John Rantall was inducted into the Swans Hall of Fame in 2009.

John Rantall

1963-1972; 1976-1979
260 games
8 goals
Captain 1969, 1972
Swans Team of the Century


John Rantall played 260 games for South Melbourne from 1963 to 1972 and 1976 to 1979, his run of matches in the red and white interrupted by a three-year stint at North Melbourne. Until 2007, he held the record for the number of games played for South Melbourne / the Sydney Swans. He captained the Club in 1969 when Bob Skilton was sidelined as a result of injury, and was again captain in 1972. A back pocket in the Swans Team of the Century, he is also an Australian Football Hall of Fame inductee.