Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Richard Chirgwin

Known as
Dick Chirgwin

26 June 1914

3 October 2000 (aged 86)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 39d
Last game: 28y 344d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond; South Melbourne; Footscray; North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 29, 13
South Melbourne: 13
Footscray: 13
North Melbourne: 16, 19, 13

Recruited from
Richmond (1940); South Melbourne (1940); Footscray (1941)

Dick Chirgwin

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1940100.000%0
North MelbourneV/AFL1941-19431520.1333%0

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,205th player to appear, 2,909th most games played, 5,891st most goals kickedRichmond: 347th player to appear, 252nd most games played, 569th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 552nd player to appear, 1,383rd most games played, 1,229th most goals kickedFootscray: 269th player to appear, 867th most games played, 879th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 282nd player to appear, 512th most games played, 606th most goals kicked

He may not have exactly been a household name, but Richard Chirgwin was one of those rare footballers whose career took him to no fewer than four different league clubs. He began with Richmond in 1934, having joined the club from Regent's Park in the Federal Football Association. A slick and pacy half forward, he played 64 VFL games for the Tigers in six seasons. In 1940 he played with both Footscray (three games) and South Melbourne (one game). He rounded off his career with 15 games at North Melbourne between 1941 and 1943.

Author - John Devaney


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