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Key Facts

Full name
Russell Reynolds

Known as
Russell Reynolds

4 February 1951 (age 72)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 62d
Last game: 25y 206d

Height and weight
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 21

Russell Reynolds

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1973-197668300.4443%9.544.613.8716

AFL: 8,528th player to appear, 3,456th most games played, 2,959th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,169th player to appear, 223rd most games played, 214th most goals kicked

Like his brothers Brad and Wayne, Russell Reynolds was a solidly built, highly effective footballer. Although not all that tall at 182cm, his strength allied to good judgement enabled him to hold down a key position. Recruited locally by Claremont he played 78 WANFL games and kicked 29 goals for the club between 1969 and 1972. He enjoyed a particularly productive 1971 season which saw him finish third in the Sandover Medal count with 14 votes.

In 1973 Reynolds crossed to VFL club St Kilda where he produced consistently sound football in 68 games over four seasons, in which he booted 30 goals.

He returned to Perth in 1978 intending to resume his WANFL career with Claremont but a horrific accident in which a car fell on and smashed his leg brought his football days to an emphatic end.

Author - John Devaney


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