Tom MacKenzie

Thomas David "Tom" MacKenzie (4 October 1882  28 November 1927) was an Australian rules footballer in the (then) South Australian Football Association (SAFA)/South Australian Football League (SAFL).

Tom MacKenzie
Personal information
Full name Thomas David MacKenzie
Date of birth (1882-10-04)4 October 1882
Place of birth Adelaide, South Australia
Date of death 28 November 1927(1927-11-28) (aged 45)
Place of death Southwark, South Australia
Position(s) Centreman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1900–04, 1909–14 West Torrens 121 (45)
1905–1908 North Adelaide 54 (4)
Total 175 (49)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1914.
Career highlights
  • Captain of West Torrens, 1911–1913
  • 1905 premiership player
  • Triple Magarey Medallist – 1902, 1905 and 1906
  • South Australian representative 20 matches

MacKenzie was the first man to win three Magarey Medals as the fairest and most brilliant player in the competition. He was a cool centreman who excelled under pressure.

He later served in World War I, being wounded several times while fighting in France.[1]

In 1996 MacKenzie was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.[2] In 2002 he was inducted into the South Australian Football Hall of Fame.


  1. "Discovering Anzacs: Thomas David McKenzie". National Archives of Australia.
  2. Ross, John (1999). The Australian Football Hall of Fame. Australia: HarperCollinsPublishers. p. 96. ISBN 0-7322-6426-X.

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