Reg Zeuner

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Reg Zeuner
Personal information
Full name Reginald Jack Zeuner
Nickname(s) Reg
Date of birth (1928-01-19) 19 January 1928 (age 89)
Original team(s) West Adelaide juniors
Position(s) Ruckman, centre half-forward, full-forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1946–48; 1952
1949–51; 1953–59
West Adelaide
Perth
59 (124)
209 (219)
268 (343)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1950–57 Western Australia 6 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1959.
Career highlights

Reginald Jack "Reg" Zeuner (born 18 January 1928) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for West Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) and Perth in the Western Australian National Football League (WANFL).

Career[edit]

Zeuner began his career with the West Adelaide colts team in 1945, and was promoted to the senior team in 1946. In 1947 he led West Adelaide's goalkicking with 53 goals, including five in the club's premiership victory over Norwood. In 1949 Zeuner transferred to WANFL side Perth, where he played mainly as a forward, substituting as a ruckman when Merv McIntosh was unfit. In 1952, Zeuner returned to West Adelaide, having previously had a clearance to Geelong in the Victorian Football League (VFL) refused.[1] He returned to Perth in 1954, and played in Perth's 1955 premiership victory, kicking two goals.[2] Playing as Perth's main ruckman after the retirement of McIntosh before the 1956 season, Zeuner finished runner-up in the 1956 Sandover Medal to East Perth's Graham Farmer. He later won Perth's best and fairest in 1958, before retiring at the end of the 1959 season.[3] Zeuner also represented the WANFL as a forward at the 1950 Brisbane and 1953 Adelaide Carnivals, as well as one match in 1957. In 1999, he was selected as a reserve in Perth's Team of the Century.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clearance To Zeuner" – The West Australian. Published Thursday, 1 May 1952. Retrieved from Trove, 5 October 2011.
  2. ^ Big Merv's Match – FullPointsFooty. Retrieved 3 October 2011.
  3. ^ Reg Zeuner (West Adelaide & Perth) – FullPointsFooty. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  4. ^ Perth Official 'Team of the Century' – FullPointsFooty. Retrieved 5 October 2011.