Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Ronald Reeves

Known as
Ron Reeves

6 December 1938 (age 83)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 261d
Last game: 26y 160d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 12, 17, 16

Ron Reeves

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,876th player to appear, 1,812th most games played, 7,944th most goals kickedCollingwood: 599th player to appear, 140th most games played, 716th most goals kicked

Ron Reeves joined Collingwood from East Melbourne YCW and made his way up through the ranks, commencing in the under nineteens. His excellent reading of the play and strong overhead marking helped make him a top notch back pocket player. Built like a miniature tank he was not afraid of mixing it and helped give the Magpies one of the toughest backlines in the league. He took his senior VFL bows in 1958 and crowned a highly promising debut season by being listed high among his team’s best players in the upset grand final defeat of Melbourne. He also played in the losing grand final teams of 1960 and 1964 as well as representing Victoria.

When he retired in 1965 he had played 122 VFL games and kicked 2 goals.

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.