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Key Facts

Full name
Raymond Allsopp

Known as
Ray Allsopp

Born
20 December 1933

Died
20 October 2021 (aged 87)

Occupation
Investment advisor, School teacher, Football development officer

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 159d
Last game: 25y 252d

Height and weight
Height: 166 cm
Weight: 71 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond; Oakleigh

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 32

Recruited from
University Blacks (1955); Richmond (1960)

Ray Allsopp

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
RichmondV/AFL1955-195954691.2837%11
OakleighVFA196014241.71
Total1955-196068931.37

AFL: 6,579th player to appear, 4,107th most games played, 1,566th most goals kickedRichmond: 556th player to appear, 296th most games played, 111th most goals kicked

From VAFA side Collegians, having earlier played for University Blacks, Ray Allsop continued to play as an amateur after commencing his VFL career with Richmond. A clever and courageous rover with good goal sense, he played 54 games and scored 69 goals for the Tigers between 1955 and 1959. He also played three times for Victoria in 1957, kicking five goals.

Once his VFL career was over Allsop spent the 1960 season with VFA side Oakleigh, for whom he would play 14 games and boot 24 goals, highlighted by participation, as first rover, in an 18.14 to 8.14 grand final defeat of Sandringham.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Crème de la Crème

Footnotes

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