Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Raymond Usher

Known as
Ray Usher

16 October 1904

15 April 1964 (aged 59)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 258d
Last game: 28y 321d

Height and weight
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 74 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 34, 14

Ray Usher

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,446th player to appear, 2,936th most games played, 7,790th most goals kickedMelbourne: 459th player to appear, 209th most games played, 752nd most goals kicked

Blessed with all the skills of the game, and particularly renowned for his sure ball handling, Ray Usher was virtually the perfect centreline player, a fact he repeatedly proved in 82 VFL games for Melbourne between 1928 and 1933. He also represented the VFL on five occasions. It was said of him that he “managed to play in the toughest games without his sleekly brushed hair every becoming disarranged”.[1]

After leaving Melbourne in 1934 Usher tried out with Hawthorn but was not signed. He then travelled to Tasmania where he spent time as captain coach of TANFL side Lefroy and Burnie of the NWFU.

Author - John Devaney


1. Cited, without attribution, on


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