Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Eric William Tonkin

Known as
Eric Tonkin

11 January 1894

Place of birth
Parkside, SA (5063)

10 December 1958 (aged 64)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 25y 112d
Last game: 26y 167d

Height and weight
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Senior clubs
Sturt; North Melbourne; Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 2

Recruited from
Sturt (1918); North Melbourne (1919)

State of origin

Eric Tonkin

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneVFA1918
Total1915, 1918-192031280.90

AFL: 2,413th player to appear, 6,393rd most games played, 3,679th most goals kickedMelbourne: 340th player to appear, 575th most games played, 308th most goals kicked


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