Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Ronald McDonald

Known as
Ron McDonald

12 August 1933

11 September 2000 (aged 67)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 254d
Last game: 27y 1d

Height and weight
Height: 189 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 14

Ron McDonald

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 6,533rd player to appear, 2,611th most games played, 1,279th most goals kickedRichmond: 551st player to appear, 170th most games played, 90th most goals kicked

A versatile 'tall' (189 cm, 83 kg) who could hold down any key position or take a turn in ruck, Richmond's Murtoa recruit Ron McDonald gave the club excellent service in 92 VFL games between 1955 and 1960. Superb overhead, he also kicked well, and was reliably consistent. He played for the VFL at the centenary Melbourne carnival of 1958.

Author - John Devaney


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