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Key Facts

Full name
Richard Quade

Known as
Ricky Quade

26 August 1950 (age 72)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 221d
Last game: 29y 363d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 88 kg

Senior clubs
South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 16

Family links
Tom Quade (Brother)Mike Quade (Brother)

Ricky Quade

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1970-19801641100.6733%15.384.263.7334

AFL: 8,234th player to appear, 1,056th most games played, 971st most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 973rd player to appear, 56th most games played, 60th most goals kicked

Recruited from Ariah Park in New South Wales, Ricky Quade was an appropriate choice as first coach for South Melbourne after the club relocated to Sydney in 1982. In actual fact, Quade suffered the indignity of being sacked by the club committee shortly after being appointed, but he was later re-installed. He coached the Swans for their first two and a half seasons in the Harbor City.

As a player, Ricky Quade represented South Melbourne in 164 VFL games between 1970 and 1980, kicking 110 goals. A highly talented ruck-rover, he won the club's best and fairest award in 1976.

Author - John Devaney


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