Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Walter John Thompson

Known as
Jack Thompson

23 August 1927

7 December 1961 (aged 34)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 252d
Last game: 24y 30d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 29, 33

Jack Thompson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 5,790th player to appear, 4,262nd most games played, 3,361st most goals kickedCollingwood: 508th player to appear, 344th most games played, 280th most goals kicked

Recruited by Collingwood from Richmond Sub-Districts Jack Thompson was a genuine utility in that he could play both forward and back or take a turn in the ruck. Between 1948 and 1951 he played slightly more senior games than he missed, ultimately registering 51 VFL appearances and 24 goals.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Publications


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