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Key Facts

Full name
Ronald Richards

Known as
Ron Richards

Born
11 May 1928

Died
20 September 2013 (aged 85)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 48d
Last game: 28y 113d

Height and weight
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 21, 20

Family links
Lou Richards (Brother)Charlie Pannam Jnr (Uncle)Alby Pannam (Uncle)Charlie Pannam (Grandfather)Ed Richards (Grandson)Albert Pannam (Great uncle)

Ron Richards

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CollingwoodV/AFL1947-19561431140.8068%14.003.332
Total1947-19561431140.8068%14.003.332

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 5,720th player to appear, 1,393rd most games played, 919th most goals kickedCollingwood: 504th player to appear, 110th most games played, 70th most goals kicked

Recruited, like his brother Lou, from Collingwood Tech., Ron Richards enjoyed a productive VFL career with Collingwood which saw him play 143 games and kick 114 goals between 1947 and 1956. Less talented perhaps than Lou, he was nevertheless every bit as competitive, and much more versatile. He starred on a wing in the 1953 Grand Final defeat of Geelong, but he could also rove, was dangerous near goal, and was a fierce and tenacious tackler in the backlines. He later gave tremendous service to the Magpies in a variety of off-field roles.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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