Allan Reval

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 Glenelg Career Highlights
  • Coach of Glenelg 1949
 Other Career Highlights


  • 187 games and 79 goals for Port Adelaide 1932 - 1945


  • Member of premiership teams for Port Adelaide 1936, 1937, 1939


  • 13 games for South Australia


  • Best and Fairest for Port Adelaide 1939
  • Player life member of Port Adelaide 1944
  • Player life member of the SANFL
  • Inducted into the Port Adelaide Football Club Hall of Fame 1998
  • Member of the "Greatest Team of the Greatest Club" for Port Adelaide 2000
  • Member of the South Australian Football Hall of Fame (Inducted 2004)


  • Coach of Port Adelaide 1940 - 1941


  • Worked as a part time Journalist for the Sunday Mail 1950's
"Bull" Revall playing for Port Adelaide

Allan "Bull" Reval coached Glenelg in 1949 to 6th position in an eight team competition.

He is credited with instigating the "new" guernsey modelled on Richmond's gold sash on a black background, and implementing a number of significant measures which assisted his successor, Johnny Taylor, to steer the Tigers to the 1950 grand final

Reval is described in 100 Years with the Magpies -- The story of the Port Adelaide Football Club as "an iron man, with an iron man's will and constitution packed into his ruck-rover's frame." Reval, it continued, combined with Port champion Bob Quinn -- who had two MMs; a Military Medal won at Tobruk and a Magarey Medal at home -- to rule the packs in the 1930s and '40s. Reval was an automatic state selection from 1934 to 1939, and the Victorians reportedly spent a lot of time trying to clean him up, without success.

Reval was in the Port Adelaide side that lost to Glenelg in the 1934 Grand Final, and for good measure was reported in the last term of that match.


1. SANFL Hall of Fame

2. Full Points Footy

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