Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Sydney Reeves

Known as
Syd Reeves

29 August 1891

22 May 1962 (aged 70)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 335d
Last game: 28y 15d

Height and weight
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 67 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 11

Syd Reeves

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 1,698th player to appear, 2,130th most games played, 5,539th most goals kickedRichmond: 74th player to appear, 130th most games played, 457th most goals kicked

Syd Reeves, who played 110 senior games and kicked for Richmond between 1910 and 1919, was regarded as one of the best VFL centremen of his era, although he also played quite a few games in the back pocket. Quick, strong and tireless, he won the Wasps' best and fairest award in 1914 and moved to VFA side Hawthorn in 1920 where he finished his VFL career. He later played for and coached Tramways in the midweek competition in 1923 and 1924, steering the side to a flag in his first season.

Author - John Devaney


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