|Full name||John Rantall|
|Date of birth||9 December 1943|
|Height||182 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||77 kg (170 lb)|
|1963–72, 1976–79||South Melbourne||260(8)|
|1973–1975||North Melbourne||70 (2)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1980.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Originally from Cobden, Rantall moved to the South Melbourne Football Club where he debuted in 1963. He moved to North Melbourne Football Club with the intention of playing in a premiership side in 1973 and got his wish - winning in 1975 and moving back to South for 1976. A reliable defender who worked tirelessly to repel opposition attacks, Rantall had magnificent skills.
He moved to Fitzroy for one last season in 1980, where he played 6 games and broke Kevin Murray's VFL games record.
In total, Rantall played 336 games - 260 for the Swans (a VFL/AFL club record until 2007), 70 for the Kangaroos and 6 for the Lions.
In 1996 Rantall was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.
- Ross, John (1999). The Australian Football Hall of Fame. Australia: HarperCollinsPublishers. p. 110. ISBN 0-7322-6426-X.
- Australian Football Hall of Fame
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