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Key Facts

Full name
Alan Thompson

Known as
Alan Thompson

Born
20 November 1951 (age 70)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 136d
Last game: 27y 138d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 21

Alan Thompson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1970-1979138590.4340%14.093.912.759
Total1970-1979138590.4340%14.093.912.759

AFL: 8,238th player to appear, 1,475th most games played, 1,777th most goals kickedFitzroy: 882nd player to appear, 49th most games played, 83rd most goals kicked

After playing in a premiership team with Hampden Football League club South Warrnambool in 1969 Alan Thompson travelled to the city the following year and threw in his lot with Fitzroy. A fast, elusive wingman who could take a grab, he played 138 games and kicked 59 goals over the course of a ten season AFL career. When Fitzroy selected its ‘greatest team 1944 to 1993’ Alan Thompson was included on the wing.

After retiring as a player, Thompson embarked on a highly noteworthy career off the field, comprising thirty-three years with AFL Victoria and thirty-seven in football development. He still holds cherished memories of his time at the Lions though, recently declaring “There hasn’t been another footy club I’ve been passionate about. Certainly I barrack for the Brisbane Lions but it’s not the same as what I felt for Fitzroy.”

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.