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
|Club||League||Career span||Games||Goals||Avg||Win %||AKI||AHB||AMK||BV|
AFL: 1,401st player to appear, 2,530th most games played, 4,859th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 211th player to appear, 1,337th most games played, 1,120th most goals kickedCarlton: 229th player to appear, 241st most games played, 423rd most goals kickedCollingwood: 218th player to appear, 573rd most games played, 944th 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