Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Ronald Durham

Known as
Ron Durham

11 June 1921

25 June 1961 (aged 40)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 331d
Last game: 27y 85d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 1

Ron Durham

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
RichmondV/AFL1943-1944, 1946-19485900.0063%12
Total1943-1944, 1946-19485900.0063%12

AFL: 5,144th player to appear, 3,798th most games played, 11,390th most goals kickedRichmond: 420th player to appear, 265th most games played, 1,009th most goals kicked

Richmond’s Ron Durham was a top quality full back who, after a horror start to his VFL career in which his Carlton opponent Jim Baird kicked 10 goals, improved to the extent of winning that season’s Tigers best and fairest award. The season in question was 1943, and it was crowned in the best way imaginable with a 12.14 to 11.15 grand final defeat of Essendon. In 1943-4 and from 1946 to 1948 Durham made 59 senior appearances without scoring a goal. He was forced to retire from playing at the age of 27 because of persistent knee problems.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Publications; ​Photo sourced from Boyles Football Photos.


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