Career: 1902 - 1905
Debut: Round 7, 1902 v Collingwood, aged 19 years, 100 days
Carlton Player No. 134
Last game: Round 17, 1905 v Melbourne, aged 22 years, 192 days
DOB: 1 March, 1883
Archelaus James Opie
Recruited from Melbourne University, a medical student, Opie played 27 games for Carlton after debuting in Season 1902. Opie also had a run with Prahran, St Kilda and Sandhurst Juniors.
Opie played one game with St Kilda in 1899.
He kicked 3 goals in his time at the Blues.
1907 The Riverine Gazette, July 12, reported on the match between Hay and a representative Sydney team.
Hay won the game and the Gazette said;
"The match was splendidly umpired by Dr. Opie, of Carlton football fame, and his decisions went unquestioned, while he kept the game fast and open."
Jim Opie was a new arrival in the district.
Archelaus Opie and his son Jim provided medical services to the Northern NSW region for more than 50 years. (https://www.gmc.net.au/index.php/news/64-past-doctors-of-the-northern-rivers)
Archelaus Opie MB, FRACS of Lismore NSW was awarded the MBE in January 1971
Opie passed away on the 20th July, 1981 aged 98.
Summary of playing statistics for Jim Opie | Opie's Blueseum Image Gallery