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Key Facts

Full name
John Thompson

Known as
John Thompson

21 June 1938

11 February 1999 (aged 60)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 336d
Last game: 25y 57d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 37

John Thompson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 7,043rd player to appear, 3,528th most games played, 11,976th most goals kickedRichmond: 600th player to appear, 245th most games played, 1,063rd most goals kicked

John Thompson used to travel between Ararat and Melbourne in order to train and play with Richmond. A defender, he was solid and consistent during what was an unusually bleak time for the Tigers. Most commonly deployed at centre half back, he played 65 VFL games without registering a goal from 1959 to 1963. He had a particularly good year in 1960, when he finished third in the voting for the club’s best and fairest award.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Publications


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