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Key Facts

Full name
Barry Richardson

Known as
Barry Richardson

Born
22 January 1946 (age 76)

Place of birth
Albury, NSW (2640)

Occupation
Physiotherapist

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 87d
Last game: 28y 249d

Height and weight
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 17

State of origin
NSW

Family links
Paul McCormack (Nephew)Fred Hiskins (Grandfather)

Barry Richardson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
RichmondV/AFL1965-19741251341.0770%9.861.534.2710
Total1965-19741251341.0770%9.861.534.2710

AFL: 7,667th player to appear, 1,754th most games played, 744th most goals kickedRichmond: 674th player to appear, 98th most games played, 49th most goals kicked

One of many fine players to hail from St Pat's in Ballarat, Richmond's Barry Richardson had to contend with debilitating knee injuries for much of his 125-game VFL career, but was still one of the finest full backs of his time (although he was also eminently capable of playing in other positions with equal success). Always calm, confident and assured, he once famously kept the great Peter Hudson goalless. Richardson was a member of Tiger premiership teams in 1967, 1969 and 1974. He was at full forward in the 1974 Grand Final against North Melbourne, which proved to be the last game of his 10-season VFL career, and booted five goals. 

He later coached Richmond to fourth place in 1977, and seventh the following year. During the '90s he coached Old Xaverians to an A Section flag and went on to assist Neil Balme at Melbourne. He returned to Old Xavs as coach in 2005 and promptly steered the side to another A Grade flag, its eighth in 11 seasons.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.