Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Reginald Richards

Known as
Reg Richards

14 December 1917

7 September 1991 (aged 73)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 231d
Last game: 29y 252d

Height and weight
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Senior clubs
South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 23, 11, 14

Reg Richards

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1936, 1938-1941, 1943-1947117570.4948%0
Total1936, 1938-1941, 1943-1947117570.4948%0

AFL: 4,433rd player to appear, 1,973rd most games played, 1,852nd most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 507th player to appear, 113th most games played, 126th most goals kicked

Rover Reg Richards joined South Melbourne from Clifton Hill CYMS in 1936, aged 18, but he did not pin down a regular place in the seniors until 1940. When he retired in 1947 he had played 117 VFL games and kicked 57 goals. First rover in South’s 1945 ‘Bloodbath’ grand final team he missed eight matches in his final league season through suspension, after being involved in a fight with Fitzroy’s Noel Price.

Author - John Devaney


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