Full Name: Alexander "Alec" James Edmond
Date of Birth: 1878
Death: 8 January, 1950., aged 72
1902 Premiership Captain
1905 Premiership Captain
1908 Richmond Life Member
2007 Hall of Fame
RFC Committee 1901-1902, 1912
Edmond played 126 games for Richmond in the VFA from 1899 -1907 and kicked 20 goals.
He was a dual Premiership captain, a rare feat equalled by Dan Minogue (1920/21), Percy Bentley (1932/34), Royce Hart (1973/74), and surpassed by Trent Cotchin (2017/19/20)
Edmond led Richmond in 101 games - a club record that lasted for 30 years until Percy Bentley in 1937.
During his captaincy tenure at Tigerland, Richmond finished the Home and Away ladder as followed:
1901 Season - 2nd place on H+A ladder. No Grand Final was held that year.
1902 Season - 1st player on H+A ladder. Premiers for finishing on top. No Grand Final was held.
1903 Season - 1st place on H+A ladder, but lost Grand Final to North Melbourne.
1904 Season - 1st place on H+A ladder, but forfeited the Grand Final against North Melbourne.
1905 Season - 2nd place on H+A ladder. Premiers, defeated North Melbourne in Grand Final.
1906 Season - 2nd place on H+A ladder. Lost in the Semi Final to Footscray.
1907 Season - 2nd place on H+A ladder. Lost in the Semi Final to West Melbourne.
Three particular seasons are worth noting.
In 1902, Richmond won 15 games and lost only 1.
In 1903, under his captaincy, Richmond won 15 consecutive matches between Rd 3 and Rd 17. It is an achievement not yet surpassed in our seniors history.
In the 1904 season, Richmond forfeited playing the 1904 Grand Final due to the umpire who was appointed to the match.
His brother Bruce played for Richmond in 1904, and another brother Jack played in 1900.
Alec died in 1950, The Age newspaper called him "a star for Richmond."
In 2007 he was posthumously inducted into the Richmond Football Club Hall of Fame.