Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
John Reid

Known as
John Reid

25 February 1953 (age 70)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 190d
Last game: 30y 169d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne; Footscray; Sydney

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 37
Footscray: 33
Sydney: 22

Recruited from
Melbourne (1975); Footscray (1982)

Family links
Bruce Reid Snr (Father)Bruce Reid Jnr (Brother)Ben Reid (Nephew)Sam Reid (Nephew)

John Reid

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1972, 1974300.0033%
V/AFL1972, 1974-19839140.0431%9.803.762.876
Total1972, 1974-19839140.0431%9.803.762.876

AFL: 8,515th player to appear, 2,674th most games played, 6,758th most goals kickedMelbourne: 915th player to appear, 1,102nd most games played, 1,302nd most goals kickedFootscray: 644th player to appear, 168th most games played, 671st most goals kickedSydney: 1,109th player to appear, 827th most games played, 843rd most goals kicked

Solid as he was as a defender John Reid struggled to get a game both at his original league club Melbourne, and during his first couple of years at Footscray. With the Demons he played just one game in 1972, no games at all in 1973, and two games in 1974. In both of his first couple of seasons with the Bulldogs he made just a single appearance, but from 1977 until 1981 he blossomed into a fine contributor. After playing 78 VFL games and scoring two goals for Footscray Reid rounded off his career with ten games and two goals for Swans/Sydney Swans in 1982-3.

Author - John Devaney


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