Stan Thomas (Australian footballer)
|Full name||Stanley Thomas|
|Date of birth||9 May 1892|
|Date of death||2 November 1958(aged 66)|
|Place of death||Geelong, Victoria|
Round 3, 1915, Geelong|
vs. Melbourne, at the MCG
|Height||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||79 kg (174 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1925.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
The son of Sarah Jane Hull (1876-) — later, having married John Henry Thomas (1870-) in 1896, she became Sarah Jane Thomas — Thomas Stanley Hull (later known as "Stanley Thomas") was born in Tasmania on 9 May 1892.
He was married to Ethel Mary Murnane (-1982).
Thomas first played for Geelong in 1915. He did not play in 1916; however, from 1917 to 1925 he was a regular member of Geelong's defence.
He only played one finals match in his career: the Semi Final against Fitzroy, at the MCG, on September 1923.
His career ended when he was given a 26-game suspension (the remainder of 1925 and all of 1926) for escalating an all-in brawl that involved players and team officials in Geelong's controversial 1 August 1925 match against North Melbourne.
- "Stan Thomas – Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
- Marriages: Thomas—Hull, The Wellington Times, (Saturday, 25 July 1896), p.2.
- League v. Bendigo: League Win, The Herald, (Saturday, 24 July 1920), pp.1, 2.
- Map (row 41, grave 164), Geelong Cemeteries Trust.
- Holmesby, Russell & Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.
- Life member: Stan ("Dasher") Thomas, geelongpastplayers.com.au.
- Stan Thomas's playing statistics from AFL Tables
- Stan Thomas at AustralianFootball.com
- Stan Thomas: Boyles Football Photos.
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