Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Reginald Humphries

Known as
Reg Humphries

1 August 1911

22 October 1986 (aged 75)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 291d
Last game: 28y 32d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 81 kg

Senior clubs
Northcote; South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 18, 26

Reg Humphries

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1934-1936, 1938-19396880.1256%9.752.500
Total1930-1936, 1938-19396880.12

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,155th player to appear, 3,449th most games played, 5,350th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 482nd player to appear, 230th most games played, 517th most goals kicked

Reg Humphries was a solid, dependable back pocket who was a member of Northcote’s losing grand final side in 1931 and then the triumphant combinations in the 1932 and 1933 play-offs. In 1934 he crossed to South Melbourne where he proved a useful acquisition, playing 68 VFL games and kicking eight goals from 1934 to 1936 and in 1938-9. He then joined the RAAF which brought the curtain down on his League career. A highlight of that career was playing in South’s losing grand final team of 1935 against Collingwood.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; The Roar of the Crowd: A History of VFA Grand Finals by Marc Fiddian


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