Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Frank Tuck

Known as
Frank Tuck

24 July 1931

1 July 2016 (aged 84)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 286d
Last game: 28y 43d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 14, 24, 1

Frank Tuck

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 5,994th player to appear, 1,665th most games played, 2,708th most goals kickedCollingwood: 531st player to appear, 128th most games played, 213th most goals kicked

A half back flanker very much in the Collingwood tradition - tough, relentless and indefatigable - Frank Tuck gave the Magpies excellent service in 131 VFL games between 1950 and 1959. He was amazingly unfortunate to miss both of the Collingwood premierships that occurred during his career, being suspended in 1953, and injured five years later, when, to make matters even worse, he was club captain. His misfortune was mitigated by his participation in three losing Grand Final teams. Tuck came to Collingwood from Strathmerton, and left in 1960 to coach Corowa.

Author - John Devaney


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