Allan Reval

Allan "Bull" Reval (29 March 1913 – 3 April 2005) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Port Adelaide Football Club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL). He also coached Port Adelaide and fellow SANFL club Glenelg Football Club. He worked as a journalist for the Sunday Mail in Adelaide.[1]

Allan Reval
Personal information
Full name Allan R. V. Revel
Nickname(s) Bull
Date of birth 29 March 1913
Place of birth South Australia
Date of death 3 April 2005(2005-04-03) (aged 92)
Position(s) Ruck rover
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1932–1945 Port Adelaide 187 (79)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1934–1939 South Australia 13 (5)
Coaching career3
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1940–1941 Port Adelaide 37 (25–11–1)
1949 Glenelg 17 (8–9–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1945.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 1939.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 1949.
Career highlights


  • 3x Port Adelaide premiership player (1936, 1937, 1939)
  • Port Adelaide best and fairest (1939)


  • Port Adelaide life member (1944)
  • SANFL life member
  • SANFL Hall of Fame inductee (2004)
  • Port Adelaide Hall of Fame 1998
  • Port Adelaide "Greatest Team of the Greatest Club" member 2000

Haydn Bunton Sr., triple Brownlow and Sandover medalist, said of Allan Reval that "Of the South Australians played against, two stand out. As far as I am concerned— 'Bull' Reval and Bob Quinn. I never saw Reval play anything but well against Victoria. He was a beauty."[2]


  1. "SA FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME: A R V(Bull) Reval". Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  2. "Quinn and Reval among "really great players"". The Mail (Adelaide). 40, (1, 992). South Australia. 5 August 1950. p. 2 (SUNDAY MAGAZINE). Retrieved 12 December 2016 via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)

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