Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Reginald Evenden

Known as
Reg Evenden

25 January 1919

8 January 1981 (aged 61)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 130d
Last game: 29y 146d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 12, 15, 19, 8

Reg Evenden

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FootscrayV/AFL1938-1943, 1945-1948109130.1254%4
Total1938-1943, 1945-1948109130.1254%4

AFL: 4,619th player to appear, 2,175th most games played, 4,487th most goals kickedFootscray: 243rd player to appear, 117th most games played, 341st most goals kicked

Footscray 's Reg Evenden was a fine full back who, because of wartime commitments, played far fewer games than might have been expected. He made his league debut in 1938, and went on to play until 1948. He played a total of 109 VFL games for the Bulldogs and kicked 13 goals. A local western suburbs boy, Evenden was one of the surest full backs of his day, and won a belated 'Big V' jumper in 1946 when interstate football resumed after the war.

Author - John Devaney


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