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Key Facts

Full name
Thomas Reynolds

Known as
Tom Reynolds

Born
21 November 1916

Died
8 November 2002 (aged 85)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 189d
Last game: 28y 193d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs
Essendon; St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 29
St. Kilda: 30

Recruited from
Essendon (1945)

Family links
Dick Reynolds (Brother)Les Reynolds (Uncle)Max Oppy (Cousin)Grant Oppy (Second cousin)Joel Reynolds (Great nephew)

Tom Reynolds

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
EssendonV/AFL1937-19441093613.3160%8.002.007
St. KildaV/AFL1945482.000%0
V/AFL1937-19451133693.2758%8.002.007
Total1937-19451133693.2758%8.002.007

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,497th player to appear, 2,031st most games played, 120th most goals kickedEssendon: 516th player to appear, 149th most games played, 12th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 857th player to appear, 1,131st most games played, 478th most goals kicked

Brother of one of football’s all time greats, Dick Reynolds, Tom Reynolds was an accomplished footballer himself. He boasted tremendous goal sense, and played mostly in a forward pocket or at full forward. He began his league career with Essendon in 1937 and continued with the club until 1944, playing 109 games and kicking 361 goals. He was the Dons’ top goal kicker on four occasions. Forward pocket in Essendon’s 1942 premiership team he contributed 7 goals to a losing tally against Richmond in the following year’s grand final. He played state football for Victoria in 1939.

Reynolds rounded off his VFL career by spending the 1945 season with St Kilda, adding 4 games and 8 goals to his respective tallies. He then played for Sandringham in 1946, and captain-coached Cranbourne in 1947-8.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; Those Magnificent Men 1897-1987 by Michael Maplestone

Footnotes

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