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Key Facts

Full name
Thomas Ferguson

Known as
Tom Ferguson

Born
21 November 1920

Died
29 May 2008 (aged 87)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 183d
Last game: 27y 288d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne; Hawthorn

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 16, 22
Hawthorn: 20

Recruited from
Melbourne (1946)

Tom Ferguson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1942-19431480.5736%0
HawthornV/AFL1946-194838170.4529%1
V/AFL1942-1943, 1946-194852250.4831%1
Total1942-1943, 1946-194852250.4831%1

AFL: 5,044th player to appear, 4,195th most games played, 3,274th most goals kickedMelbourne: 602nd player to appear, 693rd most games played, 475th most goals kickedHawthorn: 356th player to appear, 313th most games played, 268th most goals kicked

Tom Ferguson was a tall utility who performed solidly at both ends of the ground. He joined Melbourne in 1942 from Richmond, where he had only played seconds football. At Melbourne he would also spend the majority of his time in the twos, and in 1943 he finished runner-up in the Gardiner Medal, the best and fairest award at that level. His senior career with the Demons comprised 14 appearances and eight goals in 1942-3.

After a two year stint of war service Ferguson resumed his VFL career with Hawthorn, where he enjoyed comparatively more prominence than at Melbourne. From 1946 to 1948 he played 52 games and scored 25 goals for the Hawks, as Hawthorn had been branded since 1943, after years as the Mayblooms.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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