Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Jack Thomson

Known as
Jack Thomson

25 January 1929

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 200d
Last game: 24y 216d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 81 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 33

Jack Thomson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 5,948th player to appear, 3,636th most games played, 2,175th most goals kickedMelbourne: 695th player to appear, 270th most games played, 163rd most goals kicked

Having played for Melbourne’s seconds in 1948 Jack Thomson, who had earlier played under-age football with Prahran, launched his senior career the following season. A genuine utility who could ruck and play both forward and back, he played just twice in his debut year before nailing down a regular place in 1950, and retaining it for the next three seasons. After playing 64 VFL games and scoring 46 goals for the Demons he went to Nhill as captain-coach in 1954.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Publications


* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
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