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Jack Regan

Jack Regan

1930-1941, 1943, 1946
18
Other Guernsey Nos.
1, 16, 19, 2, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27

196 CFC Games Played

3 CFC Goals

Date of Birth
12 September 1912
Date of Death
11 August 1988
Recruited From
Northcote
Collingwood Debut
Round 3, 1930
Height:
185cm
Weight:
83kg

Biography

Ex-Northcote.

Regan was the prince of full-backs in an era of champion full-forwards. In fact, many fine judges regard Regan as the greatest full-back the game has seen. Yet, ironically, Regan had played very little football when he joined the Magpies from VFA club Northcote.

Regan struggled in his first couple of seasons and was tried almost everywhere without finding a niche, but then blossomed into a superb defender who outmarked even the best full-forwards. His duels with South Melbourne goalkicking machine Bob Pratt were legendary. Fast, dashing and a long kick, Regan set the standard for all full-backs until the modern era when marking from behind became a cardinal sin.

Regan, Collingwood’s best and fairest in 1936, was equal third in the 1934 Brownlow Medal and was a regular Victorian representative (he captained the State against New South Wales in 1941). He was Collingwood captain in 1940-41 and 1943 and played in the 1935-36 Magpie premiership sides.

Gordon Coventry said that the more he saw of Regan the gladder he was that he was on the same side.

Regan also gave Collingwood tremendous service as club secretary from 1969-77.

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Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
1930-1941, 1943, 1946 196 3 18 68%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
1930 4 0 27

1930 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 3 Sydney W 0 27 View match >
Round 4 Geelong L 0 27 View match >
Round 5 Fitzroy L 0 27 View match >
Round 8 St Kilda W 0 27 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1931 8 0 0 0 27

1931 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 8 North Melbourne W 0 27 View match >
Round 9 Western Bulldogs W 0 27 View match >
Round 14 Sydney W 0 27 View match >
Round 15 Richmond L 0 27 View match >
Round 16 Carlton W 0 0 0 27 View match >
Round 17 St Kilda L 0 0 0 27 View match >
Round 18 Melbourne W 0 27 View match >
Semi Final Carlton L 0 27 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1932 19 1 0 0 32

1932 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Hawthorn W 0 32 View match >
Round 2 Geelong L 0 32 View match >
Round 3 Essendon W 0 0 0 32 View match >
Round 5 Carlton L 0 32 View match >
Round 6 Western Bulldogs W 0 32 View match >
Round 7 Melbourne W 1 0 32 View match >
Round 8 St Kilda W 0 32 View match >
Round 9 North Melbourne W 0 0 0 32 View match >
Round 10 Richmond W 0 32 View match >
Round 11 Sydney W 0 32 View match >
Round 12 Hawthorn W 0 32 View match >
Round 13 Geelong L 0 32 View match >
Round 14 Essendon W 0 32 View match >
Round 15 Fitzroy W 0 32 View match >
Round 16 Carlton L 0 32 View match >
Round 17 Western Bulldogs W 0 32 View match >
Round 18 Melbourne W 0 32 View match >
Semi Final Sydney W 0 32 View match >
Preliminary Final Carlton L 0 32 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1933 12 2 0 0 20

1933 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 2 Fitzroy L 0 20 View match >
Round 4 Richmond L 1 0 20 View match >
Round 5 Carlton W 0 0 0 20 View match >
Round 6 North Melbourne L 0 20 View match >
Round 7 Melbourne W 0 0 0 20 View match >
Round 11 Essendon W 0 0 0 20 View match >
Round 12 Geelong L 0 20 View match >
Round 13 Fitzroy L 1 0 20 View match >
Round 15 Richmond W 0 20 View match >
Round 16 Carlton W 0 0 0 20 View match >
Round 17 North Melbourne W 0 0 0 20 View match >
Round 18 Melbourne W 0 20 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1934 18 0 0 0 24

1934 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Sydney L 0 0 0 24 View match >
Round 2 Essendon W 0 24 View match >
Round 3 Hawthorn W 0 24 View match >
Round 4 Richmond W 0 24 View match >
Round 5 Geelong D 0 24 View match >
Round 6 Fitzroy W 0 24 View match >
Round 7 North Melbourne W 0 24 View match >
Round 8 St Kilda W 0 24 View match >
Round 9 Melbourne W 0 24 View match >
Round 10 Carlton W 0 24 View match >
Round 11 Western Bulldogs W 0 0 0 24 View match >
Round 12 Sydney L 0 0 0 24 View match >
Round 13 Essendon W 0 0 0 24 View match >
Round 14 Hawthorn W 0 0 0 24 View match >
Round 15 Richmond L 0 24 View match >
Round 16 Geelong L 0 24 View match >
Round 17 Fitzroy W 0 24 View match >
Semi Final Sydney L 0 24 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1935 18 0 0 0 25

1935 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Sydney W 0 25 View match >
Round 2 Fitzroy D 0 25 View match >
Round 3 Essendon W 0 0 0 25 View match >
Round 4 Geelong W 0 25 View match >
Round 5 Melbourne W 0 25 View match >
Round 6 Western Bulldogs W 0 0 0 25 View match >
Round 7 St Kilda W 0 25 View match >
Round 8 North Melbourne W 0 25 View match >
Round 11 Hawthorn W 0 25 View match >
Round 12 Sydney L 0 25 View match >
Round 13 Fitzroy W 0 25 View match >
Round 15 Geelong W 0 25 View match >
Round 14 Essendon W 0 25 View match >
Round 17 Western Bulldogs W 0 25 View match >
Round 18 St Kilda W 0 25 View match >
Semi Final Sydney L 0 25 View match >
Preliminary Final Richmond W 0 25 View match >
Grand Final Sydney W 0 25 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1936 19 0 16

1936 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Hawthorn W 0 16 View match >
Round 2 Richmond W 0 16 View match >
Round 3 Fitzroy W 0 16 View match >
Round 4 Essendon W 0 16 View match >
Round 5 St Kilda W 0 16 View match >
Round 6 Carlton W 0 16 View match >
Round 7 Melbourne W 0 16 View match >
Round 8 Western Bulldogs W 0 16 View match >
Round 9 North Melbourne W 0 16 View match >
Round 10 Sydney L 0 16 View match >
Round 11 Geelong L 0 16 View match >
Round 12 Hawthorn W 0 16 View match >
Round 13 Richmond W 0 16 View match >
Round 15 Essendon W 0 16 View match >
Round 16 St Kilda W 0 16 View match >
Round 17 Carlton L 0 16 View match >
Round 18 Melbourne W 0 16 View match >
Semi Final Sydney W 0 16 View match >
Grand Final Sydney W 0 16 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1937 20 0 0 0 22

1937 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Geelong W 0 22 View match >
Round 2 Sydney W 0 22 View match >
Round 3 North Melbourne W 0 22 View match >
Round 4 Western Bulldogs W 0 22 View match >
Round 5 Melbourne L 0 22 View match >
Round 6 Carlton W 0 22 View match >
Round 7 St Kilda L 0 22 View match >
Round 8 Essendon W 0 22 View match >
Round 9 Fitzroy W 0 22 View match >
Round 10 Richmond W 0 22 View match >
Round 11 Hawthorn W 0 22 View match >
Round 12 Geelong L 0 22 View match >
Round 13 Sydney W 0 22 View match >
Round 14 North Melbourne W 0 22 View match >
Round 15 Western Bulldogs W 0 22 View match >
Round 17 Carlton L 0 22 View match >
Round 18 St Kilda W 0 22 View match >
Semi Final Richmond W 0 22 View match >
Preliminary Final Melbourne W 0 22 View match >
Grand Final Geelong L 0 0 0 22 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1938 13 0 18

1938 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Fitzroy W 0 18 View match >
Round 2 Essendon W 0 18 View match >
Round 3 Richmond L 0 18 View match >
Round 4 Hawthorn W 0 18 View match >
Round 5 Carlton L 0 18 View match >
Round 14 Richmond L 0 18 View match >
Round 15 Hawthorn W 0 18 View match >
Round 16 Carlton W 0 18 View match >
Round 17 North Melbourne W 0 18 View match >
Round 18 Melbourne W 0 18 View match >
Semi Final Western Bulldogs W 0 18 View match >
Preliminary Final Geelong W 0 18 View match >
Grand Final Carlton L 0 18 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1939 19 0 18

1939 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Geelong W 0 18 View match >
Round 2 Sydney W 0 18 View match >
Round 3 Western Bulldogs W 0 18 View match >
Round 4 St Kilda L 0 18 View match >
Round 5 Fitzroy W 0 18 View match >
Round 6 Hawthorn W 0 18 View match >
Round 7 Richmond W 0 18 View match >
Round 8 Carlton W 0 18 View match >
Round 9 North Melbourne W 0 18 View match >
Round 12 Geelong L 0 18 View match >
Round 13 Sydney W 0 18 View match >
Round 14 Western Bulldogs W 0 18 View match >
Round 15 St Kilda W 0 18 View match >
Round 16 Fitzroy W 0 18 View match >
Round 17 Hawthorn W 0 18 View match >
Round 18 Richmond W 0 18 View match >
Semi Final Melbourne L 0 18 View match >
Preliminary Final St Kilda W 0 18 View match >
Grand Final Melbourne L 0 18 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1940 9 0 23

1940 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Sydney W 0 23 View match >
Round 3 Carlton W 0 23 View match >
Round 8 Richmond L 0 23 View match >
Round 13 Geelong L 0 23 View match >
Round 14 Carlton L 0 23 View match >
Round 15 North Melbourne W 0 23 View match >
Round 16 Melbourne L 0 23 View match >
Round 17 Essendon L 0 23 View match >
Round 18 St Kilda W 0 23 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1941 18 0 1

1941 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Richmond L 0 1 View match >
Round 2 Hawthorn W 0 1 View match >
Round 3 Fitzroy W 0 1 View match >
Round 4 Western Bulldogs W 0 1 View match >
Round 5 Melbourne L 0 1 View match >
Round 6 Carlton L 0 1 View match >
Round 7 North Melbourne W 0 1 View match >
Round 8 Essendon W 0 1 View match >
Round 9 St Kilda W 0 1 View match >
Round 10 Sydney L 0 1 View match >
Round 11 Geelong W 0 1 View match >
Round 12 Richmond W 0 1 View match >
Round 13 Hawthorn W 0 1 View match >
Round 14 Fitzroy W 0 1 View match >
Round 15 Western Bulldogs W 0 1 View match >
Round 16 Melbourne L 0 1 View match >
Round 17 Carlton L 0 1 View match >
Round 18 North Melbourne W 0 1 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1943 13 0 1

1943 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 North Melbourne W 0 1 View match >
Round 2 Richmond L 0 1 View match >
Round 3 Western Bulldogs L 0 1 View match >
Round 4 Carlton W 0 1 View match >
Round 6 St Kilda W 0 1 View match >
Round 7 Essendon L 0 1 View match >
Round 8 Melbourne L 0 1 View match >
Round 10 Sydney L 0 1 View match >
Round 11 Hawthorn L 0 1 View match >
Round 13 North Melbourne W 0 1 View match >
Round 14 Sydney L 0 1 View match >
Round 15 Fitzroy W 0 1 View match >
Round 16 Melbourne L 0 1 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1946 6 0 2

1946 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Hawthorn W 0 2 View match >
Round 5 Richmond L 0 2 View match >
Round 6 Western Bulldogs L 0 2 View match >
Round 7 Geelong W 0 2 View match >
Round 14 North Melbourne W 0 2 View match >
Round 15 St Kilda W 0 2 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 196 3 0
Avg/Game   0.02 0.00
Legend
  • GPGames Played
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • TTackles
  • DDisposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

329

Total AFL Games
196
Total AFL Goals
3
CFC Debut
Round 3, 1930
CFC Last Game
Round 15, 1946
Recruited From
Northcote
Full Name
Jack Regan
Nickname
Snozzle

Awards

  • AFL Hall of Fame
    1996
  • Champion of the Colony
    1938
  • Life Members
    1942
  • x2
    Austral Cup
    1934, 1937
  • CFC Hall of Fame
    2004
  • CFC Team of the Century
  • E.W. Copeland Trophy (Best and Fairest)
    1936
  • x3
    Runner up Best and Fairest (R.T. Rush Trophy)
    1934, 1937, 1941
  • x3
    Team Captain
    1940, 1941, 1943
  • x2
    Premiership
    1935, 1936
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