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Key Facts

Full name
Henry James Reville

Known as
Peter Reville

5 October 1904

4 March 1970 (aged 65)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 216d
Last game: 34y 269d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 88 kg

Senior clubs
South Melbourne; Coburg; Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 8, 25, 7, 26, 21
Fitzroy: 14

Recruited from
South Melbourne (1935); Coburg (1938)

Peter Reville

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1925-19341562071.3357%20.065.5926
V/AFL1925-1934, 1938-19391782341.3154%20.065.5931

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,016th player to appear, 869th most games played, 309th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 375th player to appear, 61st most games played, 22nd most goals kickedFitzroy: 535th player to appear, 438th most games played, 178th most goals kicked

'Peter' Reville, who made his VFL debut for South Melbourne in 1925, and went on to play a total of 156 senior games for the club, was widely acknowledged as one of the finest utility players of his time. A good mark, and excellent kick, he booted a total of 207 goals for South, and was a key member of the club's winning 1933 grand final team against Richmond. Reville's last game with the southerners was the premiership play-off of the following year when his admirable all round performance as a half forward-cum-follower was insufficient to prevent the Tigers achieving their revenge. Never one to take a backward step, Reville was also reported no fewer than three times during the match, but he escaped suspension by electing to depart the VFL scene and join Coburg as captain-coach.

After a successful three season stint with Coburg, during which time he tied with Preston's Bert Hyde for the 1936 Recorder Cup, Reville resumed his VFL career in 1938, this time with Fitzroy. Still a handy player, he added 22 games and 27 goals to his tally over the ensuing couple of seasons before finally retiring.

Author - John Devaney


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* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
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