then-Essendon coach Kevin Sheedy to play wherever he thought necessary. Hird was a highly decorated footballer, with accolades including the 1996 Brownlow Medal and membership of the Australian Football Hall of Fame. In 2008, he was listed by journalist Mike Sheahan as the 20th greatest player of all time in the AFL-commissioned book The Australian Game of Football.
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