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Key Facts

Full name
Thomas Foster Allsop

Known as
Tom Allsop

Born
2 September 1929

Died
27 September 2019 (aged 90)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 338d
Last game: 24y 360d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
Hawthorn; Sandringham

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 4

Tom Allsop

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
HawthornV/AFL1949-195458420.7221%2
SandringhamVFA1957-196370901.29
Total1949-1954, 1957-19631281321.03

AFL: 5,937th player to appear, 3,844th most games played, 2,306th most goals kickedHawthorn: 396th player to appear, 244th most games played, 143rd most goals kicked

Hawthorn wingman and half-forward Tom Allsop suffered a hernia at training last night and will not play again this season. Allsop came off the ground complaining of a sore leg, and examination revealed the hernia. An operation will be necessary.¹

Recruited by Hawthorn from Melbourne High School Tom Allasop was a useful centreman or wingman who consistently did what was asked of him over the course of 58 VFL games between 1949 and 1954, during which he registered 42 goals. He then crossed to Sandringham in the VFA where he added another 70 games. Although it is suggested in some sources that he played in the Zebras' 1962 premiership team this was not in fact the case. 

Author - John Devaney

Footnotes

1. “The Age”, 29/6/51, page 14.

Sources

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, Crème de la Crème

Footnotes

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