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Key Facts

Full name
Neil Tucker

Known as
Neil Tucker

Born
9 May 1915

Died
6 October 1981 (aged 66)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 44d
Last game: 29y 116d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong; Carlton

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 30, 20
Carlton: 21

Recruited from
Geelong (1943); Carlton (1944)

Family links
Joe Tucker (Brother)

Neil Tucker

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1935-1941, 194461200.3326%0.000.000
CarltonV/AFL1943200.000%0
V/AFL1935-1941, 1943-194463200.3225%0.000.000
Total1935-1941, 1943-194463200.3225%0.000.000

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,293rd player to appear, 3,663rd most games played, 3,672nd most goals kickedGeelong: 398th player to appear, 285th most games played, 289th most goals kickedCarlton: 580th player to appear, 1,069th most games played, 1,110th most goals kicked

From Geelong West, Geelong’s Neil Tucker was a hard working, vigorous centreman and half forward/half back flanker whose blind turn was said to be second to none. His distribution skills, particularly his drop kicking, were excellent. During the war when Geelong went into temporary recess he crossed to Carlton but only played twice in 1943. His career with the Cats encompassed the years 1935 to 1941 and 1944 during which he played 61 VFL games and scored 20 goals.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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