Full Name: CHRIS NAISH
Date of Birth: 27/09/1971
Height: 173 cm ( 5-8 )
Weight: 70 kg ( 11-0 )
Debut: 31/03/1990, Round 1, Brisbane Bears
Last Game: 09/08/1997, Round 19, Fremantle
Total Games: 143
Total Goals: 212
Honours: Victorian Representative Team 1991 Games 1 Goals 0.
Honours: Best & Fairest 1990, Leading Goalkicker 1990 Goals 22.
Chris is a rover and forward-pocket. He was recruited from Wangaratta where he won the Ovens and Murray League Rookie of the Year in 1988. He first played with the Richmond Reserves in 1989 before making his senior debut in 1990. In 1990 he won the Reserves Best and Fairest and Top Goal Kicker awards. He developed into a real opportunist who needed few possessions to convert into goals. He had a good turn of speed, was very elusive and a fine mark for his size. He represented Victoria once in 1991. His highest individual goal tally was 6 against Geelong in Round 15 of 1991. He scored 5 goals or more on four occasions. He finished 1995 with 42 goals, only three behind leading goal kicker Nick Daffy. Chris was a member of Richmond's 1995 Finals team. He was one of the reasons Richmond came from behind to beat Essendon in the semi-final. He was taken off during the second quarter; however returned after half time and collected numerous possessions as well as kicking 2 goals. Despite strong approaches from the Sydney Swans, during the off season, Richmond were able to keep this talented goal sneak. Away from football. Chris was traded to Port Adelaide after the 1997 season. Chris studied sports administration.
His son, Patrick, was selected as a father-son pick in the 2017 National Draft for Richmond
Tigers Junior Football Five Seasons ; Wangaratta U/17 1986-87, Games 4 ( Honours - Teal Cup Representative Team 1986-87 ) ; Wangaratta 1988-89, Games 31, Goals 52 ( Honours - Rookie Of The Year 1988 ).
Port Adelaide 1998-99, Games 18, Goals 16.