Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Harold Gregory

Known as
Harry Gregory

12 November 1902

8 January 1993 (aged 90)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 166d
Last game: 27y 179d

Height and weight
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 71 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 12

Family links
Johnny Gregory (Brother)Bruce Gregory (Brother)

Harry Gregory

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 2,864th player to appear, 2,718th most games played, 10,772nd most goals kickedEssendon: 360th player to appear, 200th most games played, 1,007th most goals kicked

Essendon recruited Harry 'Speed' Gregory from North Melbourne Juniors and he made his senior VFL debut for them in 1924. At the end of the season he was an ever present in the three match round robin series that determined the premiership winner - that winner ultimately being Essendon. Gregory played most of his football on a half back flank in which position he was robust, determined and reliable. After 90 games for the Same Old between 1924 and 1930 Harry Gregory spent the next three seasons at Coburg in the VFA before serving as North Melbourne's seconds coach in 1934. 

Gregory was one of three footballers to play league football, the others being Johnny and Bruce who both represented North Melbourne.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main;


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