James "Jim" Stynes (23 April 1966 – 20 March 2012) was an Irish footballer best known for his career as a professional Australian Rules footballer and administrator. He was also a philanthropist, charity worker and writer. During an extraordinary 264-game career with Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League, Stynes become the only non-Australian-born player to win the prestigious Brownlow Medal. After retirement he was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.
Jim Stynes (April 23 1966 – March 20 2012) Jim Stynes was a professional Australian rules football player and administrator. He was born in Ireland and in 1991 became the only non-Australian born VFL/AFL player to win the Brownlow Medal. He had a 264-game career with the Melbourne Football Club and became president in 2008.