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Key Facts

Full name
John Reeves

Known as
John Reeves

2 September 1929

1 May 1970 (aged 40)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 228d
Last game: 25y 324d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne; St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 24, 6
St. Kilda: 6

Recruited from
North Melbourne (1955)

Family links
Les Reeves (Brother)Michael Reeves (Son)Colin Niven (Uncle)Ray Niven (Uncle)Josh Caddy (Grandson)Ned Reeves (Grandson)

John Reeves

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1948-1955102360.3552%11
St. KildaV/AFL1955810.1313%0

AFL: 5,769th player to appear, 2,104th most games played, 2,527th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 399th player to appear, 130th most games played, 169th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 998th player to appear, 921st most games played, 1,025th most goals kicked

John Reeves was a strong, solid and consistent footballer who joined North Melbourne from Assumption College and played 102 VFL games for the club between 1948 and 1955, kicking 36 goals. He was in a back pocket and change ruckman in North's losing Grand Final team of 1950 against Essendon, and represented the VFL the following year. Midway through the 1955 season he transferred to St Kilda where he added a final eight VFL games and one goal before retiring.

Author - John Devaney


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