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Known occurrences of a goal with first kick in League football
|Rd 10 1911||Matt Incigneri||Collingwood||Punt Road|
|Rd 7 1955||Tom Hafey||Collingwood||Victoria Park (yet to find written evidence. His entry is based on his oral history)|
|Rd 8 1961||Edo Benetti**||Carlton||Princes Park|
|Rd 4 1977||David Miller||Collingwood||MCG|
|Rd 1 1978||Dale Weightman||Carlton||MCG|
|Rd 1 1980||Matthew Wall||Hawthorn||Princes Park|
|Rd 5 1989||Richard Lounder****||Nth Melb||MCG|
|Rd 24 1991||Nathan Bower||Carlton||MCG|
|Rd 12 1996||Ben Moore**||Adelaide||MCG|
|Rd 7 2000||Aaron Fiora||Carlton||MCG|
|Rd 8 2008||Trent Cotchin||Geelong||MCG|
|Rd 9 2014||Ben Lennon||Melbourne||MCG|
|Rd 2 2016||Jayden Short||Collingwood||MCG|
|Rd 3 2018||Jack Higgins||Hawthorn||MCG|
|Rd 1 2019||Noah Balta||Carlton||MCG|
|Rd 1 2019||Tom Lynch ***||Carlton||MCG|
(note that this was Lynch's debut for Richmond, he had played for Suns previously)
Biggest gap between Richmond Senior games
Club Game No.
Next Club Game No.
|3570||Billy Schmidt||71st||Sept 2 1911||72nd||Jun 11 1921|
|2765||Charlie Ricketts||VFA||Oct 7 1905||VFL||May 3 1913|
|2744||David Cloke||176th||Sept 25 1982||177th||March 31 1990|
|2506||Alf Hill||VFA||Sept 28 1889||VFA||Aug 8 1896|
|2149||Pat Davey||7th||July 11 1936||8th||May 30 1942|
|2065||Trent Nichols||56th||Aug 4 1991||57th||March 30 1997|
|1883||Frank Howard||1st||May 8 1943||2nd||July 3 1948|
|1848||Bill Mahoney||145th||July 17 1915||146th||Aug 7 1920|
|1687||Phil Nagle||7th||Sept 6 1941||8th||April 20 1946 Ri|
|1680||Bruce Tschirpig||8th||Aug 28 1971||9th||April 3 1976|
|1449||Frank Hughes senior||24th||June 19 1915||25th||June 7 1919|
|1449||Tom Graham||VFA||June 26 1886||VFL||June 14 1890|
|1442||George Threlfall||5th||June 7 1919||6th||May 19 1923|
|1414||Wayne Walsh||6th||Aug 24 1968||7th||July 8 1972|
|1393||Graham Gaunt||2nd||Sept 2 1972||3rd||June 26 1976|
|1386||Kevin Colls||2nd||July 18 1942||3rd||May 4 1946|
|1379||Ray Boyanich||61st||Oct 7 1972||62nd||July 17 1976|
|1344||Laird Smith||114th||Sept 6 1941||115th||May 12 1945|
|1337||Terry Smith||50th||Aug 7 1982||51st||Aprl 5 1986|
|1330||Daryl Vernon||4th||Aug 8 1981||5th||March 30 1985|
|1176||Hughie James||114th||May 6 1916||115th||July 26 1919|
|1134||Dave Lynch||4th||June 9 1923||5th||July 17 1926|
|1064||Keith Millar||33rd||June 25 1927||34th||May 24 1930|
|1043||Anthony Smith||1st||Aug 9 1969||2nd||June 17 1972|
|1042||Mark Coughlan||83rd||June 18 2006||84th||April 25 2009|
|1038||Murray Thompson||3rd||June 16 1973||4th||April 19 1976|
|1036||Jack Sullivan||25th||June 19 1943||26th||April 20 1946|
|1036||Laurie Taylor||7th||July 15 1944||8th||May 17 1947|
|1029||Bill Burns||27th||July 3 1909||28th||April 27 1912|
|1021||Mabior Chol||1st||August 27th 2016||2nd||June 13 2019|
|1015||Ralph Empey||15th||July 18 1925||16th||April 28 1928|
|1008||Bill Burns||54th||Aug 9 1913||55th||May 13 1916|
Consecutive Richmond games where at least 1 goal was kicked.
|54||Michael Roach||Rd 1 1980||Rd 11 1982|
|48||Dick Harris||Rd 18 1941||Rd 14 1944|
|45||Jack Titus||Rd 9 1934||Rd 14 1936|
|40||Jack Riewoldt||Rd 1 2013||Rd 20 2014|
|39||Jack Titus||Rd 3 1937||Rd 5 1939|
|37||Jack Titus||Rd 13 1939||Rd 11 1941|
|34||Brian Taylor||Rd 18 1981||Rd 14 1984|
|32||Neil Balme||Rd 19 1971||QF 1973|
|28||George Bayliss||Rd 4 1919||Rd 2 1921|
|28||Jack Dyer||SF 1947||Rd 11 1949|
|28||Jack Titus||Rd 12 1941||Rd 4 1943|
|27||Doug Strang||Rd 11 1932||Rd 14 1934|
|26||Kevin Bartlett||Rd 12 1982||Rd 18 1983|
|25||Matthew Richardson||Rd 1 1999||Rd 3 2001|
Goal after siren to win match
1904- Ernest McDonald vs West Melb
1932 - Doug Strang vs Carlton
1966 - Blair Campbell vs Sth Melbourne (Blair's debut and 20th birthday)
1981 - Paul Sarah vs StKilda
2009 - Jordan McMahon vs Melbourne
2016 - Sam Lloyd vs Sydney
Richmond players who wore a helmet in a senior match.
Taylor Stahl (Rd 1 2020 AFLW)
Richmond players who wore glasses in a senior match
1917 - Sid Reeves.
Early references to 'Tiger' or 'Tigers' in Richmond Football related article.
1890, Aug 9 - The Leader
"Both sides worked like tigers, and for a time neither granted a perceptible advantage"
1892, Sept 10 - The Weekly Times
"Before the locals could properly realise what was going on , their three goals lead had disappeared, and the necessity confronted them of fighting like tigers for a bare draw"
1894, May 9 - The Australasian
"Two men stood out boldly amongst the Richmondites, viz. Parker and Taylor. The former was all day on the ball , working like a tiger..." Although a passing reference and not a personal - let alone a team - moniker, this phrase is possibly the earliest written reference to a Richmond player, by name, as a tiger.
1908, May 7 - Punch
"...and they notched three sixers before the striped Tigers woke up to the view the morning sun" This article also has Punch calling Richmond 'Zebras'. Possibly the earliest reference to the Richmond team as 'Tigers'
1908 , June 4 - Punch
"Richmond however finished the last quarter like tigers, and put on twenty-seven points to the others' nine. 'The Tigers' is not only an appropriate name for the Yellow and Black, but certainly applies to any team that that can show the finish Richmond did on this occasion"
1909, June 3 - Punch
'My opinion freely expressed last season, that the Tigers were difficult to 'track' in their own jungle has always been amply borne out"
1910, May 7 - Richmond Guardian
The football columnist for The Richmond Guardian, “Quiz” refers to the Richmond team as “the tigers”. The Richmond Guardian will use the term regularly from now on.
1910 May 26 - Punch
'The Tigers Bite The Dust' , one of the earliest references of 'Tigers' in an article headline.
1910, July 2 - Punch
"Abbott, James and McGuire battling like striped tigers against the Southern onslaught"
Early references to 'Tigerland' in a football sense.
(nb: In 1894, Tantanoola FC was referenced as 'Tigerland' and 'Tigerlanders'. The team played out of South Aust)
1922, July 15 - Richmond Guardian.
Lou Roberts, “Robbo” of The Richmond Guardian refers to Richmond as Tigerland in his column. It is possibly the earliest such reference in print. Roberts will use the moniker in future articles.
1924, July 9 - Sporting Globe
A fine spirit of brotherly feeling has always existed between the cricket and football clubs in Tigerland
1927, July 28 - Table Talk
All roads will lead to Richmond next Saturday, for that is the day that the inhabitants of Tigerland have been waiting for so long - the day when the locals meet Collingwood
1928, Apr 25 - Sporting Globe
They must have some great defenders in Tiger-land, anyway...
"Eat 'Em Alive" reference specifically to Richmond
Oct9 1920, The Herald, page 6
"Who are We?"
"What do we do?"
"Eat Em A-li-ve!"
Oct 9 1920 Richmond Guardian, pg 3
"and Dave Moffatt enlivened proceedings with a huge roar at frequent intervals, "Eat 'em alive!"
"To the accompaniment of "Eat 'em alive," which caused a mild sensation among the Saints"
"Bridge-road at this time presented a wonderful sight, and thousands of people had heard the "Eat 'em Alive"
Dec 16 1920. The Advocate, page 28
As part of a sports program, including a Draught Horse Derby, for thoroughbreds are held.
Eat 'Em Alive by The Tiger (owner Dan Minogue) rider Ginger Moffat
28 May 1921, The Mirror (WA) , page 4
Johnny Campbell Impresses Victorians.Campbell, the West Australian, has been a great attraction at Richmond's practice games. He is a two-footed, kicker, and can mark sky high. All the big Tigers and all the little Tigers feel that they should eat-'em-alive-o if they could get at the W.A. Leaguers who refused to transfer him.
16 June 1921, The Barrier Miner, page 4
At the same court Charles Frederick Bladen, in defending a charge of having behaved in an offensive manner at a football match at Fawkner Park. South Yarra, on June 11, said that all he said was. "Eat 'em alive. Tigers!" The bench imposed a fine of £1. but warned the defendant that if he appeared again on a similar charge he would be fined 10 pounds
18 June 1921, The Argus, page 7
Imagine a semi-final with 36 women playing in front of thousands of she-barrackers-"You mean barracquettes, m' dear. Shouting 'Eat 'em alive, Tigresses!'
30 June 1921, The Cobram Courier, page 3
A good eighteen has been chosen to meet the 'Tigers' (whose barrackers' mild spur-cry is 'Eat 'em alive'-')
4 August 1921,The Advocate, page 26
The Pivotonians were accompanied to town by an ardent crowd of Sleepy Hollow, but the "Eat-'em-alive-on locals outbarracked them as the game progressed.
Stawell Gift runners
1899 - Norm Clark (future Richmond coach) - Winner
1901 - Edward Thomas Kenny - Winner (Richmond 1903-04)
1912 - Ernest Carter - Winner
1923- William Thomas Condon (Reserves 1929-30) - 3rd player
1927- Tom Dunne (future Richmond player) - 2nd place
1948- Tom Brudenall - Winner (Richmond FC 2nds circa 1945/46)
1956- Bill Williams - Winner
(nb some contemporary reports say Harry Rigby (Rich/Carl/Melb won the 1909 gift - however it was H F Rigby born in Tasmania
Richmond Families (under construction)
(bold indicates the played Senior football for Richmond)
Charles Backhouse, George Backhouse, William Backhouse - all brothers who played in VFA.
Percy Bentley , brother of Bill Bentley (Reserves 1924-1926)
Jack Bissett , father of Ray Bissett (trained with Richmond in 1945)
Frank Bourke, father of Francis Bourke, and grandfather of David Bourke
Brothers Brendan Bower, Nathan Bower, and Darren Bower all played senior football
Leo Burke 1915-1919, father of Shaun Burke, who trained pre-season 1953
There is also a John Bourke who trained with Richmond in 1953, identified as son of a Bourke circa 1918. There was no Bourke who played at that year, but there is Leo Burke. Is Shaun and John the same person, different ?
Keith Cook identical twin brother of Fred Cook
Cecil Cook (trained with Richmond 1945), younger brother of Keith and Fred.
It looks like all 3 Cooks played in the same Reserves game Rd 14 1945 (and perhaps other games)
Laurie Cahill (1943 premiership), brother Of John V Cahill, who was signed by Richmond
(side note: John V Cahill is the father of SANFL legend John Cahill)
James Digby , 1892-1893 , father of Norman Digby who trained in 1921 pre season
John 'Jack' Dyer father of John Dyer Jnr
Donald Don, father of Ken Don (trained with Richmond 1945)
Don Fraser, father of Don Fraser Jnr
Brothers Bill Grant, Geoff Grant (1936-38 Seniors) , Colin Grant all played Rd 5 1938 Reserves match
Percy Gibb (1902-03), brother of Len Gibb (1914)
Dan Guinane, father of Paddy Guinane
Royce Hart, father of Simon Hart (Reserves)
Angus MacIsaac (1922-24, 26-27), father of Gerard, who trained with Richmond in 1953 season.
Herbert Martin played Reserves 1939 (and died in Army training accident in 1941). His brother Gordon Martin also played for trained with Richmond, and possible played for Reserves in 1942 / 1944 seasons)
Dave Moffatt (1912-1917, 19-20), father of Jack Moffatt who trained in 1953 season.
Edward 'Ted' James 'Janey' O'Neill (1900) , father of Kevin O'Neill (1930-1941)
Sid Reeves, father of Jack Reeves (trained with Richmond in 1945)
Alan Bull Richardson father of Matthew Richardson
Roger Richardson is brother of Alan ,and uncle of Matthew
George Smith, Richmond's first VFA captain, his son was Dave Smith (1914), and Jack Smith (VFA 1905-1906)
James "Jim" Smith (1917-26), father of Kevin, who trained with Richmond in 1953 season.
Jack Sullivan (1941-1943,1946) , brother of Leo Sullivan (trained with Richmond in 1945)
Brothers Tom Watson, Dave Watson, Joe Watson, and Will Watson all played in August 3 1898 match vs Port Melbourne
William Wells , father of Charlie 'Chinger' Wells, and grandfather of Billy 'Jumbo' Wells
Charlie Williams , father of Brian Williams, (trained with Richmond in 1945)
Richmond Teams Undefeated during a season
1955 Richmond Fourths. (won every game except for the Grand Final. Lost by 1 pt)
1966 Richmond Reserves were undefeated (including the Grand Final) however we docked premiership points on eve of final series due to playing unregistered player.
Highest winning margins by a Richmond side, all levels.
244 points - Richmond Fourths (36.28.244 ) def Sth Melb United 0.0.0 (29 May 1954)
241 points - Richmond Reserves (37.30.252) def Geelong Reserves 1.5.11 at Punt Road (Rd 17 1947)
217 points - Richmond Seniors 34.29.233 def Tasmania 2.4.16 at Football Park, Adel (Champions of Aust Match 1)
188 points - Richmond Reserves (33.21.219) def Nth Ballarat (4.7.31) at Punt Road (Rd 1 2017)
186 points - Richmond Seniors (33.16.214) def Swan Districts (4.4.28) (June 22, 1982)
186 points - Richmond Reserves (34.22.226) def Sth Melb Reserves (6.4.40) (Rd 21 1973)
176 points - Richmond Reserves (32.19.211) def Fitz (5.5.35) (Rd 18 1966)
168 points - Richmond Seniors (30.19.199) def Nth Melb (4.7.31) at Punt Road (Rd 2 1931)
164 points - Richmond Reserves (30.19.199) def Fitzroy (4.11.35) (Rd 8 1936)
Fewest losses in a season:
Year W L D
1920 15 3
1932 16 3 1
1934 17 3
1967 17 3
1921 15 4
1931 16 4
1966 13 4 1
Consecutive games without a loss: (Seniors)
15 1903 Rd 3 - 1903 Rd 17
14 1905 Rd 12 - 1906 Rd 4
14 2019 Rd 15 - 2020 Rd 2 (1 draw)
12 1932 R11 - 1933 R2
12 1972 R14 - SF replay (1 draw)
12 1980 R3 - R14 (1 draw)
11 1907 Rd 6 - 1907 Rd 16
10 1934 R13 - 1935 R2
10 1967 R13 - 1968 R2
9 1921 R13 - 1922 R1
9 1930 R4 - R12
9 1974 R13 - R21
9 2014 R15 - R23
Consecutive games without a loss: (Reserves)
27 | Rd 15 1965 - Rd 3 1967 (incl the 1966 GF, and 1966 season undefeated)
22 - Rd 4 1973 - Rd 1 1974 (incl the 1973 GF)
Consecutive games without a loss: (Under 19s)
18 - Rd 13 1973 - Rd 6 1974 (incl the 1973 GF)
Most behinds by Richmond in a match
Year Round G B Opp R
1967 16 23 30 Ha W
1946 18 16 29 Ca W
1929 17 18 28 Sy W
1945 11 14 28 Ge W
1969 3 13 28 NM L
1947 1 18 27 NM W
The North defeat is the only one among the 21 times we've kicked 25+ behinds.
Richmond's EGMs / or Special Meetings.
Feb 8 1894 - to discuss raising funds to wipe off the club debt before start of the season
Feb 27 1911 - (by request of over 100 members) - 'to discuss the general desirability of open professionalism, and the formation of a new governing body for the control and management of football in Victoria, and any other business considered necessary"
Feb 5 1930 - Special Meeting held at 8pm, prior to the AGM at 8.15pm, to "consider proposed alterations to rules, as recommended by the Committee"
Sept 26 1932 - Special Meeting to discuss the League's constitutional change that 'one third of a club's committee retire each year'.
Jan 10 1944 - called by the Committee - relating to length of tenure by committee members
Most known behinds by a Richmond player in a game (Seniors)
Jack Titus 2.12 (Rd 4 1939 vs Sth Melbourne)
Tom Allen - 0.11 (Rd 1 1949 vs Footscray)
Kevin Bartlett 2.8 (Rd 2 1974 vs Fitz)
Kevin Bartlett 1.8 (Rd 1 1978 vs Carlton)
Bob Dummett 4.8 (Rd 2 1959 vs Nth Melb)
David Cloke 5.8 ( Rd 9 1979 vs Collingwood)
Roger Dean 0.8 (Rd 8 1972 vs Hawthorn)
Robert Lamb 2.8 (Rd 13 1974 vs Fitzroy)
George Bayliss 0.7 (Rd 3 1921 v Fitzroy)
Richmond players who captained Victoria
𝗗𝗮𝗻 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗼𝗴𝘂𝗲 - 1920 - vs Bendigo Football League
𝗣𝗲𝗿𝗰𝘆 𝗕𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗹𝗲𝘆- 1933 - vs South Australia.
𝗝𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗗𝘆𝗲𝗿 - 1941 vs South Australia.
𝗝𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗗𝘆𝗲𝗿- 1949 vs NSW.
𝗕𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗿𝗶𝘀 - 1950 vs WA, 1950 vs VFA, 1950 vs SA -all at the 1950 Brisbane Carnival).
(NB: He was scheduled to captain Victoria vs Tasmania, but sprained his wrist in the WA match)
𝗗𝗲𝘀 𝗥𝗼𝘄𝗲 - 1955 vs W.A and 1955 vs S.A
𝗥𝗼𝘆𝗰𝗲 𝗛𝗮𝗿𝘁- 1973 vs S.A
𝗙𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗶𝘀 𝗕𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗸𝗲 1977 vs WA, 1980 vs ACT
𝗞𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗻 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗹𝗲𝘁𝘁 1980 vs WA, 1980 vs SA
𝗗𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗪𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗺𝗮𝗻 1987 vs WA, 1988 vs WA, 1990 vs NSW
𝗧𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗖𝗼𝘁𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻 2020 vs All Stars
Note that prior to the 2020 AFLW season, Richmond announced the signing of players into that competition.
Akec Makur Chuot
Sophie Molan (AFLW Draft)
Highest scores(all grades)
Richmond Reserves 33.17.215 def Nth Melb Reserves 10.20.80 , 19 June 1948 at Punt Road.
1885 Best players
"Among the most prominent have been Smith and Searle (backs), Wells, Leighton, Elder and Rushton (forward), Stewart in the centre, Conlon, Syles, Taylor and Graham following." (The Leader 3 Oct 1885)
1886 Best players
"During the season the following have proved most reliable: , Stephens, Hill and Powell as followers; Smith and Stewart in the centre, Syle as a rover, and Wookey, Howarth, and Beckwith in defence. " (Sportsman 6 Oct 1886)
1887 Best players
.."among its most prominent players have been Syle, D.P.Smith, Hill. O'Loughlin, Stephens, Eldridge, Reddan, Boyd, Stewart"
(Leader 1 Oct 1887)
1889 Best players
"Brown who has few equals as a forward player , and amongst others who have done well may be mentioned O'Loughlin, Searle, W Burwood, Syle, Coles, Kilmartin, Stephens, Bannon, McSweeney"
(The Age, 30 Sept 1889, page 6)
1890 Best players
"Amongst those who strove hard to restore the shattered fortunes of the club , Syle, Burwood, Deane, Elder, Shore, Kilmartin, O'Halloran, Stewart, and Reid claim prominence"
(Leader, 4 Oct 1890, page 21)
1893 Best players
"McKay, O'Meara, Dowdell, Sinclair, Le Fevre, Backhouse, Parker, Sparrow, Cornigo, Digby, Priceand Elder have been the chief players"
(The Age, 2 Oct 1893, page 7)
1899 Best players
"The question of the best player in the association is a hard one to settle, as there are so many players on an equality. The various clubs may be represented thus however..."
C Backhouse, Parker, T Watson, Bahen, Rudd (Richmond)
(The Age, 30 Sept 1889, page 6)
1900 Best Players
In the field, Richmond has this year been splendidly served by McNair, Parker, and Taylor following; T Watson, Edmunds, Sloss back; C Backhouse in the centre, Rudd on the wing, and Bahen and Milne up forward.
( The Australiasian , 15 Sept, 1900, page 21)