Tom Carroll (Australian footballer)

Tom 'Turkey Tom' Carroll (born 14 October 1939) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with the Carlton Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1]

Tom Carroll
Personal information
Nickname(s) Turkey Tom
Date of birth (1939-10-14) 14 October 1939
Place of birth Ganmain, New South Wales
Original team(s) Ganmain
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1961–1963 Carlton 55 (143)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1963.
Career highlights


Carlton Football Club

Sources: AFL Tables,

Carroll was the 1961 VFL Leading Goalkicker with 54 goals and the 1961, 1962 and 1963 Carlton Leading Goalkicker with 143 goals over these three seasons. His VFL career came to a premature end at the age of 24 when he returned to his family farm near Ganmain, New South Wales.


  1. De Bolfo, Tony (16 June 2014). ""Turkey Tom" in historic turnout".

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