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Key Facts

Full name
Thomas Clancy

Known as
Tom Clancy

11 April 1887

23 April 1957 (aged 70)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 58d
Last game: 29y 123d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 65 kg

Senior clubs
South Melbourne; Carlton; Collingwood

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 9, 4, 28, 8
Collingwood: 5, 4

Recruited from
South Melbourne (1910); Carlton (1915)

Tom Clancy

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1908100.00100%0
V/AFL1908, 1910-191693100.1162%0
Total1908, 1910-191693100.1162%0

AFL: 1,401st player to appear, 2,568th most games played, 4,911th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 211th player to appear, 1,343rd most games played, 1,123rd most goals kickedCarlton: 229th player to appear, 241st most games played, 425th most goals kickedCollingwood: 218th player to appear, 577th most games played, 950th most goals kicked

After struggling to make the grade at South Melbourne, where he managed just a single League game in 1908, Tom Clancy hit his straps at his next port of call, Carlton. A stylish and purposeful wingman, he counted the losing grand final of 1910 against Collingwood among his 74 senior appearances. However, when the Blues next contested a grand final in 1914 Clancy was absent having fallen out with the club’s coach, Norm Clark, a stern disciplinarian.

Clancy crossed to Carlton’s arch rivals Collingwood where he added a final 18 VFL games in 1915-16.

Prior to embarking on a League career Tom Clancy had played with Williamstown in the VFA and Leopold in the Geelong Association.

Author - John Devaney


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


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