Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Thomas Simpson

Known as
Tom Simpson

6 April 1935

29 February 2016 (aged 80)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 15d
Last game: 28y 154d

Height and weight
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 74 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 11

Tom Simpson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 6,665th player to appear, 1,764th most games played, 5,950th most goals kickedRichmond: 562nd player to appear, 97th most games played, 497th most goals kicked

Tom Simpson joined Richmond from East Ballarat and gave the Tigers useful service in 126 VFL games between 1956 and 1963. Initially used mainly on the wing he was later converted into an effective permanent back pocket player.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


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