John Reeves (footballer)

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For the English soccer player of the 1980s, see John Reeves (footballer, born 1963).
John Reeves
Personal information
Date of birth 2 September 1929
Date of death 1 May 1970(1970-05-01) (aged 40)
Original team(s) Assumption College, Victoria
Height / weight 185cm, 86kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1948–1955 North Melbourne 102 (36)
1956 St Kilda 008 0(1)
Total 110 (37)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1956.

John Reeves (2 September 1929 – 1 May 1970)[1] was an Australian rules footballer for North Melbourne and St Kilda in the Victorian Football League, (VFL).

Originally from Assumption College, Kilmore, Reeves made his senior VFL debut in 1948 and played in North Melbourne's losing 1950 VFL Grand Final side. After eight seasons at North Melbourne Reeves transferred to St Kilda for the 1956 VFL season, which proved to be his last.

Reeves's son Michael played for North Melbourne and Fitzroy in the 1980s,[2] and his grandson Josh Caddy currently plays for Geelong Football Club. Reeves's son Justin Reeves is the Chief Commercial Officer at Geelong, previously being a senior Collingwood Football Club executive.


  1. ^ "John Reeves - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2002). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers (4th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 542. ISBN 1-74095-001-1. 

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