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Key Facts

Full name
Thomas Tribe

Known as
Tom Tribe

4 February 1919

23 December 1992 (aged 73)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 91d
Last game: 27y 194d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 25

Family links
George Tribe (Brother)

Tom Tribe

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 4,699th player to appear, 2,402nd most games played, 6,223rd most goals kickedFootscray: 248th player to appear, 134th most games played, 486th most goals kicked

Tom Tribe was a useful defender who gave Footscray good service in 101 VFL games between 1939 and 1946. He played for Yarraville in the VFA before arriving at the Western Oval. A younger brother, George, also played for Footscray and indeed the pair’s careers overlapped to some extent.

Author - John Devaney


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


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