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Key Facts

Full name
Richard Barham

Known as
Ricky Barham

28 November 1958 (age 65)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 160d
Last game: 27y 275d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 43, 1

Family links
Billy Barham (Brother)Jamie Barham (Brother)Jaxson Barham (Son)

Ricky Barham

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 8,896th player to appear, 1,288th most games played, 714th most goals kickedCollingwood: 771st player to appear, 99th most games played, 55th most goals kicked

Has enormous pace, agility and loves the wide open spaces. Kicks well with either foot and ..... has the ability to play his opponent one-out.¹

Originally from South Warrnambool, Ricky Barham quickly developed into a firm favourite among Collingwood’s legion of fans. Between 1977 and 1986 he played a total of 151 VFL games for the Magpies and kicked 140 goals. Much of his football was played as a wingman, a position to which his ability to find the ball together with his exceptional speed made him well suited. Barham retired prematurely just before his 28th birthday as he wished to explore Australia.

He later served the Sydney Football Club as National Recruiting Manager and was responsible for hiring a large number of highly talented players including Adam Goodes, Barry Hall, Tadgh Kennelly and Jude Bolton. Ricky Barham’s son Jaxson played seven AFL games for Collingwood in 2009 and 2010.

Author - John Devaney


1. “Football Record”, 24/9/77, page 19.


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