Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Maxwell Pym Ritchie

Known as
Max Ritchie

4 November 1934

28 July 2018 (aged 83)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 177d
Last game: 25y 192d

Height and weight
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 91 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 31, 1

Max Ritchie

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1955-19605570.1353%8.003.000

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,549th player to appear, 4,014th most games played, 5,623rd most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 459th player to appear, 255th most games played, 415th most goals kicked

Max Ritchie served North Melbourne well both on the field and off it. As a player he was mostly used in the ruck. He was a resolute and determined performer who always gave a hundred per cent during a career which spanned the years 1955 to 1960 and saw him play 55 games and kick seven goals. He later returned to North as chairman of selectors during the club’s first truly great era of the 1970s, when five consecutive grand finals were contested for two flags.

Author - John Devaney


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