Jim Sullivan

Inducted into the Hall of Fame - 1988


Born: 2 December 1903; Cardiff, Wales


Died: September 1977


Position: Fullback


Career Dates: 1921-46


Club: Wigan

Full-back Jim Sullivan’s longevity was highlighted by the span of his Rugby League playing career, which lasted 25 years, from 1921 to 1946.


He joined Wigan as a 17-year-old and ended his playing days having appeared in 928 games and kicked 2,867 goals – more than anyone else. He represented Wales on 26 occasions and Great Britain 25 times, touring Australia three times between 1924 and 1932.


He also holds the unique record of having landed a century of goals in 18 consecutive seasons before the Second World War interrupted his career. He also once landed 22 goals in a single Challenge Cup tie against Flimby and Fothergill in 1925.