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Key Facts

Full name
Thomas Drummond

Known as
Tom Drummond

Born
6 August 1897

Died
26 May 1970 (aged 72)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 302d
Last game: 29y 36d

Height and weight
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 68 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood; South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 8, 7, 5, 6
South Melbourne: 30

Recruited from
Collingwood (1926)

Tom Drummond

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CollingwoodV/AFL1916-19229460.0661%0
South MelbourneV/AFL1926510.2080%0
V/AFL1916-1922, 19269970.0762%0
Total1916-1922, 19269970.0762%0

AFL: 2,246th player to appear, 2,403rd most games played, 5,500th most goals kickedCollingwood: 226th player to appear, 197th most games played, 528th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 394th player to appear, 1,016th most games played, 903rd most goals kicked

Tom Drummond was a fine player for Collingwood in 94 VFL games between 1916 and 1922. He was a member of Magpie premiership teams in 1917 and 1919 and represented Victoria in 1921 and 1922. Most commonly used as a wingman he was intelligent, pacy and a good ball handler. He also had exceptional aerial ability for such a comparatively short (170cm) individual. He skippered the Magpies in his last season with them. After three seasons away from the VFL scene Drummond made a comeback in 1926 with South Melbourne for whom he added a final 5 games to give him a career tally of 99.  

Author - John Devaney

Sources

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

Footnotes

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