Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Willis Reeve

Known as
Willis Reeve

29 April 1905

6 September 2001 (aged 96)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 1d
Last game: 27y 120d

Height and weight
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 82 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 16

Willis Reeve

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,261st player to appear, 2,770th most games played, 10,829th most goals kickedFitzroy: 342nd player to appear, 137th most games played, 921st most goals kicked

Willis Reeve was a solidly built footballer who, from 1927 to 1932, was a near automatic choice to help shore up Fitzroy’s hard-pressed defence. During that time he made 86 VFL appearances without registering a goal. He had reached the ‘ripe old age’ of 96 when he passed away in 2001.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Publications


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