Full Name: John Thompson
Date of Birth: 21/06/1938
Height: 185 cm ( 6-1 )
Weight: 76 kg ( 12-0 )
Debut: 23/05/1959, Round 5, Collingwood
Last Game: 17/08/1963, Round 15, Footscray
Total Games: 65
Total Goals: 0
Total Games: 3
Total Goals: 3
John played most of his football at centre-half-back. Recruited from Benalla he was a steady, consistent defender during some of the club's leanest years. He lived in Ararat whilst at Richmond, which meant commuting between Ararat and Melbourne to train and play with Richmond. He was third in Richmond's 1960 Best and Fairest award. After leaving Richmond he played with Hampden League Club Mortlake for four seasons. John returned to Ararat for one season before retiring after playing in a Premiership team with Beaufort. He is now a solicitor working with a large city law firm.
Benalla Seconds , Games 10 ; Benalla Seniors 1955-58, Games 61.
Mortlake Captain/Coach 1964-67, Games 78, Goals 92 ( Honours - Leading Goalkicker 1966 Goals 52 ) ; Ararat Captain/Coach 1968, Games 20 ; Beaufort 1969, Games 20 ( Honours - Premiership 1969 ).