Reginald Date was one of Australian football's first stars. Born in Wallsend, New South Wales, Date became a legendary goalscorer for club and country. He has been dubbed the Donald Bradman of football - an appropriate title for his biography written by Peter Allen in 2011.
Date began his football journey at Plattsburg Public School, scoring 94 goals in one season at the age of 12. He would go on to represent New South Wales and Australia, captaining his country on 31 May 1947 against South Africa. He was an entertainer and arguably the game's original local hero.
He starred for Wallsend Football Club, making his senior debut at 16. In 1945, Date transferred to Sydney club Canterbury-Bankstown, for a then record fee of £60. He possessed a powerful shot and could finish with either foot. In just three seasons with Canterbury, he smashed in 193 goals, including an Australian record of 73 in the 1947 season.
Scotland's Glasgow Rangers tried to sign him. He preferred Australia. Welsh club Cardiff City asked him to name his price. He declined.
An outspoken larrikin who would not be bullied, Date will be remembered for his ability to put the ball in the back of the net and light up a crowd. From 1937 to 1953, he scored 664 senior goals.
With this design, we remember an icon of Australian football.
Reg Date T-shirt
- Unisex, regular fit
- Crew neck
- Mid-weight, 180 GSM
- 100% combed cotton
- Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimise shrinkage
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